In the past 15 years there has been a vigorous growth of interest in imagery. Much of this work has been done by clinicians utilizing imagery to modify all sorts of conditions and behaviors, e. g., cancer, phobias, lack of assertiveness, and skin rashes. All of that seems appropriate. It appears more and more that imagery is an important process, and the way in which it functions has marked implications for the way the human functions. At the same time it does appear that the current thrust is consistent with a behavioral orientation, i. e., the primary outcome that the majority of investigators is concerned with is some kind of overt, visible behavior, or readily observable physical condition; imagery remains an independent variable to be manipulated to get a desirable outcome in the behavior, the dependent variable.
KeywordsRole Playing Visual Imagery Overt Behavior Reciprocal Inhibition Visible Behavior
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