Missing systematics and links in science

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In most of today’s scientific research, I find it still difficult to see how the link between the universe and human psychology is made. In the context of understanding life and its signification for human existence overall, some dots undoubtedly remain unconnected. It is overdue to think more and in different ways about how we develop and use awareness. Continue reading

Distraction of the mass

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While in prior days information was just not available, today its sheer volume and tendentially one-sided curation are leading to distraction. This is indeed utterly dangerous because by devouring our attention, distractive practices are hindering the flow of consciousness to our awareness; as a result, we get deprived of inspiration. Continue reading

Increasing the attention span

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It is not enough to dwell a couple of minutes per day in practicing awareness. We become what we always think. If we cannot be consistently aware of the full social scope, which is all humanity, and if we cannot envision simultaneously the complete range of time, spanning from the even farthest away past to the most distant future, we haven’t learned to be genuinely awareness-intelligent. Continue reading

Broadening the social scope

Today, geographical barriers across the globe dissolve, yet our thinking remains lacking global reach. Indeed, humanity so far did not keep mentally up with the speed of globalization. It has not developed a responding mindset that embraces an equally global world view from a humanistic perspective. This leads to sympathy without empathy, which is out of sync with reality and has severe implications. Continue reading

Awareness as the hinge between consciousness and thought

Without consciousness, we cannot think any thought. Without awareness, we cannot create meaning from our thoughts. Non-aware thinking is random, often problematically emotion-driven, and potentially confusing. Awareness Intelligence is about the intelligence of creating meaning in one’s mentalizing and about the intelligence of self-generating useful thinking through awareness. Continue reading

Reading from Awareness Intelligence (Part I: Introduction) on YouTube

I’m reading from Awareness Intelligence. This and any parts of the text need to be seen in the context of the whole, as some mentioned ideas will be explained elsewhere. Content over form: I wished I’d be better in writing, speaking, and presenting. However, the topic is too important! In that sense, thank you very much for listening, engaging, and providing any feedback anyway. 🙂 Like Relativity theory is essential … Continue reading

Leadership & (Em-)Power(-ment)

From our ‘80% Percent is Psychology’ session, Wednesday, January 16th, 2019. Thanks all for the great discussions! Force causes counter-force; and transactional leadership likely results in compliance only; It is transformational leadership based on inspiration and collaboration that increases most follower’s involvement and true commitment. It is not the acquisition of power (whether it be positional or personal), but the mindset through which it is employed which determines the nature … Continue reading

To be free requires freedom to learn

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Thankful for another night being free to learn.   Slides:

The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change. – Carl Rogers

10 takeaways from the 80% is Psychology session ‘Learning and motivation’. Tokyo, November 7, 2018.   Presentation and discussions:

Beyond the brain (Takeaways from 80% is Psychology)

Takeaways from our event on October 24th, 2018. Thanks for the discussions. Please see also https://www.facebook.com/colorfulgrowth/ 1.Know that the brain has different chemical processes for addictive pleasure experiences (neurotransmitter is dopamine) versus more long-term, empathic, and self-sufficient happiness-related behavior (neurotransmitter is serotonin). 2.Reduce distractions, especially to avoid over-dependence (addiction) to technology and social networks that interrupt your attention and learning. 3.Increase for how long you are able to stay offline … Continue reading

Social Learning & Developing a Growth Mindset (7 Takeaways from 80% is Psychology)

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Takeaways from our event on October 24th, 2018. Thanks for the discussions. Please see also https://www.facebook.com/colorfulgrowth/ Slides:

For the Love of Learning

For the love of learning!:-) October 10th, 19:00 at J-Global, B2 Yaesuguchi Kaikan, 1-7-20 Yaesu, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 〒103-0028 https://www.facebook.com/events/296127901169930/ “We shouldn’t teach great lessons, we should teach a love of learning.” [- Inspired by B.F. Skinner]

Rediscover Psychology; Know Yourself.

Come and join us on October 10th, 19:00 at J-Global, Tokyo station/Yeasu. https://www.facebook.com/events/296127901169930/

“The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.” – Aristotle

Aristotle said “The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.” What’s your experience? Come and discuss with us at ‘80% is Psychology: The History & Philosophy of Learning for Life’ on Wednesday, October 10th, 2018, 19:00 (B2 Yaesuguchi, Tokyo Station) Please help to spread the word. Thanks and Cu https://www.facebook.com/events/296127901169930/

80% is Psychology: The History & Philosophy of Learning for Life

Public Event · Hosted by Mathias Sager – School & Advisory and J-Global Inc., Tokyo Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/296127901169930/ Meetup (Ticket): https://www.meetup.com/Tokyo-Self-Leadership-Meetup/ Hello and welcome! Whether in a few or many single sessions picked according to your interest, or be it by attending the whole certificate courses, you will learn, reflect upon, discuss and start to apply: How to improve individual well-being, organizational performance, and social contribution for your private life and professional … Continue reading

Human-computer interaction and its implications for learning

Wireless technologies have not only changed the way we work and live but also how we socially interact (Walker, 2017). Is it possible to substitute real social relationships with technological ones? Harlow’s research found that monkeys need their parents for survival not only from a nurturer perspective. However, the experiments also showed that a surrogate ‘machine-mother’ could, albeit not ideally, provide sufficient love for survival (Vicedo, 2009). Research examining the … Continue reading

Developing Human Capital: Success and Failure in Learning

Psychologists in the past have conceptualized talent as an IQ-like cognitive ability [1], and practice focused on the view of human achievements to be limited by innate characteristics [2]. Human cognitive processing is indeed universally depending on sensory abilities, often biased and unaware of its own mechanisms, and limited to a relatively bounded range of working memory capacity [3]. However, these innate factors are not directly encoding skills, but the … Continue reading

Beyond happiness

I was looking for happiness and found meaning. When I accepted meaning, happiness became meaningless.

History and Philosophy of Learning Theory

Behaviorism Introspection as the scientific method had to give place to behavioral psychology in the nineteenth century [1], which opposed mentalist approaches to the study of associative mechanisms in learned behavior [2] with rigorous observable laboratory experiments and animal behavior training as performed by B.F. Skinner [3] (Figure 1.). Associationists like E. Thorndike believed in biological processes which construe memory in the form of neuronal connections in the brain [1]. … Continue reading

Attachment and Moral Development Theory

Summary This essay evaluates whether “the fundamental problem of social psychology is the moralization of the individual by the society” (McDougall, 1908 as cited in [1], p.8). Also, how does attachment theory permeate aspects of human (and ecological) relationships [2], and how are emotional, moral, and identity development and personality theory aspects intertwined? Finally, implications are suggested regarding factors that have the potential to influence attachment style throughout the lifespan … Continue reading