Imagery

X Imagery An image is a sense of …[something]. A thought is a meaning of …[something]. An image may include a meaning, so an image is in some fashion, more than a thought. Image as in imagining, does not need a visual picture. Although we tend to think of...

Motivation – Attribution & Expectancy

VIII Motivation – Attribution & Expectancy Summary of Attribution Theory [adapted from Kenneth J. Gailbraith] The motivation of achievement and the findings of attribution research lead Bernard Weiner to develop his attribution theory. Psychologists have defined...

Cognitive and Biological Learning

VII Cognitive and Biological Learning Cognitive Behavior Management derives from theories of learning. Learning is roughly defined as the process by which behavior is modified or added to an organism’s repertory. In plain English: the person or animal becomes...

How the Brain(s) Work

VI How the Brain(s) Work We are concerned here with cognitive behavior management protocols, techniques and procedures. These interventions have one thing in common; they rely on thought as the agent of change to influence emotions and behaviors. However, thought is...

Messages

Messages Charles S. Peirce, founder of the philosophy known as pragmatism, believed that the ‘meaning’ of a message is the behavior it induces…. This, of course is not totally true, the behavior may not reflect the message as intended, but it does reflect the...

Trust

Trust A ‘better person’ has to be one whose emotions are in some sense better. For emotions are our value feelings – our direct responses to the recognition of importance. And personal moral quality cannot be separated from the question of what is held to...