Mind, Language and Metaphor
Euroconference on Consciousness and the Imagination
Sponsored by the European Science
Supported by the European Commission, Research Director General,
Human Potential Programme, High-Level Scientific Conferences
Kerkrade, The Netherlands, 20-24 April 2002
Poster Presentation -- Thomas H. Smith, Ph.D.:
Choice of Mode in Employing Metaphors During Dispute Resolution
Choice of Mode in Using Metaphor
Bodily Movement (Lakoff & Johnson)
Causal (Lakoff & Johnson).
Benefits (+) & Liabilities (-) of Intervention Approach:
+ Easier to learn.
+ Directive in moving towards resolution.
-+ More solution-centered.
- Risk misunderstanding
Metaphor Intervention Mode
Benefits (+) and Liabilities (-) of Metaphor Detection Approach:
+ More Client-centered.
+ Moves with Clients changing conception.
+ Reduced risk of misunderstanding
-+ Dialog required.
- Depends upon resolution emerging spontaneously.
Metaphor Detection Mode