OZAWA, Ikumi

   Senior Lecturer

   Japanese Language Programs, College of Liberal Arts, International Christian University
Language English
Publication Date 2021/07
Type Research Paper
Peer Review With peer review
Title The Inter-modal Pre-Construction Method (IMPreC): Exploring Hyper-Generalization
Contribution Type Joint Work
Journal Human Arenas
Journal TypeAnother Country
Publisher The Springer Nature
Author and coauthor ◎Jaan Valsiner, Teppei Tsuchimoto, Ikumi Ozawa, Xiaoxue Chen & Kikuko Horie
Details In this article, we present the blueprint for a new class of methods—inter-modal pre-constructive methods—uniting the value of moving across modalities of understanding (poetry, drawing, music, etc.) in a scheme of microgenetic construction of affective fields. For this purpose, the historical roots of this class of methods were reviewed, and two empirical demonstrations are provided. In the demonstration, the possibility of exploring hyper-generalized feelings was opened up by repeatedly producing the feelings while transforming the modality step by step. In addition, it was suggested that the modality of music could be used as the next possibility. The inter-modal pre-constructive methods are ways of triggering and increasing the difficulty of expression of the original feelings. The difficulty of switching the modality is a new synthesis while keeping attention to the feeling once felt.