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VOLUME 11, 1987

No. 1, spring

Unvividness paradox: A discussion: Some comments on unvividness paradox, Ernest R. Hilgard; Resolving the unvividness paradox, David F. Marks; Toward understanding the variability in imagery test performance: Comments on unvividness paradox, Peter W. Sheehan; Epilogue to unvividness paradox, Akhter Ahsen; Imagery and the structure of design inquiry, Frances Downing; Image formation as related to visual fixation point, Ines Monguio-Vecino and Louis G. Lippman; The stability of individual differences in imagery ability, Marcia E. Sutherland, Jules P. Harrell and Claudia Isaacs; “Tsubo” imagery therapy, Seiichi Tajima and Gosaku Naruse; Consistency between affect and cognition in interpersonal attraction, Neil Wollman



Principles of unvivid experience: The girdle of Aphrodite, Akhter Ahsen; Where am I? Perspectives in imagery and the out-of-body experience, Susan Blackmore; The imagery of totally hallucinatory or “metachoric” experiences, Celia Green and William Leslie; A new perspective on dream imagery, Keith M.T. Hearne; Metaphor and states of consciousness: A preliminary correlational study of presentational thinking, Harry T. Hunt and Coralee Popham; Hypnosis, imagination, and fantasy, Steven Jay Lynn and Judith W. Rhue; Coleridge, the imaged albatross, and others, Peter McKellar; On shared states of consciousness and objective imagery, Andreas Mavromatis; Ayahuasca imagery and the therapeutic property of the harmala alkaloids, Claudio Naranjo; Imagery and altered states of consciousness, Gosaku Naruse; The world simulation process in waking and dreaming: A systems analysis of structure, Charles T. Tart; Book Reviews — Hypnagogia: The unique state of consciousness between wakefulness and sleep; Rhea complex: A detour around Oedipus complex; Trojan Horse: Imagery in psychology, art, literature & politics


No. 3 & 4, Fall/Winter | IMAGE PSYCHOLOGY AND THE EMPIRICAL METHOD (Theme issue; Akhter Ahsen)

I. Image psychology and the empirical method, Akhter Ahsen.   II. Open peer commentary by B.R. Bugelski, Kenneth Burke, J.K. Clarkson, Cesare Cornoldi, Gloria Count-van Manen, James Deese, David E. Denton, Manuel de Vega, Donald G. Doehring, K. Anders Ericsson and William L. Oliver, H.J. Eysenck, Celia Green, Ernest R. Hilgard, Dennis H. Holding, Joseph B. Juhasz, Geir Kaufmann, Donald L. King, Barbara (Forisha) Kovach, Stanley Krippner, Bernard Lyman, Peter McKellar, David F. Marks, J.H. Matthews, Andreas Mavromatis, Bernard N. Meltzer, David B. Mitchell, Peter Morgan, Daniel Reisberg and Friderike Heuer, Charles L. Richman, Douglas Robinson, Paul Roodin and Donna Ratte, Benny Shanon, Gudmund J.W. Smith and Bert E. Westerlundh, William E. Smythe, Stuart F. Spicker, Benjamin Wallace, John C. Yuille.   III. A comment on the comments: Rewriting the history and future of the imagery movement, Akhter Ahsen


VOLUME 10, 1986

No. 1, Spring

Prologue to unvividness paradox, Akhter Ahsen; The effects on visual imagery of priming memory, Francis S. Bellezza and John C. Day; Creative projection and the experience type, Rudolf Kincel; Visual Elaboration Scale: Analysis of individual and group versions, Kevin M. McConkey and Heather Nogrady; Visual imagery training: Stimulating utilization of imaginal processes, C.A. Parrott; The relationship of imagery to originality, flexibility and fluency in creative thinking, Geraldine A. Shaw and Stephen T. DeMers; Distancing behavior and imagery in the school aversive, Joseph Weinbaum and Sarah Gilead; Effect of visualization training on spatial ability test scores, Louise G. Yates



