On the Emergence of Mental Space in Psychology: Interview With Lucas Albert Charles Derks

Lucas Albert Charles Derks, Alexandru Ioan Manea

Abstract


In this interview we have the chance to talk with Lucas Albert Charles Derks, founder of the International Laboratory for Mental Space Research and of the Society for Mental Space Psychology and the creator of the Social Panorama approach, about the paradigm that evolved in the last 25 years, entitled Mental Space Psychology, with roots from Cognitive Linguistics, Spatial Cognition and Neuroscience. Today we shall explore the psychotherapeutic approaches which use the Mental Space Psychology, their applicability and their limitations, with a special focus on his own approach, entitled Social Panorama.

Keywords


mental space psychology; social panorama; cognitive linguistics; psychotherapy; spatial cognition; cognitive behavioral therapy; spatial representation

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https://doi.org/10.5964/ejop.v12i2.1186