Speaker: Salman Akhtar, M.D. (Ardmore, PA)
Description: This presentation will trace the origin of human curiosity to the interplay between hard-wired evolutionary imperatives and epigenetically unfolding psychosexual drives and relational scenarios of formative years. It will also address the forms and expressions of curiosity that are normative (e.g. developmental), and ubiquitous (e.g. existential), as well as those which are morbid in either quantitative (e.g. too much, too little), or qualitative (e.g. false, transgressive, prurient) sense. The intricate relationship between curiosity and creativity will also be discussed. Finally, the implications of such formations to the analytic situation (from both sides of the couch, and in between) shall be elucidated.
After viewing this video presentation the participant will be able to:
(1) Use concepts discussed to enumerate normal and pathological forms of curiosity and more empathetically treat individuals with maladaptive forms of curiosity; and
(2) Describe the evolutionary and onto genetic origins of curiosity
Criteria for Completion:
- Watch video
- Submission of completed evaluation form of the article and the overall evaluation
- 80% passing grade of post-test questions
Continuing Education Credits: 1
Continuing Professional Education Credit
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