New surrealist manifesto: Interlocking of sanity and insanity, Akhter Ahsen; The role of the reader: Manipulator or manipulated?, A.R. Chadwick and V. Harger-Grinling; Imagery in Toni Morrison’s novels: The black perspective, Grace C. Cooper; The monster in children’s dreams: Night alchemies, Mary Doll; The inner space of reading: Interviews with John Hawkes, Carlos Fuentes, and William Gass on visual imaging, Ellen Joann Esrock; Snow as a literary image for a schizophrenic state, E. Lynn Harris; Images of transformation: Joyce’s Ulysses in mid-life, Bette Mandl; Poetic pictorial multivalency: Milton’s “L’Allegro” and its illustrators, Peter Morgan; Sylvia Plath’s lunar images: “Metamorphoses of the Moon,” Rai Peterson; Moving with the deep image in the poetry of Robert Bly, Laurel Smith and Robert E. Taylor; A transformational journey into inner emptiness in Akhter Ahsen’s epic poem Manhunt in the Desert, Robert E. Taylor and Laurel Smith; Bloom’s self-therapy in Ulysses: Images in action, Jay A. Wentworth


No. 3, Fall | THE NEW STRUCTURALISM (Theme Issue; Akhter Ahsen)

I. Introduction — The structure in object, language and image: The parallels; The crossroads of image structure: Empirical, psychological and literary traditions; The project that failed: Associationism; Dissociation and deconstruction; Titchenerian structuralism; Saussurean structuralism; Functionalism, behaviorism, neo-behaviorism; Introspective behavioral phenomenology.   II. The New Structuralism — Introspection; Structure and function: The role of device in New Structuralism; Single image as system; From information to act: Hilgard’s neo-dissociation; Memory complex versus poetry; Piaget’s ego-centric structuralism; Propositionists and cognitivists: A critique; The Triple Code Model — ISM: The presence of image; ISM variations; The literary theories; Imagery, empiricism and dramatic interlock.   III. — Notes.


No. 4, Winter

Hot image: An experimental study of enhanced sensory connection to the mental image, with clinical implications, Akhter Ahsen; An instrument for assessing imagery of movement: The Vividness of Movement Imagery Questionnaire (VMIQ), Anne Isaac, David F. Marks and David G. Russell; A comparison of image-induced and perceived Müller-Lyer illusion, Yasuko Ohkuma; Validation report on the Verbalizer-Visualizer Questionnaire, C.A. Parrott; Imagery methods in stepfamily diagnosis and therapy, Christopher J. Pino; Visual memory: When imagery vividness makes a difference, Daniel Reisberg, L. Clayton Culver, Friderike Heuer, and David Fischman; Some psychometric properties of two scales for the measurement of verbalizer-visualizer differences in cognitive style, Gary L. Sullivan and M. Carole Macklin; The two way journey: Pathological and adaptive aspects of symbolizing activity, F. Von Broembsen


VOLUME 9, 1985

No. 1, Spring

Medial hemispheric imbalance: Experiments on a clinically related imagery function, Akhter Ahsen; The relationship between field independence and lucid dreaming ability, Jayne Gackenbach, Nancy Heilman, Sheila Boyt, and Stephen LaBerge; A life span approach to the study of eidetic imagery, Erol F. Giray, Paul Roodin, Warren Altkin, Paul Flagg, and Gene Yoon; Cognitive versus imaginal treatments for cognitively- versus imaginally-induced dysphoria, Daniel E. Hart and John R. Means; Utilization of visual imagery in creative performance, C.A. Parrott and K.T. Strongman; Absorption in directed daydreaming, Susanne M. Ramonth; Effects of absorption and instructions on heart rate control, John D.C. Shea; Imagery ability and the experience of affect by free associative imagery, John R. Suler



