First Advisor

Gerald D. Guthrie

Date of Publication

1979

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Psychology

Department

Psychology

Language

English

Subjects

Perception, Psycholinguistics

DOI

10.15760/etd.2878

Physical Description

1 online resource (92 p.)

Abstract

People perceive the world in their own terms: our use of language reflects our perceptions. The way in which we perceive the world and the words we use to reflect that perception Grinder and Bandler (1976) call a "representational system." The authors isolate three types of representational systems, visual, kinesthetic, and auditory, and they present a technique for mapping these systems. These authors state that a sensory preference profile can be mapped accurately and reliably via an individual's use of language. For example, words such as "clear," "see" and expressions of the kind "I get a picture" would connote a visual modality. Words such as "feel," "hard" and expressions of the kind "I can't grasp it" would connote a kinesthetic modality. An individual's profile is the frequency of words used in each sensory modality.

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