AIC Seminar Series
Measuring Mind: Event-Specific Knowledge, Narration, Metaphor and Referential Activity
|Hans Steiner||Stanford University School of Medicine|
Notice: hosted by Richard Waldinger
Date: Thursday July 10, 2008 at 16:00
Location: EJ228 (SRI E building) (Directions)
Much of psychiatric diagnosis and treatment depends on the hermeneutic approach
to behavior patterns and narrated events. The content of mental activity is
challenging to measure reliably and validly. Surveys, questionnaires and
projective tests all have major limitations; imaging methods at the present time
cannot capture complex, layered mental states. New approaches have to be found.
Examining narratives offers an opportunity, especially if hermeneutic analyses
can be computerized to remove observer bias.
We will present data on the DAAP Referentail Activity Measure by Bucci and
Maskit; the Temporal Juncture Method by Nelson; and the Metaphor Approach
described by Lakoff.
Hans Steiner was born in Vienna, Austria and received his Doctor medicinae
universalis (Dr. med. univ. = M.D.) from the Medical Faculty of the University
of Vienna, Austria, in 1972. He completed his residency in adult Psychiatry at
SUNY Upstate Medical Center, his child and adolescent psychiatry residency at
the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Currently, Dr. Steiner is Professor of
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Child Psychiatry and Human Development at
the Stanford University School of Medicine. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the
American Psychiatric Association (APA), a Fellow of the American Academy of
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), and the Academy of Psychosomatic
Medicine (APM). He is an invited member of the Group for the Advancement of
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