There is a vast difference between the mind and the brain, yet we often confuse the two. Germanic languages do not even have a word for the full concept of ‘mind’. They have words for thoughts and conscious and sub-conscious but not the all important broader concept of mind. (TRUE FOR AFRIKAANS, DUTCH AND GERMAN… OTHERS?)
It is well researched and generally accepted concept among psychologists that our brains develop in stages starting with the reptilian brain…. the fight or flight part, with and neo cortex only developing fully in our late teens and early 20′s. (CHECK!)
This concept comes into consideration in child psychology… But this is to do with Brain development. (GET EXAMPLES)
- Where is the dividing line?
- If the brain is the hardware and the mind the software what limitations to software are there in programming a developing brain?
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Health – Mental and Physical
Health is one of your top 10 Life Areas that should be an integral part of your life plan and your goals. (The others are Finance, Career, Spirituality, Romance, Family, Society, Education ).
When we feel on top of the world we have the resources to prepare ourselves for the times when we are ill or down. Do you do that or do you do what most people do? When you feel good, health is simply taken for granted.
It is much much easier to maintain your ideal weight than it is to regain your ideal weight…. You will find out that I talk a lot about beliefs… I believe that… absolutely. I don’t need to review or test it. I KNOW it is true!
I don’t fully trust any doctor and advise you don’t either. You should use them but not abdicate your … Read the rest
Associate’s Degree in Psychology
An easy career start to many destinations.
Whether you’re thinking of starting with an Associates Degree in Psychology or deciding on a Bachelors Degree in Psychology, this article will provide you with information you need to know about opportunities in the field.
From its formal beginnings in the late 19th century, Psychology has grown into a discipline with a wide scope of study and a growing number of specializations. As a field, Psychology utilizes elements from the Social Sciences, Biological Sciences, Medical Sciences, Philosophy, and Mathematics.
This relationship with allied disciplines gave way to a great number of applications in Psychology, from Social, Clinical, and Counseling Psychology, to Psycho-metrics, Psycho-analysis, and Behavioral and Cognitive Psychology, to name just a few. This increase in specialties translates to just as many career options and avenues of opportunity for Psychology graduates.
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Associates degree in nursing – think of it as an airline ticket.
A career in Nursing can be seen as anything from cleaning bedbans to doing the work of angels! It can also be a ticket to a lifetime of adventures. The easiest entry is an associates degree in nursing. Nursing is no doubt one of the most sacred professions on earth. After a few years in the profession, something magical happens to the psyche of the dedicated and they develop an aura of serenity.
In the nursing profession you see life at its worst and life at its best at ground level. You get to learn to know people at their core and develop a deep appreciation for your own life and earlthly journey.
Nursing is an extraordinary career with a wide scope of opportunities. There are various professional courses with which you can start a career in … Read the rest