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ERIC Number: EJ1006989
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
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ISSN: ISSN-0096-3445
Dual Coding Theory, Word Abstractness, and Emotion: A Critical Review of Kousta et al. (2011)
Paivio, Allan
Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, v142 n1 p282-287 Feb 2013
Kousta, Vigliocco, Del Campo, Vinson, and Andrews (2011) questioned the adequacy of dual coding theory and the context availability model as explanations of representational and processing differences between concrete and abstract words. They proposed an alternative approach that focuses on the role of emotional content in the processing of abstract concepts. Their dual coding critique is, however, based on impoverished and, in some respects, incorrect interpretations of the theory and its implications. This response corrects those gaps and misinterpretations and summarizes research findings that show predicted variations in the effects of dual coding variables in different tasks and contexts. Especially emphasized is an empirically supported dual coding theory of emotion that goes beyond the Kousta et al. emphasis on emotion in abstract semantics.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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