Image psychology and the empirical method, Akhter Ahsen; Demand characteristics in image scanning experiments, Pierre Jolicoeur and Stephen M. Kosslyn; A theory of symbolic representation in problem solving, Geir Kaufmann; Methodological change and the elicitation of images in human geography, Geoffrey W. Kearsley; Similarities and differences between perception and mental imagery, Seiro Kitamura; Imagery paradigms and methodology, David F. Marks; Subjects’ reports and converging operations in the investigation of mental imagery, John T.E. Richardson; Scientific methodology and experiential approaches to the study of mental imagery, Colleen Ward; Notes on imagery and perception in personality research and assessment, Bert E. Westerlundh and Gudmund J.W. Smith; A laboratory-based experimental methodology is inappropriate for the study of mental imagery, John C. Yuille


No. 3, Fall

Unvividness paradox, Akhter Ahsen; Private eyes in a public setting: The use of imagery in group psychotherapy, Mark F. Ettin; High communality among judgments of imagined and perceived novel visual dot patterns, Edmund S. Howe; Distal eidetic technology: Further characteristics of the fantasy-prone personality, Susan A. Myers and Harvey R. Austrin; A procedure using imagery and humor in psychotherapy: Case application with longitudinal assessment, Frank J. Prerost; Verbalizers and visualizers in child thinking and memory, Vittorio Rubini and Cesare Cornoldi; The relationship between imagination and memory, Robert J. Tracy, Jean K. Tracy, and Curtis L. Ramsdell


No. 4, Winter | EXPRESSIVE IMAGERY (Theme Issue)

Embodied transformational images in dance-movement therapy, Penny Lewis Bernstein; Creativity and Eidetic Psychotherapy, Catherine Cauthorne; Heart imagery: Some new directions in healing and psychotherapeutic applications, Joseph A. Grassi; Externalizing and improvising imagery through drama therapy: A psychoanalytic view, Eleanor C. Irwin; The image of the mask: Implications for theatre and therapy, Robert Landy; When is a heart not a heart?, Jo Milgrom; Imagery in art therapy: The source, the setting, and the significance, Judith A. Rubin; Imagery and music, Lisa Summer; Imaging: A technique for effective lecturing, Richard L. Weaver, II, Howard W. Cotrell, and Thomas A. Michel


VOLUME 8, 1984


Drama-imagery processes as socialization: An interdisciplinary perspective, Gloria Count-van Manen; Imagery, drama and transformation, Akhter Ahsen; Puppets, dolls, objects, masks, and make-up, Robert Landy; Mime and movement training with mental imagery, Bob Fleshman; The theatergoer as imager, John Drummond; The field of drama therapy, David Read Johnson; Family life laboratory: The uses of creative-dramatic processes in university social sciences settings, Ralph C. Gomes and Gloria Count-van Manen; Lorton prison project, Geoffrey W. Newman; Halfway house project, Kelsey E. Collie; Drama therapy, training, and practice: An overview, Geoffrey W. Newman and Kelsey E. Collie


No. 2, Summer

In pursuit of visuo-spatial ability: Part I. Visual systems, Diane McGuinness and Lesley B. Brabyn; Imagery control: What is really being measured?, Perry R. Morrison and Ken D. White; Auditory, tactile and visual imagery in PA learning by congenitally blind, deaf, and normal adults, Barrie Marchant and Thomas E. Malloy; Imagery monitoring and coping suggestions in the reduction of experimentally induced pain, Nicholas P. Spanos and Kevin Brazil; Use of multidimensional scaling of imagery in assessing the organization of environmental stresses in memory, Jeffrey A. Gliner and Gail S. Gliner; Hypnotic aversive and positive imagery in the cessation of smoking and the maintenance of nonsmoking behavior, A.J. Straatmeyer; The effect of relaxation, fantasy journeys and free imagery on control and vividness of imagery, Connie R. Hull and Gary F. Render; Effects of imagery instruction on reading and retaining a literary text, C. Giesen and J. Peeck; Rorschach and archetype: Examining the correspondence, Elton M. Squyres and Ray A. Craddick; Heartbeat as stimulus for vivid imagery: A report on individual differences and imagery function, Akhter Ahsen



