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Language, Image, and Emotion

  • Peter J. Lang
Part of the Advances in the Study of Communication and Affect book series (ASCA, volume 5)

Abstract

The power of language to evoke emotional imagery is well understood by playwrights and novelists. Through artful composition they can generate the whole spectrum of affective reactions in the receptive reader or listener. Psychotherapists make similar use of language to instigate emotional responses in their patients. In fact, the instructional evocation of emotional imagery is a basic treatment intervention in a host of therapies, varying widely in theory and purpose, from systematic desensitization to transactional analysis.

Keywords

Verbal Report Propositional Structure Emotional Image Instructional Control Imagery Experience 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter J. Lang
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of Wisconsin-MadisonMadisonUSA

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