Mental Imagery

Mental Imagery

by R.G. Kunzendorf (Editor)


The current book presents select proceedings from the Eleventh Annual Conference of AASMI (The American Association for the Study of Mental Imagery) in Washington, DC, 1989, and from the Twelfth Annual Conference of AASMI in Lowell and Boston, MA, 1990. This presentation of keynote addresses, research papers, and clinical workshops reflects a broad range of theoretical positions and a diverse repertoire of methodological approaches. Within this breadth and diversity, however, four aspects of the nature of imagery stand out: its mental nature, its private nature, its conscious nature, and its symbolic nature. The mental nature of imagery--i.e., its epistemological aspect--is explored in the book's first section of articles by Marcia Johnson, Laura Snodgrass, Leonard Giambra and Alicia Grodsky, Vija Lusebrink, Selina Kassels, Helane Rosenberg and Yakov Epstein, M. Elizabeth D'Zamko and Lynne Schwab, and Laurence Martel. These first eight articles fall, essentially, into various domains of cognitive psychology, including the psychology of art and educational psychology. In the second section, the private nature of imagery is studied by Ernest Hartmann, Nicholas Spanos, Benjamin Wallace, Deirdre Barrett, John Connolly, James Honeycutt, Dominique Gendrin, and James Honeycutt and J. Michael Gotcher. These studies, which fall within the realm of personality and social psychology, bring to light the fact that many very public interpersonal behaviors reflect very private images. Such behaviors range from interpersonal rapport with a hypnotist, to rapport with a forensic jury.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781489926241
Publisher: Springer Nature B.V.
Publication date: 07/13/2013
Pages: 292
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.61(d)

Table of Contents

Cognitive Studies and Applications of Mental Images.- Reflection, Reality Monitoring, and the Self.- The Importance of Mental Imagery in Map Reading.- Aging, Imagery, and Imagery Vividness in Daydreams: Cross-Sectional and Longitudinal Perspectives.- Levels of Imagery and Visual Expression.- Transforming Imagery into Art: A Study of the Life and Work of Georgia O’Keeffe.- The Nature of the Theatrical Imagination: How Theatre Going Affects Children’s Imagination, And What Children Say about Their Theatre Experiences.- Children’s Reactions to Imagery Experiences.- The Role of Guided Imagery in Educational Reform: The Integrative Learning System.- Private Images behind Personality Traits and Interpersonal Dynamics.- Thin and Thick Boundaries: Personality, Dreams, and Imagination.- Imagery, Hypnosis and Hypnotizability.- Hypnotic Susceptibility, Imaging Ability, and Information Processing: An Integrative Look.- Deep Trance Subjects: A Schema of Two Distinct Subgroups.- Adults Who Had Imaginary Playmates as Children.- Imagined Interactions, Imagery, and Mindfulness/Mindlessness.- An Intrapersonal Process in Cross-Cultural Adaptation: Imagined Interactions among Temporary Sojourners.- Influence of Imagined Interactions on Communicative Outcomes: The Case of Forensic Competition.- Psychophysiological Studies and Applications of Conscious Images.- The Causal Efficacy of Consciousness in General, Imagery in Particular: A Materialistic Perspective.- Imagination and Perceptual Development: Effects of Auditory Imaging on the Brainstem Evoked Potentials of Children, Adult Musicians, and Other Adults.- Imagery and the Sinistrality of Symptoms.- Guided Imagery and Immune System Function in Normal Subjects: A Summary of Research Findings.- The Use of Imagery in a Multimodal Psychoneuroimmunology Program for Cancer and Other Chronic Diseases.- Dealing with Pain: The Psychological Mechanisms That Intensify Pain.- Clinical Imagery: Holistic Nursing Perspectives.- Imagery in Sport: An Historical and Current Overview.- Symbolic Images in Psychopathology and Psychotherapy.- Repairing Narcissistic Deficits through the Use of Imagery.- The Recovery of Traumatic Memories: The Etiological Source of Psychopathology.- When Evil Appears in Imagery.- God Images.- Using Sound to Deepen and Enliven Imagery Work.- Psychodrama: An Introduction to Imagery in Action.- Imagery in Conjunction with Art Therapy.- The Conference as Therapy.

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