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Psychology {5} ~ Goals Of Psychology

The four main goals of psychology are to describe, explain, predict and change the behavior and mental processes of others.

To Describe
Describing a behavior or cognition is the first goal of psychology. This can enable researchers to develop general laws of human behavior.

For example, through describing the response of dogs to various stimuli, Ivan Pavlov helped develop laws of learning known as classical conditioning theory.

To Explain
Once researchers have described general laws behavior, the next step is to explain how or why this trend occurs. Psychologists will propose theories which can explain a behavior.

To Predict
Psychology aims to be able to predict future behavior from the findings of empirical research. If a prediction is not confirmed, then the explanation it is based on might need to be revised.
For example, classical conditioning predicts that if a person associates a negative outcome with a stimuli they may develop a phobia or aversion of the stimuli.

To Change
Once psychology has described, explained and made predictions about behavior, changing or controlling a behavior can be attempted.

For example, interventions based on classical conditioning, such as systematic desensitization, have been used to treat people with anxiety disorders including phobias.

Short Stories {2} ~ Life & Death Conundrums

In the heart of the lungs of the planet, Drogo was sent by his shaman to retrieve the wisdom, from the plant spirits on his dieta, of the concept of life and death.

Drogo, a young tribal boy from the mayani tribe had been initiated into an shamanic apprenticeship by his medicine man grandfather. He went hungry as part of his initiation to feel the full effects of his dieta and consumed the fruit of the Mondura plant. Drogo wandered into the undergrowth to his hut made by his father to undergo his apprenticeship.

Laying back on his hammock a spirit lingered in the back of his mind tell him “A long time ago life and death were best of friends, death saw life as a gift and life saw death as a gift. When the time came when people spread all over the world, life and death began to criticize each other. People view life in your tribe as the most precious gift from God and people view death beyond this jungle as something that no one wants. People have lost touch with the truth of reality, that your spirit never dies and your soul passes on into the realm overlapping yours.”

Drogo was an intelligent young man and understood every word of what the Mondura plant spirit said.

Within the scope of Drogo’s dreams that night, death and life were conversing with eachother. Death: “Why is it people love you so much where in fact you are just a dream, a fascination. No one will stay forever. Life is short and no person will live forever. Why is it people like you?” Then Life said: “Yes you are correct with that Death, I am just a dream, a fascination and I know Life is not forever. What is important is the things or deeds that you do during your earthly life. How about you death? I know you are the reality of life. That everybody dies, yet they do not die.”

The next morning Drogo wandered into his tribes camp and met with his grandfather by the Mondura tree.

“Life and death, two sides of the same coin,” Drogo exclaimed in a simple manner.

“Yes, my grandson, it indeed is,” replied his shamanic elder. “Now you know this, what will you do?”

“I am not afraid anymore grandfather, I am dead already,” Drogo echoed through the jungle.

Roars of the howler monkeys shuddered the ground beneath them, they said their blessings to the plant spirits and thanked them for their aid.

The jungle holds many secrets for the ones who see, all is here now.

~Amber, DiosRaw 31/03/21

~Ashram~

An ashram is the name traditionally given to a spiritual hermitage or a Hindu monastery. It can be used to describe the place where a spiritual or religious guru and their disciples live. The term may also be used to describe the community of people who reside in such a place.

Ashrams are usually secluded places separated from the rest of society. They are places devoted to spiritual activities like yoga, meditation or religious instruction.

From the Sanskrit root word srama, ashram means “making an effort toward liberation.”

~Divine~

Divine is a word used to describe something (or someone) that has the qualities of a god or deity. The word can also refer to a specific god, a supreme being, or the universal Power.

Some yogic teachings state that there is an element of the Divine in everyone. Practicing yoga is one way to connect with that internal divinity. In Integral yoga, for example, the goal is to integrate the mental, physical and spiritual aspects of one’s self in order to connect with the Divine within.

Poetry {9} ~ BITTERLY STRANGLED

Crawling, hands muddy in the undergrowth

Confusion, disorientation, trembling at the life of oath

Choking on my tears

Strangled by the neck by the flooding fears

Looking back at the words I write refect my misery

Life was sweet, now so bitterly

Awaiting the courage to do the deed

Nothing is the same anymore when I planted that seed

This place feels so distant

Anxiety ties the noose

Struggling to stride in the realm of freedom, set loose

Death is coming for us all

Observing the world around me, craving to fall into the previous normal

Silently choking back the flood

Monotonous torment written in blood

Sorrows too thick to suppress

Chaos and in a dark hole for years, I’m a mess

The sun is out yet I cannot see

Body withdrawn from all life’s chi

Waking and dreaming in hell

If only I could sleep forever

That’s the dream I tell

Staring at walls numb and fogged

Sleep deprivation smothers me in a thick dust of smog

If only I could taste the sweet nectar of life

And squeeze every essence, holding it in my pocket in strife

We can’t turn back time

They say things will get better, to me a distant chime

I’ve heard it for years and it just gets more dark

The horror more deep and the pain more stark

Carrying the burdens of guilt of failed friendships

This illness I have chips

Away at the things I could hold

The story of horror is yet to unfold

Haunted by images no young girl should have had to witness

Chained by the fibromyalgia pain

Perfecting the act of normal, inside this carcass insane

A clown world

A zombie knowing all these spiritual terms and truths and experiences

Yet unable to live them out

Muffled in screams, a hand over the shout

I cried for help, no one could hear

I did my best and I am naked and bone, all that’s left

And a clown life

I tried and it didn’t work, I put down the knife.

~DiosRaw 31/03/21

Psychology {4} ~ Perspectives Of Psychology

Structuralism and functionalism have since been replaced by several dominant and influential approaches to psychology, each one underpinned by a shared set of assumptions of what people are like, what is important to study and how to study it.

Psychoanalysis, founded by Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) was the dominant paradigm in psychology during the early twentieth century. Freud believed that people could be cured by making conscious their unconscious thoughts and motivations, thus gaining insight.

Freud’s psychoanalysis was the original psychodynamic theory, but the psychodynamic approach as a whole includes all theories that were based on his ideas, e.g., Jung (1964), Adler (1927) and Erikson (1950).

The classic contemporary perspectives in psychology to adopt scientific strategies were the behaviorists, who were renowned for their reliance on controlled laboratory experiments and rejection of any unseen or unconscious forces as causes of behavior.

Later, the humanistic approach became the ‘third force’ in psychology and proposed the importance of subjective experience and personal growth.

During the 1960s and 1970s, psychology began a cognitive revolution, adopting a rigorous, scientific, lab-based scientific approach with application to memory, perception, cognitive development, mental illness, and much more.