1st Edition

The Psychological Power of Language

By Sayyed Mohsen Fatemi Copyright 2019
    152 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    152 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This volume shows how the psychology and power of language can create realities. It examines the psychological implications of language as a way of being and not just as an instrument of communication. It discusses how a shift in language gives rise to an existential transformation, and shows how creative modes of expression lead to a radical transformation of beings. Throughout, both the theoretical and practical implications of the psychological power of language are presented, particularly how language may result in a healthier inter- and intrapersonal world. It will interest upper-level students and researchers of language in Psychology, Linguistics, Philosophy and Education, as well as professional counselors.

    Table of Contents





    Chapter 1:

    The Psychology of language

    Chapter 2:

    The psychology of signs and symbols

    Chapter 3:

    The psychology of our stories


    Chapter 4:

    The psychology of languaging otherwise

    Chapter 5:

    The psychological receptiveness of language

    Chapter 6:

    Psychological tapping of language when it comes to reading

    Chapter 7:

    The interplay of psychology of language and discourse

    Chapter 8:

    The psychological ontology of language

    Chapter 9:

    Psychological language of love

    Chapter 10:

    The psychological playfulness of language

    Chapter 11:

    Langer’s language of possibility and Kierkegaard’s language of paradox

    Chapter 12:

    Fathoming the global wisdom of education



    Subject Index

    Author Index


    Sayyed Mohsen Fatemi, Ph.D., has done his postdoctoral studies in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University where he has also served as a Teaching Fellow, an Associate, and a Fellow. He works on mindfulness and its psychological implications for cross cultural, clinical, and social psychology. He is the author of numerous books and has articles published in journals such as the American Psychological Association (APA) Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology.