Lifespan Development: Cultural norms or personal needs?

Lifespan Development: Cultural norms or personal needs? Which one would you choose to visualize your life? They may seem quite similar and yet be very different. Both go along nine stages of a lifespan but in different directions and different coloring. Birth Kindergarten, school Work-life Marriage Having children Building/buying a house Career/Personal development Retirement Death … Continue reading Lifespan Development: Cultural norms or personal needs?

Painting FROM CONSCIOUSNESS TO AWARENESS INTELLIGENCE (M. Sager, 2021. Acrylic on canvas, 150 x 120 cm)

Painting FROM CONSCIOUSNESS TO AWARENESS INTELLIGENCE (M. Sager, 2021. Acrylic on canvas, 150 x 120 cm)

It is not enough to sit in consciousness-raising meditation. A person, although stimulated by consciousness, would not be able to realize his or her self-actualization without (self-) experience that comes from awareness-intelligent self-reflection.

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FROM CONSCIOUSNESS TO AWARENESS INTELLIGENCE / VON BEWUSSTSEIN ZU BEWUSSTSEINSINTELLIGENZ

An electrical device neither contains nor produces electricity itself nor is our body the source of life energy. Instead, a body only comes to life and a brain becomes conscious when it is connected to life energy. Next: Control is required. While consciousness turns on the power supply, intelligent awareness controls activities and behavior (e.g. … Continue reading FROM CONSCIOUSNESS TO AWARENESS INTELLIGENCE / VON BEWUSSTSEIN ZU BEWUSSTSEINSINTELLIGENZ

LET YOURSELF OFFEND. The benefits of letting you get offended.

You get an understanding and compassionate ear here, but the most significant benefit lies in permitting me to offend you. First of all, if I didn’t dare to offend, I couldn’t be honest. Being offended offers a real-world check outside of one’s comfort zone. Second, if I solely entertained you, I’d waste your time distracting … Continue reading LET YOURSELF OFFEND. The benefits of letting you get offended.

The media (mental food) pyramid

The media pyramidThe first, basic good level of the hierarchy is called Actualization. This is includes media like books, chats, art, theatre, etc..The second stage of the pyramid is labeled Edification, which stands for education, hobbies, non-fiction, and journalism.Third comes participation that includes choosing what you watch related to shows and movies, and playing games.Fourth … Continue reading The media (mental food) pyramid

Sigmund Freud / Carl Rogers

Sigmund Freud vs. Carl RogersAccording to Sigmund Freud, we are driven by aggressive, destructive, sexualized energy. Human behavior is a “fight” between. The Id is subconscious, while the Ego and Superego both have conscious components besides a bigger unconscious part (iceberg analogy) Freud used the term ‘drive’ to explain the unconscious triggers causing the variety of … Continue reading Sigmund Freud / Carl Rogers

Hierarchy of Needs

Five levels of needs, or motivators, that humans experienceAs levels of needs are met, humans will be motivated to achieve the next level of needs-Abraham Maslow Was an American professor of psychology, working throughout his career at Brandeis College, Brooklyn College, and Columbia University. Born in Brooklyn, New York, into a large family of seven … Continue reading Hierarchy of Needs

Compassionate leadership: If we all ‘lead,’ we don’t need ‘managers’ anymore

There are significant differences between leadership and management In our contemporary world both leadership and management may be required and co-exist in different situations, but the identification and understanding of their distinguishing features is important if we want to use both of them effectively and eventually think about shifting the emphasis towards managers who are … Continue reading Compassionate leadership: If we all ‘lead,’ we don’t need ‘managers’ anymore

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Haase, F. (2012). Empathy vs. Evidence in Rhetorical Speech: Contrastive Cultural Studies in ‘Empathy’ as Framework of Speech Communication and Its Tradition in Cultural History. Ethos: Felsefe Ve Toplumsal Bilimlerde Diyaloglar (Dialogues In Philosophy And Social Sciences), 5(2), 16-35. Hacking, I. (2010). Pathological Withdrawl of Refugee Children Seeking Asylum in Sweden. Studies In History And Philosophy Of Biological … Continue reading H (Psychology Resources)

Integrating Eastern Philosophies, Transpersonal Theories, and Phenomenological Approaches into Developmental Lifespan Psychology

Content: Universalities and Cultural Differences. Closing Holes in West-centric Researches. Eastern Philosophies and Transpersonal Psychology. Expanding Consciousness and Phenomenological Ways of Knowing.

Sigmund Freud versus Hans J. Eysenck – The Development of Personality

Freud and Eysenck are two of the greatest psychologists of the 20th century. Indeed, both are living on in contemporary views and research, although, according to Eysenck (1996), Freud’s genius lied mainly in convincingly telling fairy tells. Indeed, the unconscious sexual desires that are making up entirely an individual’s psychic motivation are hardly testable and … Continue reading Sigmund Freud versus Hans J. Eysenck – The Development of Personality

Spirituality is required to understand human motivation and personality

Summary. More and more people in many parts of the world are becoming increasingly spiritual but not necessarily religious (Willard & Norenzayan, 2017). As a force urging us to quest for meaning in life, spirituality is considered to be a natural human condition (Kim & Esquivel, 2011) with individual preferences according to personality type (Hall, … Continue reading Spirituality is required to understand human motivation and personality

The importance of intuition

What are the “hidden” aspects, the unconscious parts of personalities’ mental functioning that is determining human behavior? While Freud is using the term ‘drive,’ ‘instinct’ and ‘intuition’ (more casually also ‘gut feeling’) are rather popular expressions too, while ‘instinct’ may be seen as a more inherent, and ‘intuition’ as a more experience based type of … Continue reading The importance of intuition

Being driven or thriving? Sigmund Freud versus Carl Rogers on human motivation

Sigmund Freud suggests inborn mental processes, the id, which represents an unconscious and irrational force along the sexual development from childhood to grown-up personality (Ziegler, 2002). Freud used the term ‘drive’ to explain the unconscious triggers causing the variety of human behavior (Gillespie, 2014). It is the superego’s function to consciously guide socially compatible actions … Continue reading Being driven or thriving? Sigmund Freud versus Carl Rogers on human motivation

A holistic career progress examination

A holistic perspective on career reflection A holistic career examination implies that the development that has led to the current situation, as well as a future outlook, shall be taken into account in a reflective way.  A whole person approach includes personal traits and socio-cognitive facets. Personal identity extends to life-story considerations, cultural context, and … Continue reading A holistic career progress examination