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Assessing mental imagery in clinical psychology: A review of imagery measures and a guiding framework
Univ Aberdeen, Sch Psychol, Aberdeen AB24 3FX, Scotland.
Univ Plymouth, Sch Psychol, Plymouth PL4 8AA, Devon, England.
MRC Cognit & Brain Sci, Cambridge, England.
Univ Oxford, Dept Expt Psychol, Oxford OX1 2JD, England.
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2013 (English)In: Clinical Psychology Review, ISSN 0272-7358, E-ISSN 1873-7811, Vol. 33, no 1, p. 1-23Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Mental imagery is an under-explored field in clinical psychology research but presents a topic of potential interest and relevance across many clinical disorders, including social phobia, schizophrenia, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. There is currently a lack of a guiding framework from which clinicians may select the domains or associated measures most likely to be of appropriate use in mental imagery research. We adopt an interdisciplinary approach and present a review of studies across experimental psychology and clinical psychology in order to highlight the key domains and measures most likely to be of relevance. This includes a consideration of methods for experimentally assessing the generation, maintenance, inspection and transformation of mental images; as well as subjective measures of characteristics such as image vividness and clarity. We present a guiding framework in which we propose that cognitive, subjective and clinical aspects of imagery should be explored in future research. The guiding framework aims to assist researchers in the selection of measures for assessing those aspects of mental imagery that are of most relevance to clinical psychology. We propose that a greater understanding of the role of mental imagery in clinical disorders will help drive forward advances in both theory and treatment. (C) 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD , 2013. Vol. 33, no 1, p. 1-23
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Mental imagery, Working memory, Psychopathology, Autobiographical memory, Psychological assessment
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Applied Psychology Psychiatry
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-405663DOI: 10.1016/j.cpr.2012.09.001ISI: 000314482600001PubMedID: 23123567OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-405663DiVA, id: diva2:1405502
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