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kinesthetic imagery

the cognitive re-creation of the feeling of movements; that is, of the sensations from the proprioceptors. Dynamic kinesthetic imagery is the cognitive creation of the feeling of movements while physically moving. For example, a figure skater may imagine the feeling of routine elements while walking through the pattern, or a skier may imagine the feel of the course while standing, shifting weight, and moving the shoulders.

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Psychology term of the day

May 21st 2024



n. in the analytic psychology of Carl Jung, the public face an individual presents to the outside world, in contrast to more deeply rooted and authentic personality characteristics. This sense has now passed into popular usage. The term is taken from the mask worn by actors in Roman antiquity.