MichaelEmeryArt

Robert Henri..greatest Teacher "The Art Spirit"..a must read

Tracy Chapman...I'd marry her..lol. she can't sing a song I don't adore!(even if I am Fem).I still open minded!

Life is an unfoldment, and the further we travel the more truth we can comprehend. To understand the things that are at our door is the best preparation for understanding those that lie beyond.-Hypatia

All formal dogmatic religions are fallacious and must never be accepted by self-respecting persons as final.-Hypatia

Betty Edwards,,"Drawing from the Right side of the brain"

"If I am right,that the story of the Western world is one of increasing Left hemisphere domination,we would not expect insight to be the Key note. Instead,we would expect a sort of insouciant optimism,..the sleepwalker whistling a happy tune as he ambles towards the abyss."
Iain McGilchrist-"the Master and his Emissary"

Leon Festinger (8 May 1919 – 11 February 1989) was an American social psychologist, perhaps best known for cognitive dissonance and social comparison theory. His theories and research are credited with renouncing the previously dominant behaviorist view of social psychology by demonstrating the inadequacy of stimulus-response conditioning accounts of human behavior.[1] Festinger is also credited with advancing the use of laboratory experimentation in social psychology,[2] although he simultaneously stressed the importance of studying real-life situations,[3] a principle he perhaps most famously practiced when personally infiltrating a doomsday cult. He is also known in social network theory for the proximity effect (or propinquity).[4]

Festinger studied psychology under Kurt Lewin, an important figure in modern social psychology, at the University of Iowa, graduating in 1941;[5] however, he did not develop an interest in social psychology until after joining the faculty at Lewin's Research Center for Group Dynamics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1945.[6] Despite his preeminence in social psychology, Festinger turned to visual perception research in 1964 and then archaeology and history in 1979 until his death in 1989.[7] Following B. F. Skinner, Jean Piaget, Sigmund Freud, and Albert Bandura, Festinger was the fifth most cited psychologist of the 20th century.[8]