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Author Landau, Mark J.

Title Conceptual metaphor in social psychology. The poetics of everyday life / mark J. Landau
Published Basingstoke : Taylor & Francis Ltd, 2016
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Description 1 online resource (224 pages)
Series Essays in Social Psychology
Essays in social psychology.
Contents Conceptual Metaphor in Social Psychology- Front Cover ; Conceptual Metaphor in Social Psychology; Title Page ; Copyright Page ; Contents; Chapter 1: Jaynes's Challenge; An Outline of the Book; Chapter 2: Social Psychology Meets Conceptual Metaphor; Metaphor as a Mental Mapping; Social Psychology and Metaphor Studies: Stronger Together; Notes; Chapter 3: Metaphor in Meaning Making; Enriching the Standard Meaning-Making Story; Person Perception; Reasoning; Problem Solving; Attitudes; Decision Making; Memory; Creativity; Is This Just Spreading Activation?; Conclusion and Onwards; Note
Chapter 4: Motivation as ContextEpistemic Motives; Motivation to Use (and Reject) Metaphor; Two Other Epistemic Motives; Summary; Notes; Chapter 5: The Cultural Context: Universality and Variations; Universality in Metaphor Use; Metaphor Variations; Bottom-Up Sum-Up; Notes; Chapter 6: The Self; Comprehending and Communicating the Ego; Self-Regulation: Putting the "I" to Work; Metaphor and Me: Focus on Self Motives; Self-Growth; Conclusion; Notes; Chapter 7: Interpersonal Relationships; Attraction and Liking; Closeness; Sex; Commitment; Conflict; Loneliness and Rejection Hurt-Literally?
Relationships as a SourceNotes; Chapter 8: Intergroup Relations; Metaphors of Group Membership; Metaphors of Intergroup Emotions; Up/Down; Light/Dark; Warm/Cold; Clean/Dirty; Human/Not Human; Metaphors of Society: What Is and What Could Be; Notes; Chapter 9: Political and Health Discourse; Political Discourse; Health Discourse; What to Do?; Conclusion; Notes; References; Index
Summary We learn in grade school that metaphor is an ornamental figure of speech reserved for poets. But we now know that it is also a key strategy people use to make sense of the world, from basic concepts like time and causation to the major social issues facing society. In this book, Mark Landau clarifies with wide-ranging evidence the many ways conceptual metaphor guides our thoughts and actions, shining a light on the cognitive underpinnings of social life. This book synthesizes over twenty-five years of in-depth research. Drawing from innovative experiments conducted around the globe, Landau shows conclusively that individuals and groups use metaphor-often unconsciously-to grasp abstractions, make judgments and decisions, communicate, and organize their behavior. Each chapter explores metaphor's importance for understanding a major topic in social psychology: social cognition, motivation, culture, the self, interpersonal relationships, intergroup dynamics, politics, and health. What emerges is a powerful explanation of how social behavior is shaped by and reflected in our bodily functioning, cultural context, and language use. Integrating insights from cognitive linguistics, anthropology, and personality, this book makes a compelling case that conceptual metaphor has a pervasive effect on human affairs
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Subject Cognitive grammar.
Metaphor -- Psychological aspects
Metaphor -- Social aspects
Social perception.
Social psychology.
Cognitive grammar.
Metaphor -- Psychological aspects.
Metaphor -- Social aspects.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Reference.
Social perception.
Social psychology.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 131531200X