Though many people believe that self-focus could be harmful psychology research has evidence to suggest that it can be a key element for positive life changes. There are a lot of theories on self-regulation that support the concept that positive change, given the positive quality of self-focus of an individual is dependent on two factors that are a goal to be set, and an awareness of where you are at to achieve the desired goal. In everyday life, we have many goals. But, not all these goals are fulfilled due to an inability to recognize themselves.
Psychological research has shown that negative emotions generated by awareness of the chasm between the end goal and the current situation can be a powerful motivator for self-improvement. There are plenty of lessons to be learned from those who frequently reflect on themselves. No matter if they’re an individual Buddhist who meditates, or an entire bunch of English philosophers who are studying the writings that were written by Immanuel Kant, becoming aware of yourself is an essential aspect of self-improvement. It is also comforting to observe a range of religious traditions that exert an influence on the issues mentioned in the psychology literature as essential to self-improvement for the individual.
A journal of reflection can be of great help for personal growth as well as professional. Keep a record of your thoughts and reflections and also the new information gained. A reflective journal is useful during study or in a career since it contains what you did, what you learned, and general thoughts about how a week or month has gone through.
11 January 2016: Reading on Health, Well-being, and Ageing
I’ve never really given much thought to the benefits and obstacles to health and well-being at different stages of life. If someone has health problems, it’s not on the list of priorities. But, I’ve intrigued by the idea that certain people may be in the beginning with issues with their mental health and others develop them in the process. For instance, there’s no evidence to show that the standard of the child’s nutrition or care has a profound impact on our lives. For instance, there’s numerous evidence to suggest that the quality of the child’s care and care affects mental development.
The main factors that affect the health of infants which can help prevent problems with mental health later on include good health of the parents as well as adequate nutrition for the child and highly skilled caregivers who should there be any issues provide quality care and support ( A Whole-of-Lifespan Approach to Mental Health and Mental Illness, n.d., page. 774). Therefore, genetic mental illnesses are not preventable, but caring for the child may help in easing some of the difficulties that may arise with the development of their psychological abilities shortly.
December 12, 2016 Reading of ‘Development’ teens’
Life could be boring for someone who did not grow emotionally. As we age and children, we gain knowledge from new experiences, as well as lifestyle alterations. It’s no secret that we continue to grow physically. Because fewer physical changes occur in adulthood less attention is paid to these. But there is a distinction in the mental health of adults and teenagers during their growth. Teenagers want to grow older and be independent and mature as adults fear getting older. However physical changes can affect the psychological condition of an individual at any age. For instance, the first aging lines, the weight gain that occurs during puberty, and the first signs of aging can lead to depressive symptoms ( Developing Adolescents: an Information Source for professionals 2002, 8). 8.).
13 January 2016 Reading about the Family system and the development
Yesterday, I discussed the fact that experiences from a young age can impact subsequent development. But the most significant element of development is the connection between the child and an authoritative person, be it an adult, a grandparent, or a caretaker. This can serve as an avenue for the child’s connection to the individual in later years. In the words of Fraigberg (1996) declared, “Our identity – the very center of our humanness – is achieved through the early bonds of child and parent” (p. 294). A common definition of attachment is the bond that exists between a person and their caregiver, a deeply emotional bond.
Different types of attachments may influence different stages of development. For instance, children who are not secure with their mothers are more likely to use physical aggression and disobedience towards their mothers (Malekpour 2007 page. 85).
15. January 2016. Reading about life span development and psychology
I was reading an article that was published in 1987. It’s quite old, but I’ve learned a lot in this piece. As per Baltes (1987) 1987, developmental psychology of life span is a field of psychology studies that focuses on studying the consistency and changes in human behavior and the length of their lives (p. 611).