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Mircobes Rule:

        Adrian Woolfson examines four books on the microbiological universe that churns within us

TOWARDS A FRAMEWORK FOR SOCIODRAMA

This paper focuses on the questions: what is sociodrama, what is its purpose, how does it work and what as a director do I need to pay attention to. A summary of the literature identifies that there is neither agreement about what constitutes sociodrama as a method nor any clarity about how a sociodrama logically builds to a resolution. A working definition of sociodrama is given and a structure and framework proposed for directing sociodrama. An example is given to highlight the application of the sociodramatic method in practice.

Seeing Double – Moving between a psychodramatic and Sociodramatic perspective

In the debate about the differences and different uses of psychodrama and sociodrama, the most useful conclusion is to ‘see double’. In any group or drama, both a psychodramatic and a sociodramatic perspective can be useful. The paper posits that, in the final analysis, psychodrama is a focused and specialised form of sociodrama because everything that takes place in a psychodrama is connected to the group, and through the group to the socius. Examples from practice are included to illustrate the premise.

Using Sociodrama and Sociometry to Create Group Environments

The purpose of this article is to introduce the concept of sociodrama and how it is utilized in large and small group environments. Historical underpinnings, divergent notions on how sociodrama is defined and the rationale for sociodrama are examined and discussed. A working definition of sociodrama is given in conjunction with framework and structure, coupled with techniques to facilitate a sociodrama in a large group environment. A case illustration is utilized to highlight the application of the sociodramatic method.

Sociodrama and related articles from the journal Sociatry from 1947 through to the Journal of Group Psychotherapy, Psychodram

33 Sociodrama and related articles from the journal Sociatry from 1947 through to the Journal of Group Psychotherapy, Psychodrama in 2007

Beautifcul statistics - Hans Rosling

For the first time, Gapminder can now visualize change in life expectancy and income per person over the last two centuries. In this Gapminder video, Hans Rosling shows you how all the countries of the world have developed since 1809 - 200 years ago.

Mindwise - a great book by Robert Epley

In Mindwise, Epley, a social psychologist at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, expertly reviews a wide range of work of this kind to help us understand our “real sixth sense”: our ability to make accurate inferences about what other people are thinking. Even by age two, humans are far better at making such inferences than the most intelligent animals are—but we never get very good at it.

For those that like to weep

I've been reveiving emails from Nic Askew who uses film brilliantly to craft what he calls Soul Biographies. I don't watch them all - but this one got through the filters with a title like Last night, Charlie sliiped away from this world.

What is the Stream of Consciousness (School of Life)

The stream of consciousness refers to the passage of many thousands of images and ideas through our minds every day, very few of which we manage to arrest and examine in any detail. Accurate self-knowledge depends on patiently sitting on the bank of the stream of consciousness - identifying and extracting insights.

Using sociodrama to explore and engage with complex thematic metaphors

This paper presents an application of sociodrama and sociometry in a session at a Gestalt Australia and New Zealand (GANZ) conference. The purpose of this paper is to present and consider the use of these methods in non-problem oriented contexts. The examples in the paper are written in present tense using an annotated narrative style which allows for an explication of the ideas and concepts from sociodrama, sociometry and psychodrama as they arise in the narrative. The paper begins with a brief introduction of the concepts of psychodrama, sociodrama, and sociometry. Then follows an example of a sociodramatic enactment including a group warm-up phase, an enactment phase, and a sharing phase. The paper concludes with a brief discussion of the value of this type of process in such a setting.