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Imagination as Expansion of Experience

Zittoun, Tania ; Cerchia, Frédéric

In: Integrative Psychological and Behavioral Science, 2013, vol. 47, no. 3, p. 305-324

Université de Neuchâtel

Imagination as Expansion of Experience

Zittoun, Tania ; Cerchia, Frédéric

In: Integrative Psychological and Behavioral Science, 2013, vol. 47, no. 3, p. 305-324

This paper proposes a developmental view on imagination: from this perspective, imagination can be seen as triggered by some disrupting event, which generates a disjunction from the person’s unfolding experience of the “real” world, and as unfolding as a loop, which eventually comes back to the actual experience. Examining recent and classical theorization of imagination in psychology, the...