chapter  I
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I.7 Psychological approaches

BySANDRA GARRIDO AND JANE W . DAVIDSON

Spatial theory enables a more holistic approach to human behaviour that accounts for materiality, ideology, emotion and action in engagement. As such it is particularly useful for early modern scholars of emotion who are required to engage with emotion not only as a biological response but a cultural production. As an emerging methodology, its use by early modern scholars has tended to be focused on the household or the stage; the spatialization of emotion is emerging but has the potential to be applied to a much wider range of situations.