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Author Markman, Keith D
Title Handbook of Imagination and Mental Simulation
Imprint Hove : Taylor & Francis Group, 2008
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Note Intro -- HANDBOOK of Imagination and Mental Simulation -- Copyright -- Contents -- Overview -- List of Contributors -- Section I The Mental Simulation of Action and Behavior -- Chapter 1 Action Representation and Its Role in Social Interaction -- Chapter 2 Expertise and the Mental Simulation of Action -- Chapter 3 Mental Imagery and Implicit Memory -- Chapter 4 "Thou Shalt Not Make Unto Thee Any Graven Image": The Distance Dependence of Representation -- Chapter 5 Implementation Intentions: The Mental Representations and Cognitive Procedures of If-Then Planning -- Section II Mental Simulation and Memory -- Chapter 6 False Memories: The Role of Plausibility and Autobiographical Belief -- Chapter 7 Hypnosis and Memory: From Bernheim to the Present -- Chapter 8 Episodic Future Thought: Remembering the Past to Imagine the Future -- Chapter 9 Temporally Asymmetric Constraints on Mental Simulation: Retrospection Is More Constrained Than Prospection -- Section III Counterfactual Thinking: Simulating the Past -- Chapter 10 Cognitive Processes in Counterfactual Thinking -- Chapter 11 The Counterfactual Mind-Set: A Decade of Research -- Chapter 12 Counterfactual Thinking: Function and Dysfunction -- Section IV Alternatives and Alternate Selves -- Chapter 13 It's Hard to Imagine: Mental Simulation, Metacognitive Experiences, and the Success of Debiasing -- Chapter 14 Children's Imaginary Companions: What Is It Like to Have an Invisible Friend? -- Chapter 15 Daydreaming and Fantasizing: Thought Flow and Motivation -- Chapter 16 Simulated Worlds: Transportation Into Narratives -- Section V Perspective Taking: Simulating Other Minds -- Chapter 17 The Happiness of the Fish: Evidence for a Common Theory of One's Own and Others' Actions -- Chapter 18 Two Forms of Perspective Taking: Imagining How Another Feels and Imagining How You Would Feel
Chapter 19 Making It Up and Making Do: Simulation, Imagination, and Empathic Accuracy -- Chapter 20 Perspective Taking: Misstepping Into Others' Shoes -- Section VI Simulating and Preparing for the Future -- Chapter 21 Imagining a Rosy Future: The Psychology of Optimism -- Chapter 22 On the Excessive Rationality of the Emotional Imagination: A Two-Systems Account of Affective Forecasts and Experiences -- Chapter 23 Subjective Proximity of Future Selves: Implications for Current Identity, Future Appraisal, and Goal Pursuit Motivation -- Chapter 24 Seeing the Links Among the Personal Past, Present, and Future: How Imagery Perspective in Mental Simulation Functions in Defining the Temporally Extended Self -- Chapter 25 Possible Selves: From Content to Process -- Chapter 26 Mental Contrasting of the Future and Reality to Master Negative Feedback -- Chapter 27 On the Consequences of Mentally Simulating Future Foregone Outcomes: A Regret Regulation Perspective -- Chapter 28 Preparedness, Mental Simulations, and Future Outlooks -- Author Index -- Subject Index
Over the past thirty years, and particularly within the last ten years, researchers in the areas of social psychology, cognitive psychology, clinical psychology, and neuroscience have been examining fascinating questions regarding the nature of imagination and mental simulation - the imagination and generation of alternative realities. Some of these researchers have focused on the specific processes that occur in the brain when an individual is mentally simulating an action or forming a mental image, whereas others have focused on the consequences of mental simulation processes for affect, cognition, motivation, and behavior. This Handbook provides a novel and stimulating integration of work on imagination and mental simulation from a variety of perspectives. It is the first broad-based volume to integrate specific sub-areas such as mental imagery, imagination, thought flow, narrative transportation, fantasizing, and counterfactual thinking, which have, until now, been treated by researchers as disparate and orthogonal lines of inquiry. As such, the volume enlightens psychologists to the notion that a wide-range of mental simulation phenomena may actually share a commonality of underlying processes
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Markman, Keith D. Handbook of Imagination and Mental Simulation Hove : Taylor & Francis Group,c2008 9781841698878
Subject Imagination
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Alt Author Klein, William M. P
Suhr, Julie A
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