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Equilibrium Schema

Equilibrium Schema

An equilibrium schema is a balance schema that involves physical or metaphorical external and internal pressure on container-like objects.

(English)

  • Pressure in the stomach
  • Some aspects of psychological balance, such as when emotions are said to be capable of “exploding” and thus in need of being:

    • “repressed”
    • “suppressed”
    • “held in”
Page/s: 86, 88–89
Source: Johnson 1987

Johnson, Mark. 1987. The body in the mind: The bodily basis of meaning, imagination, and reason. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

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