IJSSH 2012 Vol.2(3): 220-224 ISSN: 2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2012.V2.99

Relationship of Image Schemata with Personality Variables Based on Bodily Communication

Mohammad Hossein Sharafzadeh, Ferdows Aghagolzadeh, Azita Afrashi, and Shahla Raghibdoust
Abstract—The form of the words and concepts in mind is the subject of this paper. So, bodily communication has been used to show it in the mind of people with individual differences. 200 students participated in the first phase of the study, while 95 of them participated in the second phase of it. In the first phase, as et of tests was given successively to determine the levels of certain personality variables. In the experimental setting, the participants were instructed to communicate certain words one by one nonverbally. The image schemata used by them and then the association between using different schemata and psychological variables were investigated. The results showed that the association between them is significant in some words. This significance was seen more in more stable and in natepsychological characteristics.

Index Terms—Bodily communication, cognitive linguistics, image schema, psycholinguistics.

Mohammad Hossein Sharafzadeh is a Ph.D. Candidate in linguistics, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran. He is a member of IEDRC (Corresponding author, e-mail: h.sharafzadeh@gmail.com).

Ferdows Aghagolzadeh is with the Department of Linguistics, Tarbiat Modares University, Iran. (e-mail: aghagolz@modares.ac.ir)

Azita Afrashi is with the Linguistics Department, Center for Humanities and Cultural Studies, Iran. (e-mail: a.afrashi.ling@gmail.com)

Shahla Raghibdoust is with the Linguistics Department, Allame Tabatabai University, Iran. (e-mail: neishabour@hotmail.com)

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Cite: Mohammad Hossein Sharafzadeh, Ferdows Aghagolzadeh, Azita Afrashi, and Shahla Raghibdoust, "Relationship of Image Schemata with Personality  Variables Based on Bodily Communication," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 220-224, 2012.
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