Evaluating by feeling

The rhetorical design of emotions in the practice of mirroring

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Resumé

Through the use of a combination of methods from discursive psychology (DP) and conversation analysis (CA), this article investigates how emotions are used interactionally to evaluate social action and how in turn social actions can be evaluated as emotional in nature. The data for the analyses are recordings from couple therapy in which mirroring is a prevalent technique, i.e. one client formulates his/her experience about problematic issues in the relationship and the spouse reformulates in their own words. In this process a central interactional phenomenon is the action of doing an emotional evaluation of what has just been said. The analyses show that this social action is carried out in two different ways in the data. The first works by ascribing a ‘cognitive explanation’ to an emotional utterance; the second works the other way round by ascribing an emotional value to a description of action. The most prevalent form of discourse has one part applying different kinds of causal explanation or rationale to an emotional utterance. The other way of doing an emotional evaluation is more subtle and less frequent. In it participants recognize and treat descriptions of problematic actions as indices of emotional states of mind. All in all the article pinpoints various social conceptualizations of emotions and the way they are used collaboratively as interactional tools for performing different kinds of social actions.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelEvaluating cognitive competences in interaction
RedaktørerGitte Rasmussen, Rineke Brouwer, Dennis Day
Antal sider25
ForlagJohn Benjamins Publishing Company
Publikationsdato2012
Sider145-168
ISBN (Trykt)978 90 272 5630 0
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2012

Fingeraftryk

emotion
couples therapy
conversation analysis
evaluation
spouse
recording
psychology
discourse
Values
experience

Citer dette

Jensen, T. W. (2012). Evaluating by feeling: The rhetorical design of emotions in the practice of mirroring . I G. Rasmussen, R. Brouwer, & D. Day (red.), Evaluating cognitive competences in interaction (s. 145-168). John Benjamins Publishing Company. https://doi.org/10.1075/pbns.225.07jen
Jensen, Thomas Wiben. / Evaluating by feeling : The rhetorical design of emotions in the practice of mirroring . Evaluating cognitive competences in interaction . red. / Gitte Rasmussen ; Rineke Brouwer ; Dennis Day. John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2012. s. 145-168
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