Author: Gutu Kia Zimi, PhD

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1496910702

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 82

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The vision in this book is to learn on ways of integrating "Environment-Communities-Development". In fact, as trends seem to show, it can be expected that in the future, major conflicts between communities around the world will likely arise from misuse of natural and environmental resources, and misguided development that do not serve the real human needs. That's why a conscious development as another approach to development is required. We believe this new concept of development will help find new ways of improving our communities and their development and environment.

Conscious Ascension

The Global Rise of Mankind Out of the Depths of Conflict

Author: Timothy Stagich


ISBN: 0976960303

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 268

View: 6286


This high synergy vision of the future demonstrates that the democratic spirit of this country's forefathers can be rekindled, thereby unifying its people to build a true democracy free from the domination of the privileged few.

Personality Psychology: Stages of Personality Development

How to Be Happy, Feeling Good, Self Esteem, Positive Thinking, Mental Health

Author: Kitty Corner

Publisher: Serhiy Karpov

ISBN: 1536535575

Category: Psychology

Page: 124

View: 1811


The primary measure that is the first one, for comparing the stages of personality development, is the perception refinement. The more beautiful the understanding, the more attractive shades, and facets the person can see in any event. The rougher the perception, the less picky is this person. What is healthy for a person at the first stage of development, will seem rude (depending on the situation: silly, inappropriate, ineffective, too straightforward) to a more advanced person. And, in fact, everything indicated below is a little more detailed description of the perception process refining with the personality development transition from one stage to another. The second criterion for comparing stages of character development is far-sightedness or wisdom. The wiser the man, the more he filters the contents of own mind and is less receptive to rough impulses. Such a person knows that it is worth taking some patience today and working on himself, and the future won’t disappoint. On the contrary, a narrow-spirited man unreasonably wastes his energy and resources to get quick satisfaction, not thinking of the future. The third and, perhaps, the most curious criterion for comparing the stages of personality development is access to areas. This is expressed as permission of the city 'members' to stay in their society which lives by the appropriate official or privacy laws. The more delicate perception and the higher the stage of development are, the more refined and reasonable are the laws adopted by a person, and the stricter is his adherence to these rules. For example, if a person wants to be in close contact with peace-loving and sincere people, he is obliged to be honest and peaceful himself, and then this area will accept him. Would You Like To Know More? This book is Delivered Instantly to Your Reading Device Just Scroll To The Top Of The Page And Select The "Buy Now" Button! Download Your Copy Today! © 2017 All Rights Reserved!

Sri Aurobindo's Vision of Integral Human Development

Designing a Future Discipline of Study

Author: Monica Gupta

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 813221904X

Category: Psychology

Page: 181

View: 4076


This book explores the integral vision of human development contained in the original works of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother. It delves into multiple layers of the human personality as envisaged by Sri Aurobindo and The Mother and explores a new developmental science of consciousness based on the practice of Integral Yoga. The book examines the major metatheoretical conceptions that shape the contemporary discipline of developmental psychology and discusses the ways in which Sri Aurobindo’s philosophical and psychological perspective can help break fresh ground for developmental theorisation and research by extending the current understanding of the human evolutionary potential. The author proposes a new agenda for human development which brings together the key ideas of integral individual and collective development and informs practices in the areas of counselling, education, parenting and self-development. This book will be of special interest for researchers of developmental psychology, human development, counselling psychology, philosophy, social work and education.

The Self-Conscious Emotions

Theory and Research

Author: Jessica L. Tracy,Richard W. Robins,June Price Tangney

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462515185

Category: Psychology

Page: 493

View: 2587


Timely and authoritative, this volume reviews the breadth of current knowledge on the self-conscious emotions and their role in psychological and social functioning. Leading investigators approach the subject from multiple levels of analysis, ranging from basic brain mechanisms to complex social processes. Chapters present compelling advances in research on the most fundamental self-conscious emotions: embarrassment, guilt, humiliation, pride, and shame. Addressed are neural and evolutionary mechanisms, developmental processes, cultural differences and similarities, and influences on a wide array of social behaviors and personality processes. A unique chapter on assessment describes and evaluates the full range of available measures.

