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Explore all the philosophical and psychological ideas and practices that influence your life and help—or hinder—you from living fully as a free and fulfilled person.

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Explore all the philosophical and psychological ideas and practices that influence your life and help—or hinder—you from living fully as a free and fulfilled person.

    Neuroessentialism or How You Are Your Brain

    Neuroessentialism or How You Are Your Brain

    Neuroessentiaism is the theory that our conscious experience is nothing more than our brain activity. In this view, the definitive way of explaining psychological experience is by reference to the brain. Marsha interviews doctoral candidate in clinical psychology, William Schulz, about his research paper on the topic, “Neuroessentialism: Theoretical and Clinical Considerations” published in the Journal of Humanistic Psychology.


    He and Marsha discuss the theory and related issues, such as the existence of free will and how that fits into a scientific way of thinking about human experience. William argues in his article that a brain-centered model of mental disorders can have negative psychological effects on individuals receiving mental health treatment showing that ideas are extremely powerful.

    Neuroessentialism or How You Are Your Brain

    Neuroessentialism or How You Are Your Brain

    Neuroessentiaism is the theory that our conscious experience is nothing more than our brain activity. In this view, the definitive way of explaining psychological experience is by reference to the brain. Marsha interviews doctoral candidate in clinical...

    Interview with Jake Ilson

    Interview with Jake Ilson

    Jake Ilson is a tech advocate and ambitious 22 year old. He was a young 16 year-old when he first attended The Great Connections Seminar. Hear him describe how it changed his life in a far more profound way than his deep experience at Outward Bound, and why he has returned to the experience four times and brought back its powerful lessons to use over and over again in his daily life.

    Interview with Jake Ilson

    Interview with Jake Ilson

    Jake Ilson is a tech advocate and ambitious 22 year old. He was a young 16 year-old when he first attended The Great Connections Seminar. Hear him describe how it changed his life in a far more profound way than his deep experience at Outward Bound,

    The Concept of Self

    The Concept of Self

    How much of who you are is really under your control?  What are your limits? How much of you is determined by biology, by the world around you? What makes you you? These questions have been debated for millennia.

    The Concept of Self

    The Concept of Self

    How much of who you are is really under your control?  What are your limits? How much of you is determined by biology, by the world around you? What makes you you?
    These questions have been debated for millennia. And the popularity of personality tests show that we still enjoy and have difficulty gaining insight to ourselves.

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