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Structure in Thought and Feeling, Hardback Book

Structure in Thought and Feeling Hardback


How does a person's way of thinking influence their personality, their values and their choice of career?

In this important study, originally published in 1985, Susan Aylwin uses such questions as a starting point for elucidating the relationship between thought and feeling. Three modes of thought are compared in detail: inner speech, visual imagery and enactive imagery - the last being an important addition to our understanding of mental representations.

The structural characteristics of all three types are analysed using an association technique.

Their affective aspects are then explored through a variety of means, including the analysis of daydreams, an examination of the evaluative complements of categorizing, the study of cognitive style, an exploration of such social feelings as embarrassment, and the experiential study of strong emotion.

The author ends by integrating her findings, showing how thought and feeling are related aspects of the temporal organization of consciousness. Structure in Thought and Feeling is written in a lively and accessible style, and brings a refreshing perspective to many issues of central concern to psychologists interested in cognition, emotion, personality and psychotherapy.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 286 pages
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Psychology: emotions
  • ISBN: 9781138805774

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