THE NATURE OF THE PSYCHOLOGICAL STATE OF FERVOR
Evolutionary psychologist Dr. Yuval Laor will discuss how the psychological state of fervor is related to, and similar in many ways, to the psychological states of infatuated parental love and the intense romantic obsession that Dorothy Tennov calls Limerence. Among other similarities, these states create blindspots regarding the objects of one’s love or fervor; and they are intensified by stress (in the form of trauma, emergency, insecurity, uncertainty, etc.). This means that terrorizing and stressing people out can increase their level of fervor and prevent them from clearly seeing the situation they are in.
Continuing Educational Learning Objectives:
- Participants will be able to define the psychological state of fervor.
- Participants will discover the biological and psychological underpinnings of fervor.
- Participants will be able to compare and contrast fervor with infatuated love as well as with the states of hypomania and addiction.
- Participants will learn about the psychological states and circumstances that increase the possibility of fervor.
Five Star Premier Residence
655 Pomander Walk
Teaneck, NJ 07666
Sunday, March 15, 2020
9:30am to 1:00pm
$30 for non-members of IPS
Space is limited.
9:30am-10am Registration and Brunch
10am-10:15am Welcome (Lorna Goldberg, LCSW, PsyA, Director, IPS)
10:15am-11:45am Presentation of Yuval Laor, PhD
12pm-1pm Discussion (William Goldberg, LCSW, PsyA)
*3 CEUs provided by the NJSCSW, a recognized provider of Continuing Education Units by the NJ State Board of Social Work Examiners.
According to regulatory criteria established by the New Jersey Board of Social Work Examiners, and our compliance with those criteria, the New Jersey Society of Clinical Social Work offers this program to meet the continuing education requirements for the renewal of the New Jersey social work license/certification. I certify that the above named individual accrued the number of Professional Development Hours.