Assignment: Verbal and visual imagery
Assignment: Verbal and visual imagery
Write a 500- to 700-word magazine article that discusses visual and verbal imagery. Include the following in your article:
- A contrast of verbal and visual imagery
- An argument about which of these you consider most important
- A justification of your argument with research
- Include at least three scholarly peer-reviewed articles, in addition to the course text.
The paper must adhere to APA style guidelines.
Personal Journal Entry 4: Group Project Goals
As a clinical social worker, evaluating the effectiveness of clinical strategies is an expectation of the NASW Code of Ethics (1996). Sometimes, clinical strategies and techniques that are effective in one setting may not work in another situation. It is important to understand what works and what doesn’t.
Also, self-assessment is an integral part of becoming a clinical social worker.
Describe the strategy (assigned in Week 7) you implemented in your Group Project.
· Describe the process and the level of difficulty/comfort you found in doing this Assignment.
· Explain how this strategy may or may not have empowered or supported the group.
· Describe the progress of the group in completing the project/goal.
Submit your Journal Entry (2–3 pages).
References (use 2 or more)
Assignment: Discuss a contrast of verbal and visual imagery
Human thought generally can be divided into two modes, the visual and the verbal. When you think about your next vacation and imagine sitting under a palm tree and sipping a cold drink, you’re probably thinking visually. If you’re thinking what you’ll say when you make a presentation at work, you’re likely thinking in words and sentences, creating inner speech.
But are the two always separate? Can you utilize one without the other popping up? A new Harvard study suggests that the answer depends on which mode of thinking you’re talking about.
Led by Elinor Amit, an affiliate of the Psychology Department, and Evelina Fedorenko of Harvard Medical School, the study found that even when they were prompted to use verbal thinking, people created visual images to accompany their inner speech, suggesting that visual thinking is deeply ingrained in the brain. The study is described in a paper recently published in the journal NeuroImage.
” Amit said. “Can you use one without invoking the other unintentionally?”
To understand better how humans use each mode of thought, Amit and colleagues designed a series of experiments that began in the lab and later moved to MRI scanners.
In the first experiment, volunteers were asked to create either images or sentences based on pairs of words. The first was always an occupation, such as ballerina, policeman, or teacher. In half of the trials the second word was an object, while in the other half it was a place.
After creating an image or sentence using the words, participants were asked one of four questions: How clear were the images or sentences they were asked to create, or how clear were any images or sentences they unintentionally created?
“So in one trial you might be asked to create an image, and we would ask you how clear that image was,” Amit explained. “In the next trial, we might ask you to create an image again, but then ask you how clear was the sentence you unintentionally created.”
The experiment was run twice, once using volunteers in the lab, and once using online volunteers recruited through the internet labor market Amazon Mechanical Turk. In both cases, Amit said, the results were the same.
“What we found was there was no difference in the vividness of images,” Amit said. “The subjects didn’t care if we asked them to create an image or not; it was vivid regardless of what we asked them to do.” However, the clarity of the sentence was affected by instructions. The inner speech produced by the subjects was clearer when the participants intended to create sentences than when they did not.