The Power of Human Imagination: New Methods in Psychotherapy Jerome L Singer

ISBN: 9781461339434

Published: November 15th 2011

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426 pages


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The Power of Human Imagination: New Methods in Psychotherapy  by  Jerome L Singer

The Power of Human Imagination: New Methods in Psychotherapy by Jerome L Singer
November 15th 2011 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 426 pages | ISBN: 9781461339434 | 3.43 Mb

For at least half of the twentieth century, psychology and the other mental health professions all but ignored the significant adaptive pos sibilities of the human gift of imagery. Our capacity seemingly to duplicate sights, sounds, and other sensoryMoreFor at least half of the twentieth century, psychology and the other mental health professions all but ignored the significant adaptive pos sibilities of the human gift of imagery.

Our capacity seemingly to duplicate sights, sounds, and other sensory experiences through some form of central brain process continues to remain a mysterious, alma st miraculous skill. Because imagery is so much a private experience, experimental psychologists found it hard to measure and turned their attentian to observable behaviors that could easily be studied in ani maIs as well as in humans. Psychoanalysts and others working with the emotionally disturbed continued to take imagery informatian se riously in the form of dream reports, transferenee fantasies, and as indications of hallucinations or delusions.

On the whole, however, they emphasized the maladaptive aspects of the phenomena, the dis tortions and defensiveness or the regressive qualities of daydreams and sequences of images. The present volume grows out of a long series of investigations by the senior author that have suggested that daydreaming and the stream of consciousness are not simply manifestations in adult life of persist ing phenomena of childhood.

Rather, the data suggest that imagery sequences represent a major system of encoding and transforming information, a basic human capacity that is inevitably part of the brains storage process and one that has enormous potential for adap tive utility. A companian volume, The Stream of Consciousness, edited by Kenneth S. Pope and Jerome L.



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