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Title:

Which literary theory tools can a psychologist use for interpreting language communication?

Creator:

Kuncewicz, Dorota ; Sokołowska, Ewa ; Sobkowicz, Jolanta

Subject and Keywords:

interpretation of personal narratives ; qualitative research ; interdisciplinary approach ; narrative analysis

Description:

The Polish Journal of Applied Psychology is primarily devoted to original investigations that contribute new knowledge and understanding to all fields of applied psychology. PJAP is mainly interested in publishing empirical articles, where quantitative as well as qualitative analyses of data enhance our understanding of individuals, groups or various social systems and have practical implications within particular contexts. Conceptual or theoretical papers may be accepted if they bring a special contribution into the field for application.

Abstract:

The theory of literature provides tools for interpreting language communication. A psychologist, when interpreting a communication – which is often a latent one – has no other alternative but to employ these tools (with the exception of non-verbal communication). Often, however, this stage of work is defined as “intuitive”, which significantly limits the repeatability of the procedure and thus gives rise to reservations as to its scientific value. Review of certain literary theory devices, along with their possible applications, allows for naming these tools, selecting, and ordering the consecutive stages of communication analysis. In our opinion, such reviewing opens up the possibility for filling this gap in qualitative research analysis with specific tools and specific ways of using these tools in place of intuitiveness.

Place of publishing:

Wrocław

Publisher:

Department of Psychology, University of Wrocław ; www.psychologia.uni.wroc.pl ; Publishing House eBooki.com.pl ; www.ebooki.com.pl

Contributor:

Kuczyńska, Alicja. Ed.

Date issued:

2014

Resource Type:

journal

Format:

application/pdf

Identifier:

ISSN 2354-0052

Language:

eng

Is part of:

Polish Journal of Applied Psychology Volume 12, Number 4, 2014

Is referenced by:

www.pjap.psychologia.uni.wroc.pl

Licence:

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Rights holder:

© Copyright by Dorota Kuncewicz, Ewa Sokołowska, Jolanta Sobkowicz

Autor opisu:

TK