Meaningfulness beyond meaning-making : cultural psychological aspects of the donor portrait

2022
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dc.abstract.enArt is a rich area in which to study psychological life through the lens of cultural psychology. While any kind of art can be studied within cultural psychology, in the current piece we argue that an art form known as the donor portrait, and more particularly a subcategory thereof known as the contact portrait, visually depicts core aspects of our psychological lives that constitute matters of fundamental interest within cultural psychology. After briefly discussing this particular art form, we focus on how these portraits visually depict four core aspects of cultural psychology. We first explore how the contact portrait navigates the "frontier problem" found at the intersection of individuality and commonality. We then examine how contact portraits catalyze, but do not cause, the viewer’s emotional engagement. The third aspect concerns the human struggle to make sense out of an unknown future. Finally, we discuss the search for meaningfulness beyond meaning-making depicted within these images and lying at the core of our psychological lives. These characteristics of the contact portrait attest to our human striving towards what lies beyond our current state, something that finds expression in the idea of Schaufrömmigkeit-a pious, humble need to see that which is ultimately unseeable.pl
dc.affiliationWydział Filozoficzny : Instytut Pedagogikipl
dc.contributor.authorMazur, Lucas - 351182 pl
dc.contributor.authorPlontke, Sandrapl
dc.date.accessioned2022-05-06T12:52:25Z
dc.date.available2022-05-06T12:52:25Z
dc.date.issued2022pl
dc.description.number1pl
dc.description.physical133-151pl
dc.description.publication19pl
dc.description.volume28pl
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1354067X211057748pl
dc.identifier.eissn1461-7056pl
dc.identifier.issn1354-067Xpl
dc.identifier.urihttps://ruj.uj.edu.pl/xmlui/handle/item/291723
dc.languageengpl
dc.language.containerengpl
dc.pbn.affiliationDziedzina nauk społecznych : pedagogikapl
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dc.subject.enartpl
dc.subject.encatalysispl
dc.subject.encultural psychologypl
dc.subject.endonor portraitpl
dc.subject.enmeaningfulnesspl
dc.subject.enmeaning-makingpl
dc.subject.enpaintingpl
dc.subject.enSchaufrömmigkeitpl
dc.subtypeArticlepl
dc.titleMeaningfulness beyond meaning-making : cultural psychological aspects of the donor portraitpl
dc.title.journalCulture & Psychologypl
dc.typeJournalArticlepl
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cris.lastimport.wos
2024-04-10T00:51:42Z
dc.abstract.enpl
Art is a rich area in which to study psychological life through the lens of cultural psychology. While any kind of art can be studied within cultural psychology, in the current piece we argue that an art form known as the donor portrait, and more particularly a subcategory thereof known as the contact portrait, visually depicts core aspects of our psychological lives that constitute matters of fundamental interest within cultural psychology. After briefly discussing this particular art form, we focus on how these portraits visually depict four core aspects of cultural psychology. We first explore how the contact portrait navigates the "frontier problem" found at the intersection of individuality and commonality. We then examine how contact portraits catalyze, but do not cause, the viewer’s emotional engagement. The third aspect concerns the human struggle to make sense out of an unknown future. Finally, we discuss the search for meaningfulness beyond meaning-making depicted within these images and lying at the core of our psychological lives. These characteristics of the contact portrait attest to our human striving towards what lies beyond our current state, something that finds expression in the idea of Schaufrömmigkeit-a pious, humble need to see that which is ultimately unseeable.
dc.affiliationpl
Wydział Filozoficzny : Instytut Pedagogiki
dc.contributor.authorpl
Mazur, Lucas - 351182
dc.contributor.authorpl
Plontke, Sandra
dc.date.accessioned
2022-05-06T12:52:25Z
dc.date.available
2022-05-06T12:52:25Z
dc.date.issuedpl
2022
dc.description.numberpl
1
dc.description.physicalpl
133-151
dc.description.publicationpl
19
dc.description.volumepl
28
dc.identifier.doipl
10.1177/1354067X211057748
dc.identifier.eissnpl
1461-7056
dc.identifier.issnpl
1354-067X
dc.identifier.uri
https://ruj.uj.edu.pl/xmlui/handle/item/291723
dc.languagepl
eng
dc.language.containerpl
eng
dc.pbn.affiliationpl
Dziedzina nauk społecznych : pedagogika
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Dodaję tylko opis bibliograficzny
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bez licencji
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dc.subject.enpl
art
dc.subject.enpl
catalysis
dc.subject.enpl
cultural psychology
dc.subject.enpl
donor portrait
dc.subject.enpl
meaningfulness
dc.subject.enpl
meaning-making
dc.subject.enpl
painting
dc.subject.enpl
Schaufrömmigkeit
dc.subtypepl
Article
dc.titlepl
Meaningfulness beyond meaning-making : cultural psychological aspects of the donor portrait
dc.title.journalpl
Culture & Psychology
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JournalArticle
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