The Origins of a Modern Philosophical Dilemma in Antiquity’s Theorizing

So conflict between the wholly mechanistic vs. nondeterministic view of emotion's causality stares us in the face, a paradox that stalls scientific theorizing and especially institutional integration until concepts are sifted and sorted, deductive choices based on comparison and contrast are made, and our image of reality submerged within the facts, including uncertainties as well as … Continue reading The Origins of a Modern Philosophical Dilemma in Antiquity’s Theorizing

An Introductory Analysis of Behavior and Social Theory

1. The Roots of Behavior There are two opposite means of conditioning behaviors: negative and positive reinforcement. Negative reinforcement provokes anxiety and fear, stimulating the amygdala and associated brain regions in conjunction with release of the neurotransmitters adrenaline, glutamate and GABA, a neural event that triggers the hippocampus and additional brain subregions to translate the … Continue reading An Introductory Analysis of Behavior and Social Theory