This volume on imagery includes more than 3,500 citations and references pertaining to the topic, as well as more than 400 recent annotated entries in a bibliographic section, culled from some 133,000 studies on this topic that have appeared in literature. Tracing the lineage and evolution of the concept of image and imagery in psychology, this volume includes definitions and domains of the terms, early and modern perspectives, theoretical aspects, applications and functions. An emphasis is placed on a traditionalist and experimental/empirical approach to understanding imagery in psychology. This work is a historial background source, as well as a state-of-the-art reference.
Annotated citations in the bibliography cover the period from 1960 to 2003. Name and subject indexes are provided. Subjects covered include the relationships between imagery and creativity, imagery and personality or gender, and imagery and sports.