How to Understand the Mind

How to Understand the Mind

Author: Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Publisher:

ISBN: 1906665826

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 416

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This book offers us deep insight into our mind, and shows how an understanding of its nature and functions can be used practically in everyday experience to improve our lives. Part 1 is a practical guide to developing and maintaining a light, positive mind - showing how to recognize and abandon states of mind that harm us, and to replace them with peaceful and beneficial ones. Part 2 describes different types of mind in detail, revealing the depth and profundity of the Buddhist understanding of the mind. It concludes with a detailed explanation of meditation, showing how by controlling and transforming our mind we can attain a lasting state of joy, independent of external conditions.

Understanding the Human Mind

Understanding the Human Mind

Author: John Edward Terrell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 036785578X

Category:

Page: 136

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Drawing on current research in anthropology, cognitive psychology, neuroscience and the humanities, Understanding the Human Mind explores how and why we, as humans, find it so easy to believe we are right--even when we are outright wrong. Humans live out their own lives effectively trapped in their own mind and, despite being exceptional survivors and a highly social species, our inner mental world is often misaligned with reality. In order to understand why, John Edward Terrell and Gabriel Stowe Terrell suggest current dual-process models of the mind overlook our mind's most decisive and unpredictable mode: creativity. Using a three-dimensional model of the mind, the authors examine the human struggle to stay in touch with reality--how we succeed, how we fail and how winning this struggle is key to our survival in an age of mounting social problems of our own making. Using news stories of logic-defying behavior, analogies to famous fictitious characters and analysis of evolutionary and cognitive psychology theory, this fascinating account of how the mind works is a must-read for all interested in anthropology and cognitive psychology.

Children's Early Understanding of Mind

Children's Early Understanding of Mind

Author: Charlie Lewis

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781317775218

Category: Psychology

Page: 514

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A major feature of human intelligence is that it allows us to contemplate mental life. Such an understanding is vital in enabling us to function effectively in social groups. This book examines the origins of this aspect of human intelligence. The five sections attempt firstly, to place human development within an evolutionary context, focusing on the possibility of innate components of understanding. The second aim of the book is to examine the roles of early perception, pretence and communication as precursor skills in the development of a grasp of mental states. Thirdly, attention is given to the possibility that children know a good deal more about the mind than is apparent from many studies designed to probe their abilities. Taken together, the chapters in this book mark a new focus within a 'theory of mind' movement, examining a group of skills in infancy and early childhood which culminate towards the end of the preschool period in a more mature understanding of one's and others' mental states. Drawing together researchers from diverse theoretical positions, the aim is to work towards a coherent and unified account of this fundamental human abiity. This book will be of central relevance to psychologists and those in related disciplines, particularly education and philosophy.

Understanding the Mind

Understanding the Mind

Author: Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.

ISBN: 8120818911

Category: Buddhism

Page: 312

View: 252

An explanation of the nature and functions of the mind * What is the mind and how does it work? * Which types of mind lead to inner peace and happiness, and which do not? * How can an understanding of our mind be applied to our daily life? Understanding the Mind provides a practical explanation of the mind in a unique combination of profound philosophical exploration and practical psychology. Part One explains how Buddhist psychology is based on an understanding of the mind as a formless continuum that is related to, yet separate from, the physical body. Though understanding the nature of the mind and the process of cognition we can attain a lasting state of inner peace and happiness that is independent of external circumstances. Part Two explains the many types of mind and shows how we can abandon those that harm us, while increasing those that lead to personal joy and fulfilment. Throughout the book Geshe Kelsang skilfully shows how we can apply our understanding of our mind to improve our daily life.

UNDERSTANDING THE MIND OF MAN

UNDERSTANDING THE MIND OF MAN

Author: SYLVESTER ONYEMALECHI

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781449767990

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 234

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The life of a man is built around his thoughts. Your thoughts determine your experiences in life. You can’t live above your thoughts. Your thoughts determine your self-image, self-worth, and status in life. Inferiority complexes, superiority complexes, pride, arrogance, and timidity are all products of self-analysis. What you think of yourself determines how you carry yourself. Success in every area of life is determined by the use of the mind. The purpose of this guide is not to teach how to be led by the mind. Instead, it reveals much about the nature of the mind; the domineering and controlling power of the thoughts that go through our minds; the ways in which the thoughts we think affect the way we speak, feel, act and behave; and ways to renew and bring it under control. In this book, you will learn the power of the mind of man; the nature of the mind; the power of positive thinking; the power of god consciousness; the winning attitude; the role of the mind in managing problems; how to overcome lust and immoral behavior; how to maintain peace; and how to deal with evil thoughts.

Introduction To Cyber Forensic Psychology: Understanding The Mind Of The Cyber Deviant Perpetrators

Introduction To Cyber Forensic Psychology: Understanding The Mind Of The Cyber Deviant Perpetrators

Author: Majeed Khader

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789811232428

Category: Psychology

Page: 404

View: 729

This edited book, Introduction to Cyber Forensic Psychology: Understanding the Mind of the Cyber Deviant Perpetrators, is the first of its kind in Singapore, which explores emerging cybercrimes and cyber enabled crimes.Utilising a forensic psychology perspective to examine the mind of the cyber deviant perpetrators as well as strategies for assessment, prevention, and interventions, this book seeks to tap on the valuable experiences and knowledge of leading forensic psychologists and behavioural scientists in Singapore.Some of the interesting trends discussed in this book include digital self-harm, stalkerware usage, livestreaming of crimes, online expression of hate and rebellion, attacks via smart devices, COVID-19 related scams and cyber vigilantism. Such insights would enhance our awareness about growing pervasiveness of cyber threats and showcase how behavioural sciences is a force-multiplier in complementing the existing technological solutions.

