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What is an equilibrium schema?

 

Definition
 

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

Examples (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,” and
    • “held in.”
 
Source:

Johnson 1987 88

Generic
  An equilibrium schema is a kind of
 
Source
 

Johnson 1987 86, 88–89


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