Psychology of the Image

Forrester, Michael A. (2002) Psychology of the Image. Routledge, London, 208 pp. ISBN 9780415282932. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

This volume outlines a theoretical framework bringing together the semiotic concepts developed by Charles Peirce, the sociological insights of Ervin Goffman and the psychoanalytic ideas of Jacques Lacan. Image studies in fashion, advertising, photography, film studies and psychology have been influenced by these theorists in significant ways. The framework presented helps the reader understand how these ideas relate to the study of different domains of the image: the internal imagery of dreams, external images such as the photograph and image processes which span both contexts, for example, images we have about ourselves. The topics discussed are organized into three themes. The first considers mental imagery, including sound and dreams. The second addresses the interdependent nature of internal and external images, for example, the gendered self and social identity. In the third theme, attention turns to external images including television, film, photography, the computer and the internet.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Ros Beeching
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2008 08:57
Last Modified: 19 May 2014 14:58
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/4259 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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