Imagery as a style of thinking
Journal/Book: Art Therapy. 1984; 1: 119-124.
Abstract: Attempts to synthesize image formation and its relationship to development in the area of learning. References include material on the creative process, with a specific focus on image formation as a style of thinking and learning. The process of image formation in the treatment of psychotic patients, the role of environment in producing a style of thinking, right brain/left brain research, and the sequential emergence of words vs image are discussed. The author suggests several ways in which specialists from different disciplines may pool their resources, utilize available scientific knowledge in the area of child development, and begin to apply it to prevent emotional problems and intervene early for emotional problems and/or learning disabilities. (9 ref)
Note: image formation ability; thinking & learning
Keyword(s): Imagery ; thinking ; cognitive development