Where’s the Beef?
The more I try to explain an energy theory of behavior to those who are genuinely interested, the more sympathetic I am to the question: “Where’s the science?” I wish I had all day to collate the science that's available in support of an energy theory but for now I'll just try to call the reader's attention to material as I come across it. In the current edition of "Psychology Today" (and I don't know if it's available on line) is an article by Jeff Wise discussing the evolutionary advantages of fear. As I read the article it was as if he was discussing the "emotional battery" without yet understanding how this is also information as well as it is a release of powerful energy in critical moments. I will be exploring at length in an article the nature of fear, how it is part of a registration system of stored resistance (data bank of physical memory) and then how it serves as a tuning device assigning focus and intensity to various stimuli for an animal; but for now I just want to point out the strong correlation between this article and the notion of an emotional battery.