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1st Edition

The Psychological Power of Language

ISBN 9781138044739
Published July 19, 2018 by Routledge
152 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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

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

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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.