The Oxford Companion to Consciousness

Author: Tim Bayne,Axel Cleeremans,Patrick Wilken

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191021032

Category: Psychology

Page: 670

View: 7309


Consciousness is undoubtedly one of the last remaining scientific mysteries and hence one of the greatest contemporary scientific challenges. How does the brain's activity result in the rich phenomenology that characterizes our waking life? Are animals conscious? Why did consciousness evolve? How does science proceed to answer such questions? Can we define what consciousness is? Can we measure it? Can we use experimental results to further our understanding of disorders of consciousness, such as those seen in schizophrenia, delirium, or altered states of consciousness? These questions are at the heart of contemporary research in the domain. Answering them requires a fundamentally interdisciplinary approach that engages not only philosophers, but also neuroscientists and psychologists in a joint effort to develop novel approaches that reflect both the stunning recent advances in imaging methods as well as the continuing refinement of our concepts of consciousness. In this light, the Oxford Companion to Consciousness is the most complete authoritative survey of contemporary research on consciousness. Five years in the making and including over 250 concise entries written by leaders in the field, the volume covers both fundamental knowledge as well as more recent advances in this rapidly changing domain. Structured as an easy-to-use dictionary and extensively cross-referenced, the Companion offers contributions from philosophy of mind to neuroscience, from experimental psychology to clinical findings, so reflecting the profoundly interdisciplinary nature of the domain. Particular care has been taken to ensure that each of the entries is accessible to the general reader and that the overall volume represents a comprehensive snapshot of the contemporary study of consciousness. The result is a unique compendium that will prove indispensable to anyone interested in consciousness, from beginning students wishing to clarify a concept to professional consciousness researchers looking for the best characterization of a particular phenomenon.

The Conscience and Self-Conscious Emotions in Adolescence

An integrative approach

Author: Frans Schalkwijk

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317637747

Category: Psychology

Page: 278

View: 6393


The consequences of apparent moral failings in an individual are something that can be seen frequently in the media and in everyday life. One issue that is rarely addressed in public discussion about someone’s ‘lack of conscience’ is any thought as to how the conscience actually functions. In The Conscience and Self-Conscious Emotions in Adolescence, Frans Schalkwijk presents a new definition of the conscience as a psychic function in which self-conscious emotions and empathy are dominant. Schalkwijk combines current scientific research into empathy, shame and guilt as well as his rich clinical experience to create a wealth of information for clinicians working with children and adolescents. This book is a superb guide for operationalizing the diagnostics of the conscience, presenting a developmental approach to the theory and diagnostics of the conscience and integrating psychoanalytic, cognitive behavioural, social, psychological and neurobiological theories. Research has shown that human behaviours are often enacted well below our potential cognitive level. In this book, a balance is found between affective and cognitive aspects of the conscience. Accessibly written and incorporating case studies and detailed notation throughout, this is a highly practical work ideal for psychoanalysts, psychiatrists, psychologists, students and professionals working with children, adolescents and adults.

The Structure and Development of Self-consciousness

Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Author: Dan Zahavi,Thor Grünbaum,Josef Parnas

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9781588115713

Category: Psychology

Page: 160

View: 1529


Annotation "This volume presents essays on self-consciousness by prominent psychologists, cognitive neurologists, and philosophers. The different contributions in the volume amply demonstrate that self-consciousness is a complex multifaceted phenomenon that calls for an integration of different complementary interdisciplinary perspectives."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Children's Dreaming and the Development of Consciousness

Author: David FOULKES

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674037168

Category: Psychology

Page: 212

View: 2206


David Foulkes is one of the international leaders in the empirical study of children's dreaming, and a pioneer of the use of sleep labs research with children. In this book, which distills a lifetime of study, Foulkes shows that dreaming as we normally understand it - active stories in which the dreamer is an actor - appears relatively late in childhood. This true dreaming begins between the ages of 7 and 9. Although younger children do report dreams (often at the prompting of their eager parents), careful empirical study suggests that what the child calls dreams are almost certainly waking fantasies and confabulations. Laboratory studies show that preschoolers' REM sleep dreams usually consist of isolated static images - often of animals. Foulkes argues that the late development of narrative dreaming suggests an equally late development of waking reflective self-awareness.