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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 able to...

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 matter. This...

The Rules of Engagement

The Rules of Engagement Engage: From a vulgar Latin noun meaning ‘pledge’. Bind by contract or promise; pledge oneself. Seek first to understand, then to be understood. As we begin to define the principles and values upon which a human services system might operate,...

Theory of Change

Theory of Change People will only change when their thinking changes. One cannot behave differently than how they think, unless they are being deceitful, pretending or acting (and then they know they are doing so). Actually the belief system is in a somewhat constant...

Theory of Meaning

Theory of Meaning How do people create meaning? There is no meaning without conscious human beings. We create meaning for ourselves in interactive relationships with other human beings. The trainer will present this process and discuss the implications of each aspect...

Theory of Cause

Reading for Trainers I. Theory of Cause - Fundamental Assumption Why do people have problems in living? This requires a review of the literature on human service methods - remember as you are reviewing these models that you are going to be asked to identify the...