Mental Imagery

  • Robert G. Kunzendorf

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Cognitive Studies and Applications of Mental Images

  3. Private Images Behind Personality Traits and Interpersonal Dynamics

  4. Psychophysiological Studies and Applications of Conscious Images

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. Robert G. Kunzendorf, Michael Jesses, Athena Michaels, Gina Caiazzo-Fluellen, William Butler
      Pages 159-165
    3. Paul Bakan
      Pages 167-177
    4. John Schneider, C. Wayne Smith, Chris Minning, Sara Whitcher, Jerry Hermanson
      Pages 179-191
    5. Bonney Gulino Schaub, Jeanne Anselmo, Susan Luck
      Pages 207-213
  5. Symbolic Images in Psychopathology and Psychotherapy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 225-225
    2. Lewis E. Mehl
      Pages 241-253
    3. Nicholas E. Brink
      Pages 255-256
    4. Valerie Hookham
      Pages 267-270
    5. Jacqueline B. Sallade
      Pages 271-274
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 275-277

About this book


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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Editors and affiliations

  • Robert G. Kunzendorf
    • 1
  1. 1.University of LowellLowellUSA

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