Psychology involves scientific study that means we use some pretty specific processes
and look at very specific information,
there are times when one in one doesn’t equal two, there is another way to think called synthesis where you ask what something is part of. You first identify the containing whole it is a part of. Then you try to understand the behaviour the containing whole and finally you disaggregate the understanding of the whole and finally you disaggregate the understanding of the whole by identifying the role or function. There are certain things we just can’t understand just by taking things apart. Like water for example, water is made out of hydrogen and oxygen and they are both gases. If you study water is it interacts with the environment around it. If you take it apart and study it you’ll never find wetness
what is systems thinking, it say you want to make a cup of tea, you put water in the kettle, you plug in the kettle, put a tea bag in your cup, and switch the kettle on until it boils and pour the water in the cup. In this case you deal with only inanimate objects you can change the sequence or change the amount of ingredients this system is a deterministic system because we can determine the outcome by knowing the processes, the boundaries of the system are those of your kitchen, which Is a sub system of your city, the system you are managing has multiple layers of context,this system is also called and open system, which has in puts and out puts the input is converted to the out put through a process. We can optimise the system by economizing resources that a scarce if time is the scarce resource your first action might be to deploy the kettle, because you know that warming up the kettle takes longer than the other tasks
we need a new vision which involves comprehensive science to support us, there is a new theory emerging now, which places many concepts into one, coherent scientific framework, we call it systems theory, all living organisms as well as social systems and eco systems see this theory would help us get a much firm grasp on science, instead of concentrating on basic building blocks
the system’s you concentrates on principals organizations instead of cutting things to peaces , it looks at the system as a whole. Someone could look at a tree and conceptually take it to peaces then he would never really understand the nature of the tree , a systems thinker would look at the tree and see the life of the tree in relation to the life of the whole forest.
psychological influences relate to the way we see the world, so that includes learning, which we define the associations that create relatively permanent changes it also includes thinking or cognition the way we process information and personalities characteristic ways or thinking or behaviour , we also have a biological influence it’s the nature peace of the nature versus nurture debate the things that are somewhat hard-wired in human beings, ranging from microscopic neurons to the hormones sent out in a blood from the endocrine system , moving onto the bigger organs and parts of the nervous system and the brain the sense organs and then coming back to the complicated workings of genetics, the biological influences are pretty hard to ignore the same way we don’t live in isolation hence the fact that we have in each year versus nurture debate, the presence and behaviours of others does affect us, each of these peace’s gives us a unique perspective on behaviour
so we need to think about all the pieces together, ensuing it becomes not nature or nurture.it becomes nature and nurture together , our inability to classify things in one of the lenses or the other, different perspectives and influences on behaviour,
the experience of mental illness can be overwhelming, symptom’s like sadness, agitation, overwhelming rage, panic attacks, mental illness and where to look for solutions, the biopsychosocial model, to think about this in terms of a Venn diagram with three overlapping circles, the first article contains the biological part of the picture, in any mental illness they’re likely to be biological factors, like heredity also certain illnesses can cause issues as well and trauma has an enormous impact, on our bodies, we like to think of trauma of just a mental issue though it’s definitely a biological tissue to for solutions in the biological circle were talking about going to a doctor and getting onto medication, the second circle is psychological and spiritual in nature, this circle is about the experiences that have brought pain into our lives, and with that pain we’ve have thoughts we’ve have feelings and those thoughts and those feelings can develop into beliefs like nobody can love me and I’ll always be abandoned for solutions in this part of the circle we’re looking to therapy , in therapy we can learn to recognize these negative thoughts
the third circle is about our social environment what’s happening in our world right now
third circle is about our social environment what’s happening in our world right now there may be family stress there maybe job pressures are unemployment there may be difficult of the accident or injury any kind of transition even positive transition bring stressed into our lives and when that happens we need to figure out how to deal with those issues in the social circle , in the social circle usually what we’re talking about is looking at our boundaries and how we can be helped me in the area of self-care
I think dealing with mental is like learning to play a complicated instrument, learning about it, reading about it, is not going to be enough, you will need practise if you’re going to learn to play this instrument, often you need to take lessons and you can think about their be that way you’re learning to play an instrument of your life
The article I will focus on is
Freeman, J. (2005). Towards a definition of holism. British Journal of General Practice, 55(511), 154–155
Freeman discusses how practitioners who claim practise holism are in fact biologically reductionist, I think Freeman made some great point as he emphasises they focus on a set of questions, with out looking at the big picture and also use remedies which are not looking at the big picture. Freeman used a great example of sharmanic practise who say the are holistic, though when you look at things closer they in fact are reductionist.There is a misconception of what holism actually is Holism does not mean ‘anything outside traditional allopathy’.
I agree with the following statement made in Freemans article” The hope of a holistic approach is that we can employ many allies in the effort to bring better health to people”Freeman also makes a good pint about Swedish GPS talking about the importance of a holistic approach.
Reductionism treats people the same
A diagnosis caused by genes, chemical balance, one drug for all approach,
Holisms lets look at other things emotions, experiences, the whole person,
Reductionism scientific can be limiting creates rules for everyone, holism a variety of treatments /treatment methods, talking to the patient, talk therapy, understand the patients emotions, experiences and behaviours, using mri scans to understand genetics etc ,
Reductionism patients have same or similar symptons , Holism individualise the treatment ,
‘holistic’ are in fact far more biologically reductionist not looking at the bigger picture no more holistic than the use of pharmaceuticals or surgery.
I guess what you class as holistic depends on where you stand, a brief review of the medical
literature suggests that there are multiple understandings of holism — it is used for a variety of approaches that come under the heading of ‘complementary’ or ