Discourse of the Mind
“The human brain is an engine of belief. Our minds continually consume, produce, and attempt to integrate ideas about ourselves and the world that purport to be true” (Moral). Everything that humans produce, take part in, or observe is a result of the mind and its ideas. Many humans fail to realize this truth, even though it is essentially the foundation of everyday action. Truths about the mind can be studied and used to benefit society through areas such as education, technology, and civil rights. The purpose of this discourse is to explore the immense domain of the human mind that is far more significant than humans realize (“Drugs”). It is important that humans realize how much our minds are actually capable of. Also,…
Factors that can predict behavior can be summarized as such:
Behavior= Frame of Mind x Persuasion
When referencing one’s frame of mind, I am combining various factors that influence an individual’s inner state as such:
Frame of Mind= Emotions + Learning
Emotions are an integral component that comprises one’s frame of mind. Emotional communication is more impactful than logical communication and therefore has a greater influence on one’s state of mind (Hartmann, 1936). In the same way, vivid and…
A possible limitation of this review were the studies which addressed potential functions of mind wandering which did not provide substantial causal evidence to support their concepts.This review aimed to structure the literature presented on mind wandering over the last 30 years by framing it in a new context that would influence its integration into main stream models of executive attention. The strength of this review was in how it provided an extensive framework for describing the existing…
Going through college is a crucial moment in life for those who want to continue their education and is hard to confront. What makes it hard to confront is the mental strength needed to endure and go through college. In the article, “New Research: Students Benefit From Learning That Intelligence Is Not Fixed” by Ingfei Chen, she explains how students in school that are struggling in school have a mindset know as fixed mindset. Fixed mindset is when someone believes that they…
Out of all the people you can aspire to be in the world, it's best to just be yourself. Furthermore, it's best to work on becoming the best version of yourself. There's never going to be anyone like you and that's your superpower. If you've spent most of your life working to be like other people, it's time to change things up and give yourself full permission to be yourself through these four practices.
It's time to pull a trick from your psychotherapist's handbook and work on…
Remember you have a choice.
No thought or belief is set in concrete.
By changing one of the following areas it will enable the other areas to change also because they interact with one another, and are influenced by each other.
Changes and events
Mindfulness is the latest buzzword in the therapy world.…
The complexity of the human mind exemplifies through two main components: the rational and emotional mind. While the rational mind derives from scientific reasoning and past experiences, the emotional mind emerges reactive and centers on bodily emotions. When effectively balanced, the rational and emotional minds create a sense of harmony, through making decisions that satisfy both the head and the heart.
The amygdala, a key component of the emotional mind, “ is an almond shaped cluster of…
We process with our brains and we feel with our minds. As a result, the relationship between brain and mind is a strange one. In some cases, the two words can be used interchangeably and in others they lose this synonymatic quality. The brain is described in terms of the physical: it has properties like weight and mass. In contrast, the mind is described in terms of the mental: it has properties like accessibility through introspection and pattern recognition. Philosophers disagree on the exact…
Review Paper was “mind-wandering” and whether it had an effect on film comprehension. Mind wandering is defined as an attentional shift away from a primary task or ongoing event in the external environment towards internally task-unrelated thoughts or feelings; it is basically a daydream. Researchers have studied this topic for years and concluded that mind wandering occurs when there is little attention required in our daily tasks. I mentioned in my paper that sitting in a one hour and…
What is mind mapping?
It is very easy to become overwhelmed with all the information around us in today’s day and age. The minute we wake up our mind is already performing mental gymnastics, trying to figure out how to get all the tasks done. Even with all this meteoric advancement in communication through other dispensable forms linking and absorbing information. Productivity should be sky-high with the immense amount of resources. However that is not the case when we are supposed to manage…