Issues in Cognition and Social Representation

Antonio Fusco, Francesco Maria Battisti, Rosella Tomassoni

Issues in Cognition and Social Representation

Printed Edition


Pages: 384

ISBN: 9788820430948

Edition: 1a edizione 1989

Publisher code: 1240.66

Availability: Discreta

The publication of a volume of selected papers, grouped around major interest areas, is an important milestone in the development of a collaboration between Italian and Hungarian psychology. From this book also emerges a new dimension of Eastern European psychology, which overcomes the methodological limits of the widespread behaviouristic approach, and recovers a previously abandoned middle European theoretical heritage. The Hungarian essays in cognition, personality development and theory show the importance of this link with that social and historical tradition of psychology from which the same Freudian school was born. This volume presents the new trends in Italian psychology as well: they are projected towards an organic theory of cognition and of social representation. This is well shown by the theoretical essays of some of the foremost Italian psychologists contributing to this work, and by the plenty of experimental evidence reported in other studies.

The collected essays have been organized in four major conceptual areas:

- Cognition, mental imagery, voluntary control, information processing, modification of primary visual processes and recognition;

- Language, concepts formation and personality in the perspective of developmental psychology;

- Modes of social representation and of categorization in prosocial behavior, interpersonal relations and the formation of stereotypes;

- Psychology of literature, with particular reference to the study of characters in Eastern European literature.

Prof. Antonio Fusco, general psychologist, Dean of the Faculty of Education, University of Cassino, Italy.

Prof. Francesco M. Battisti, sociologist, Associate professor of Mass Communications, Faculty of Education, University of Cassino, Italy. Dr. Rosella Tomassoni, psychologist, senior Researcher, Faculty of Education, University of Cassino.

Part I - Cognition
1. New Data on Psycho-Autonomic Interrelations, by Gregogy Adàm
2. The Nature and Function of Mental Imagery within Cognitive Processes, by Marcello Cesa-Bianchi, Roberto Masini
3. Information Processing in Dream Production, by Carlo Cipolli
4. Methods and Paradigms in the Voluntary Control of a Single Motor Unit Activity, by Sandor Illyés
5. The Modification of Cognitive Processes in Aging: Vicarious Activities in Primary Visual Processes and Recognition, by Marcello Cesa-Bianchi, Roberto Masini, Paolo Stramba-Badiale
6. short-term Memory and Comprehension, by Sergio Roncato
Part II - Language, concepts formation and personality
1. Biological and Psychodynamic Approaches to Personality, by Zsuzsanna Kulcsar
2. Early Phases of Speech Development, by Julia Sugar Kadar
3. Sentence Understanding in Hungarian, by Csaba Pléh
4. Biological and Environmental Determinants of Mental Development in "At-Risk" Children, by Magda Kalmar
5. Communicative Competence and Multichanneling: Decoding Emotions from Facial Expressions in NonHearing Subjects, by Pina Boggi Cavallo, P. Cucco, A. Rispoli
6. Parents' Ideas about Children: A Greek-Italian Comparison, by Maria D'Alessio, F. Ortu
7. Psychological Analysis of Empathy and Education of Intersubjective Communion, by Michele Riverso
8. A Comparative Analysis of the Value Structures of Parents and Children, by Antal Bugan, Akos Munnich
9. A Synthesis, by Irving E. Sigel
10. The cultural dimension in the study of personality, by Sonia Giusti
Part Ill - Modes of Social representation
1. Helping Behavior: The Impact of Social Anxiety, by Anna Maria Asprea, Giulia Villone Betocchi
2. Prosocial Behavior: Active Help-Seeking in Development, by Fiorangela Oneroso Di Lisa
3. Experience Sampling Method and the Adolescents' Daily
Life: A Cross-National Analysis, by Fausto Massimini, Antonella Delle Fave
4. National Stereotype: Three Approaches in Social Psychology, by Gydrgy Hunyady
5. The Fear of War in European Public Opinion: Historical Trends and Social Constancies, by Francesco Battisti
6. Naive and Professional Representations of Mental Illness: The Psychiatric Workers, by Guglielmo Bellelli
7. Models and Strategies of the Clinical Psychologist's Intervention within the Framework of a Speech-Therapy Service, by S.M.G. Adamo, D. Bacchini, P. Valerio
8. Reference Points in Social Categorization: Some Cognitive Aspects of Comparison Between Asymmetrical Groups, by Carmencita Serino
9. ldeo-Affective Concomitants of Creative Involvement, by Giovanni Sprini, Stefano Tomasello
10. Aggressivity and Mental Development, by Alida Lo Coco, Giovanna Manna
Part IV - Psychology of literature
1. A Psychological Analysis on Miss Mallard by Gyula Krfidy, by Antonio Fusco
2. A Psychological Analysis of N.V. Gogol's Short Story The Nose, by Ldszld Halasz
3. A Few Psychological observations about A White Raven on the Tower Bell by Gyula Krudy, by Rosella Tomassoni
4. A few psychological considerations about Sacred Tales by Aelius Aristides, by F. Petruccelli, C. Simonelli
5. A Psychological Study of The Old Man in Search of Adventures by Gyula Krudy, by Rosella Tomassoni, Angela Palmieri
6. Moving Towards a Critical Method Concerning the Psychology of Literature: Practical and Theoretical Considerations, by Maria Elvira De Caroli


Serie: Serie di psicologia

Level: Scholarly Research