An Interactive Cognitive-Emotional Model of the Person-Centered Approach



Almost one decade has passed since the “abstract model of associative cognition and emotion” (AMACE) was first proposed to map constructs of the person-centered approach (PCA) to those of cognitive neuroscience. The primary purpose of this model is to complement the current perception of the PCA by a profound intellectual understanding of the cognitive and emotional effects of person-centered interaction . The resulting insight into major constructs of the PCA and their interplay as well as impact on interpersonal communication are aimed at a broader acceptance of its principles, leading to applications in numerous areas in which personal relationships are essential. This chapter will complement the initial version of AMACE by addressing recent research on its constructs and by exploring the effects of person-centered interaction in everyday relationships.


Person-centered approach Carl Ransom Rogers Interaction Cognitive neuroscience Emotion Chunk Interpersonal relationships Co-actualization 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of ViennaViennaAustria
  2. 2.Person-Centred ApproachViennaAustria

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