Volume 2, Issue 3, June 2013, Page: 106-111
Logic, Psyche and Biology
Philip Dammen, The Norwegian State Academy of Music, Oslo, Norway
Received: May 14, 2013;       Published: Jun. 30, 2013
DOI: 10.11648/j.pbs.20130203.14      View  3274      Downloads  130
This article presents a logical analysis of how mentally rooted psychological diseases are constructed and what occurs mentally when a psychological change takes place as a result of treatment. Logical analysis is an approach that can be used to develop a scientific understanding of mentally rooted problems. The experience of mental distress seems to be a result of access to potentially separable and observable mental elements that involve emotions. Mental changes that occur as a result of treatment may be considered to be the result of changes in the accessibility of these mental elements. The mapping of these mental elements, as well as access to and the changing of these mental elements, can be facilitated through treatment. Empirical findings combined with logical analysis make it possible to develop scientific knowledge regarding how mentally experience psychological pain and mental disorders are constructed. This knowledge also makes it possible to develop a scientific and predictable approach to treating mentally rooted disorders and to develop mental states of well-being and skillfulness. The findings of the thesis may therefore be of interest in therapy, education, sports psychology, and performance-focused courses, among other disciplines.
Mental Rooted Disorders, Mental Elements, Mental Change, Therapy, Logic, Psyche
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Philip Dammen, Logic, Psyche and Biology, Psychology and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 2, No. 3, 2013, pp. 106-111. doi: 10.11648/j.pbs.20130203.14
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