Understanding Our Mind

Understanding Our Mind

Author: Thich Nhat Hanh

Publisher: Parallax Press

ISBN: 9781935209966

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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A finalist for the 2001 Nautilus Award, Understanding Our Mind, is Thich Nhat Hanh’s profound look at Buddhist psychology with insights into how these ancient teachings apply to the modern world. Based on the fifty verses on the nature of consciousness taken from the great fifth-century Buddhist master Vasubandhu and the teachings of the Avatamsaka Sutra, Thich Nhat Hanh focuses on the direct experience of recognizing, embracing, and looking deeply into the nature of our feelings and perceptions. Presenting the basic teachings of Buddhist applied psychology, Understanding Our Mind shows us how our mind is like a field, where every kind of seed is planted—seeds of suffering, anger, happiness, and peace. The quality of our life depends on the quality of the seeds in our mind. If we know how to water seeds of joy and transform seeds of suffering, then understanding, love, and compassion will flower. Vietnamese Zen Master Thuong Chieu said, "When we understand how our mind works, the practice becomes easy."

Understanding Your Child's Mind

Understanding Your Child's Mind

Author: Norman W. Jackson

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 9781607994091

Category: Medical

Page: 356

View: 622

Is your child having a great amount of trouble in school? Does your bright child have trouble reading? You have tried everything you can think of, and the teacher says your child just cannot get it. If parents suspect a problem, they often do not have access to a professional or cannot afford analysis and treatment. Dr. Jackson wroteUnderstand Your Child's Mindso parents and children can profit from many of the same techniques used by professionals for visual-motor-perceptual training and rehabilitation, which could cost a small fortune, for the price of this book.Understand Your Child's Mindprovides: bull; Easy to understand explanations of learning disabilities and difficulties bull; Accurate assessment tools bull; Effective tools and strategies to play to your child's strengths and overcome learning disabilities or challenges There is absolutely no excuse why thousands of children start school with preventable learning disabilities when parents, simply and easily, can train them at home. This assessment and treatment does not have to be done in clinics, doctor offices, or in preschool programs. The best way to treat a problem is to prevent it before it occurs.

Understanding the Inner Mind

Understanding the Inner Mind

Author: Kewal Suri

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 9781982291884

Category: Philosophy

Page: 64

View: 965

Living a happy and peaceful life by logically understanding the working of your mind. Stay stress-free and fulfill your life dreams.

Your Exceptional Mind: Enhance Intelligence; Expand Understanding

Your Exceptional Mind: Enhance Intelligence; Expand Understanding

Author: PH.D., Robert J Flower

Publisher: Decoding Potential

ISBN: 0975950126

Category: Self-Help

Page: 136

View: 400

>There are four prim factors which limit our achievement: Fear, Ego, Ignorance and self-deception. >91% - of the population does not know how they think, and/or examine the process. >72% - The people who say they know about the issue, do not actually understand it. >18 seconds - The amount of time it typically takes a doctor to make a diagnosis. >22% - of the time, we are seriously wrong. >95% - of the time problems are caused by our point of focus and our frame of reference.

Children Talk about the Mind

Children Talk about the Mind

Author: Karen Bartsch

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195080056

Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

Page: 245

View: 994

What, exactly, do children understand about the mind? And when does that understanding first emerge? In this groundbreaking book, Karen Bartsch and Henry Wellman answer these questions and much more by taking a probing look at what children themselves have to tell us about their evolving conceptions of people and their mental lives. By examining more than 200,000 everyday conversations (sampled from ten children between the ages of two and five years), the authors advance a comprehensive naive theory of mind that incorporates both early desire and belief-desire theories to trace childhood development through its several stages. Throughout, the book offers a splendidly written account of extensive original findings and critical new insights that will be eagerly read by students and researchers in developmental psychology, cognitive psychology, philosophy, and psycholinguistics.

The Mystery of Mind

The Mystery of Mind

Author: Peter M. K. Chan

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595273294

Category: Philosophy

Page: 607

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The Mystery of Mind is a systematic and critical introduction to the philosophy of mind. At issue is what is known as the mind-body problem. How does a body support a mind with its brain? Pivotal to the book is the author's working out of an adverbial concept of mind that is user-friendly to the materialist cause. It is upon the strength of this adverbial concept that the author has come to hold that the conceptual gap between the neurobiological and the psych-cognitive could in fact be bridged. It is also the author's contention that despite shortcomings of other materialist approaches that have been taken in our time, an intelligible case for the truth of materialism could still be made in the form of a biological emergent two-aspect scenario, i.e., when the adverbial concept of mind he advocates is also brought to bear. All in all, what The Mystery of Mind offers is a systematic introduction to one of the living philosophical issues that have engaged the human intellects for more than two thousand years. This is also the central issue that has motivated research in artificial intelligence, cognitive psychology, neuroscience, and the philosophy of mind in our time.