About living in the present

I used to overthink in the past But I thought about the past in the present And about the future in the present So I stopped to think about time And I forgot about the past in the present And about the future in the present I will live thoughtless in the future But I stumbled over the past in the present And over the future in the present So I stopped not to think … Continue reading

Human behavior revolution

The jobs that pay enrich the greedy volunteers sacrifice to help the needy World’s common resources exploitation including worldwide transportation Is what is seen as creating added value to the controlling elite, for others untrue This counterintuitive socio-economic system represents the core of the human problem Technology invention isn’t the resolution need to support human behavior revolution

Mental health and risky sexual behavior

Mental disorders do potentially influence sexual risk taking, although one can find a somewhat equivocal picture that seems to evolve over time as research progresses. There are also explanations for how mental conditions influence the control of sexual practices. And, what does it take for successful interventions to reduce sexual health risk such as from unprotected sex?

Should happiness really be the goal? A Buddhist perspective

The pursuit of happiness generally is considered to be the ultimate goal of a human journey, while economic wealth is expected to support that goal. However, there are many different and plausible ways of looking at quality of living. “You could be well off, without being well. You could be well, without being able to lead the life you wanted. You could have got the life you wanted, without being happy. You could … Continue reading

Why do people smoke

1 Introduction Smoking still is a major cause of preventable illnesses and diseases related to the cardiovascular and pulmonary system, such as lung cancer. Despite these known health risks, 21% of the world population is smoking tobacco according to the World Health Organization (WHO) (“Tobacco Use,” 2016). This hasn’t to be so as addiction to smoking isn’t just a given biological circumstance, but a personal and social experience that can … Continue reading

Therapeutic effect of mindfulness meditation

In this article I detail out a bit further the link between meditation and its therapeutic effect on anxiety and depression and apply it to a case example. Mindfulness meditation seems to be suitable to shift the perception of life-uncertainty and adjust “from rumination to present awareness and acceptance” (Li et al., 2016, p. 12).  Mindfulness as a psycho-therapeutic approach has proven beneficial for the treatment of anxiety and depression disorders.

Holistic approach to change behavior (e.g., towards a smoke-free identity)

Overview This article is distinguishing holism from reductionist concepts and critically analyzes the application of holism in the mental health topic of long-term smoking cessation. By identifying some current state indicators the article suggests a definition of a holistic approach going forward. The effective maintenance of long-term nicotine abstinence is considered to be positively influenced by applying an extended biopsychosocial model that also includes cultural and world-view beliefs of personalities … Continue reading

Popular Neuroscience: A scientific field shaped by and shaping modern society

Demarcating pseudoscience Evidence from neuroscience Neuroscience in popular culture Own biases and ethical considerations Still, we are not only our brains and thinking is not optional:-)

The mind-brain explanatory gap

Assessing the mind-brain debate Introduction To assess the importance of the mind-brain debate to the science of psychology, I will in this essay first try to clarify what the differing point of view between the psychological theories of dualism and monism are. I will explain the so-called ‘explanation gap’ based on which I don’t consider the further pursuit of either direction of research in its pure form as a matter … Continue reading