Therapists (allied health professionals and psychotherapists alike) are increasingly
called upon to do research. Many are drawn to phenomenology;
its holistic appreciation of everyday human experience resonates for them.
Yet, as novice researcher-practitioners engage the field they are frequently
brought up short, baffled by the language and sheer depth of ideas in this
strange new world. Soon the novice is faced with bewildering choices.
This chapter discusses the problematic nature of interfacial
sciences when constrained to the mesoscale. Interfacial
sciences are trapped between the atomistic and the three-
dimensional bulk regimes - the mesoscale. We experience a
breakdown of phenomenological descriptions used to
characterize macrosystems. Furthermore, submicrometer
systems with their fractal-like dimension cannot be adequately
described with quantum or molecular interaction theories. The
challenge of describing the mesoscale for the...
Furthermore, the explanatory scope of TSC sometimes is misunder-
stood as stopping short at the boundaries of the physical body, leaving
embeddedness out of the account. However, the main unit of the analysis
of cognition arguably is the on-going interaction between the embodied
agent and the context of action. An adequate description of bodily-based
experience should begin in the agent’s relationship to the surroundings,
because experience arises from the interaction between agent and context.