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Author Maass, Anne.

Title Living in an asymmetrical world : how writing direction affects thought and action / Anne Maass, Caterina Suitner, Jean-Pierre Deconchy.

Publication Info. New York : Psychology Press, 2014.

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Description 1 online resource
Summary "There has recently been a renewed interest in the role of spatial dimensions in social cognition, and how vertical and horizontal trajectories are used to represent social concepts such as power, agency, aggression, and dominance. Most of this work surrounds the idea that abstract concepts are intrinsically linked to our sensory and motor experiences, including habitual interactions with the environment such as reading and writing. Living in an Asymmetrical World makes an original contribution to the field by addressing a "hot" topic from a somewhat unusual perspective, bridging five decades of research on horizontal bias related to writing direction. Previous work by Jean-Pierre Deconchy is examined and integrated with current theory, and the importance of deep thinking, on field observations, multiple methodologies and creative procedures are proposed as crucial elements for future social psychology. The book's revival of this approach to science will open up new perspectives for future research and will be of key interest to academics and researchers in the areas of social, cognitive and cultural psychology"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents 1. The problem : its genesis, its position -- 2. The orientation of the field of vision in mother-tongue Arabic children -- 3. Right-left orientation and reading French -- 4. Recent developments : comparison of theoretical approaches and extensions to the social domain -- 5. Research practices evolving over time.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Subject Cognitive psychology.
Social perception.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Suitner, Caterina.
Deconchy, Jean-Pierre.
Other Form: Print version: Maass, Anne. Living in an asymmetrical world 9780415521987 (DLC) 2013040624 (OCoLC)865574766
ISBN 9781317701347 (electronic bk.)
1317701348 (electronic bk.)
9781315780054 (ebook)
1315780054 (ebook)