Can Human Instincts Be Controlled? Like all animals, humans have instincts, genetically hard-wired behaviors that enhance our ability to cope with vital environmental contingencies. Our innate fear of snakes is an example. Other instincts, including denial, revenge, tribal loyalty, greed and our urge to procreate, now threaten our very existence.
Translate this page from English Print Page Change Text Size: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines, Winter, Some of the discussion is, in my view, superficial and misleading. In this paper, I shall focus on the problems inherent in the manner in which the idea of emotional intelligence is being conceptualized and presented.
The main questions I am concerned with are: Does it make sense to speak of emotions as being intelligent or not? If so, is there such a thing as "emotional intelligence?
I shall argue that it does make sense to speak of emotions as being, in some given context or other, "intelligent" or not, and, consequently, that it does make sense to speak of emotional intelligence.
Once some preliminary distinctions are set out, I will focus on a conceptualization of the mind, its functions, and primary motivators, including a brief analysis of the relationship between thoughts, emotions and desires.
I will then develop a critical analysis of the primary theoretical views of Goleman. Some Preliminary Distinctions What is intelligence? What is emotion or feeling? Given these understandings, how might "emotional intelligence" be provisionally conceptualized?
Most simply, emotional intelligence can reasonably be conceived as a measure of the degree to which a person successfully or unsuccessfully applies sound judgment and reasoning to situations in the process of determining emotional or feeling responses to those situations. It would entail, then, the bringing of cognitive intelligence to bear upon emotions.
It would encompass both positive and negative emotions. It would be a measure of the extent to which our affective responses were "rationally" based.
A person with a high degree of emotional intelligence would be one who responded to situations with feeling states that "made good sense," given what was going on in those situations. Appropriately generated feeling states would serve as a motivation to pursue reasonable behavior or action.
Emerging naturally out of "rational" emotions would be "rational" desires and "rational" behavior. Now let us consider how critical thinking fits into this picture.
What is critical thinking and how might it relate to "the bringing of intelligence to bear on emotions? Therefore I am likely to attack or flee. More on this point later. I shall argue that critical thinking cannot successfully direct our beliefs and actions unless it continually assesses not simply our cognitive abilities, but also our feeling or emotion states, as well as our implicit and explicit drives and agendas.For most people, these fears are minor.
But when fears become so severe that they cause tremendous anxiety and interfere with your normal life, they’re called phobias. No matter how overwhelming or out of control your phobia seems, though, it’s important to know that any irrational fear can be overcome.
PYSC Practice Quiz Questions (Exam 2) PYSC Study Tool. STUDY. PLAY. humans could be completely understood employing only the concepts of matter and motion Schopenhauer anticipated Freud's concept of ____ when he said that we could at least partially escape the irrational forces within us by immersing ourselves in such things as.
As with most, if not all things, one can be too emotional or not emotional enough. On one extreme, we have overly emotional people, where emotions are detrimental to their daily life.
On the other, we have psychopaths.
As a trend, woman are more emotional, and men are not (and borderline is associated with woman, and psychopaths with men). Hidden personality is the part of the personality that is determined by unconscious processes..
Sigmund Freud and Carl Rogers theorised that people have a 'hidden' personality of which they are not aware.
Although both theories are developed through years of clinical experience, they are based on very different assumptions. An Observation of the Drinking Culture at Penn State in the Story Party School from the TV Series This American Life.
words. 3 pages. An Observation of What Happens When Emotions, Human's Most Irrational Tendencies Are Rationalized in Numbers in This American Life's Show Numbers. words. While the human mind inherently includes cognition, feelings, and drives as basic inter-influencing functions, the triad itself can be under the sway of two contrary tendencies of the human mind, the tendency of the mind to gravitate toward egocentrism, or the tendency of the mind to take into account a more comprehensive, and more "rational" view.
People fail to realize the irrationality of their actions and believe they are acting perfectly rationally, possibly due to flaws in their reasoning. philosophy thus founded a dual cultural system based on rationality as the domain of philosophy and science versus "irrational" emotion and sensuality as domains of literature and art. While the human mind inherently includes cognition, feelings, and drives as basic inter-influencing functions, the triad itself can be under the sway of two contrary tendencies of the human mind, the tendency of the mind to gravitate toward egocentrism, or the tendency of the mind to take into account a more comprehensive, and more "rational" view. PYSC Practice Quiz Questions (Exam 2) PYSC Study Tool. STUDY. PLAY. humans could be completely understood employing only the concepts of matter and motion Schopenhauer anticipated Freud's concept of ____ when he said that we could at least partially escape the irrational forces within us by immersing ourselves in such things as.