A preliminary inquiry into the interaction of postural set and body image

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Title:
A preliminary inquiry into the interaction of postural set and body image
Author:
Rotholz, Elizabeth Bruch, 1958-
Issue Date:
1988
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Postural set and body image are described as two interactive components of a dancer's expressive skills as a performing artist. The ways in which these components interact are influenced by numerous factors, including the dancer's physique, the environment in which movement is learned and practiced, the aesthetic requirements of particular dance techniques, and the kinds of body images the dancer has created or is in the process of creating. Postural set refers to a habitual, bipedal position of the body that is recognized by the central nervous system as an established motor response. Body image is defined as the summary notion, at any given moment, of one's body proportions and properties. Postural set and body image are functionally interrelated on psychological and physical levels, and both contribute to the experience of the body as a sensing, moving, and emotional entity.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Posture.; Body image.; Dancers -- Psychology.; Human mechanics.
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Exercise and Sport Sciences
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Wilson, John M.; Russell, Kathryn R.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleA preliminary inquiry into the interaction of postural set and body imageen_US
dc.creatorRotholz, Elizabeth Bruch, 1958-en_US
dc.contributor.authorRotholz, Elizabeth Bruch, 1958-en_US
dc.date.issued1988en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractPostural set and body image are described as two interactive components of a dancer's expressive skills as a performing artist. The ways in which these components interact are influenced by numerous factors, including the dancer's physique, the environment in which movement is learned and practiced, the aesthetic requirements of particular dance techniques, and the kinds of body images the dancer has created or is in the process of creating. Postural set refers to a habitual, bipedal position of the body that is recognized by the central nervous system as an established motor response. Body image is defined as the summary notion, at any given moment, of one's body proportions and properties. Postural set and body image are functionally interrelated on psychological and physical levels, and both contribute to the experience of the body as a sensing, moving, and emotional entity.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectPosture.en_US
dc.subjectBody image.en_US
dc.subjectDancers -- Psychology.en_US
dc.subjectHuman mechanics.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineExercise and Sport Sciencesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorWilson, John M.en_US
dc.contributor.advisorRussell, Kathryn R.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1333260en_US
dc.identifier.oclc20407024en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b16997189en_US
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