Reading of image in psychology and literary text, Akhter Ahsen; From child to artist: A developmental perspective on perceptual patterning and symbolization, John Peacock; An American model of mind: The relation words bear to things, Walter Reinsdorf; Personal identity and the imagery of place: Psychological issues and literary themes, Marjorie Woods Lavin and Fredric Agatstein; Using the target metaphor in therapy, Warren R. Rule; Toward a mirthful self-image of condensation and beyond, Erling Skorpen; Superman: Invulnerable to all but kryptonite, compassion, and concupiscence, Michael D. Waitman; Healing imagery in women’s literature, Katherine V. Pope


No. 4, Winter | IMAGERY & PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY (Theme Issue)

Imagery and medicine: Psychophysiological speculations, Jeanne Achterberg; ISM: The triple code model for imagery and psychophysiology, Akhter Ahsen; Imagery and psychophysiological response, Magda B. Arnold; Psychophysiology of structural imagery in post-traumatic stress disorder, Charles S. Jordan; Centrifugal effects of eidetic imaging on flash electroretinograms and autonomic responses, Robert G. Kunzendorf; An experiential theory of emotion: A partial outline with implications for research, Bernard Lyman; Consciousness, imagery, and emotion — with special reference to autonomic imagery, George Mandler; The new structural approach to image formation, psychophysiology and psychopathology, David F. Marks; Emotions and imagery, Robert Plutchik; Strengthening the theoretical links between imaged stimuli and physiological responses, Alan Richardson


VOLUME 7, 1983

No. 1, Spring

Categorical and idiosyncratic imagery as preparation for object perception, Roberta L. Klatzky and Gale L. Martin; Lucid dream induction, Keith M.T. Hearne; The use of altered states of consciousness and imagery in physical and pain rehabilitation, Errol R. Korn; Patterns of meaning in guided fantasy, Eric Hall; “A penny for your thoughts”: Imagery value and periodicity of interior monologue, Robert Hogenraad and Etienne Orianne; Visual imagery and olfactory stimulation, Milton Wolpin and Charles Weinstein; Development and application of the children’s version of the Family Environment Scale, Christopher J. Pino, Nancy Simons, and Mary Jane Slawinowski; The Wilson-Barber Inventory of Childhood Memories and Imaginings: Children’s form and norms for 1337 children and adolescents, Susan A. Myers; Sex differences in visual and phonetic search, Diane McGuinness and Ann Courtney; The facilitative effects of music on visual imagery: A multiple measures approach, Alexandra Quittner and Robert Glueckauf; Imagery vividness and memory for verbal material, Michael J. Dickel and Stefan Slak; Analogy imagery and the creative imagination, Joe Khatena; Hearing images, Mary Doll; Odysseus and Oedipus Rex: Image psychology and the literary technique of consciousness, Akhter Ahsen; Book Review, Advances in parapsychological research


No. 2, Fall

Lucid dreams: The content of conscious awareness of dreaming during the dream, Jayne Gackenbach and Barbara Schillig; The effect of an experimentally induced demand on nocturnal dream content, Derek A. Stern, Graham S. Saayman and Stephen W. Touyz; An examination of the effects of encoding and decision processes on the rate of mental rotation, Edward M. Duncan and Tammy Bourg; On the mechanism underlying kinetic visual imagery: I. The role of eye movements and reafferent stimulation, Leonard Brosgole and Miguel Roig; A proposed typology for the visualization process, Sheldon R. Baker and Douglas Hill; Correlates of visual-perceptual dysfunction, imaginal behavior, and effective pedagogy: Validation of the Multisensory Imagery Scale (MIS), Alvin B. Reing; Colored-letter synesthesia, Keith A. Wollen and Frank T. Ruggiero; Imagery values, instructional prompts, and noun recall, Jupian J. Leung, Nancy S. Suzuki and Stephen F. Foster; Cognitive style and cognitive maps: Sex differences in representations of a familiar terrain, Diane McGuinness and Janet Sparks; Visual-nonvisual cognitive style and response to behavior therapies, Michael Wald and Jefferson M. Fish; The use of imagery in short-term psychotherapy, Melissa Crider Andrea; Is story image? Reflections of a storyteller, Lois J. Parker; Exile: The contemporary image of man, Akhter Ahsen; Book Review, Lucid dreams