Cognitive-Experiential Theory: An Integrative Theory of by Seymour Epstein

By Seymour Epstein

The ebook provides a brand new idea of character, often called cognitive-experiential concept (CET). presently there are a selection of character theories that appear irreconcilable with one another. CET is integrative of all different significant character theories. This integration is entire via increasing upon present simple assumptions, together with the belief that each one higher-order animals immediately build an implicit conception of fact that's helpful for adapting to their environments and that's for that reason inherently reinforcing. The approach that accomplishes this is often often called the experiential process, because it is an empirical method that adapts via instantly studying from adventure. since it operates with out requiring awake knowledge it may be considered as an adaptive subconscious approach, notwithstanding, this booklet unearths that the experiential process isn't exact with an subconscious adaptive procedure, and is more suitable to that build in different very important respects.

Humans, in fact, additionally uniquely function with a wide awake, reasoning process, mentioned in CET as a rational approach. This booklet demonstrates how those platforms function in parallel and impression one another in very important methods. for instance, the impression of the experiential at the rational method can account for why the human species, regardless of its extraordinary intelligence in fixing impersonal difficulties, that are usually within the area of the rational process, usually imagine and behave unintelligently and destructively in fixing interpersonal difficulties, that are basically within the area of the experiential process. but, neither procedure is usually stronger to the opposite, and the booklet discusses how each one approach is greater in uniquely very important ways.

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