Semiotic Psychology: Speech as An Index of Emotions and Attitudes

Synopsis

"Semiotic Psychology is a special and selective history that focuses on naturally occurring language and its meanings. A review of classic studies from the 1930s through the 1950s shows how content analysis can examine discourse as diverse as plays and psychiatric interviews. This book provides the foundations of semiotic psychology, including its methodological and theoretical origins in psychology and anthropological linguistics, and illuminates the impact of cultural forces on thinking, emotion, attitude and communication. It draws together the major threads under lying classic studies in the field, integrating theories that may never have appeared together previously. Semiotic Psychology will be of interest to semiotician, sociologists, social and clinical psychologists, linguistic anthropologists, cognitivists, and social scientists utilizing content analysis." Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1998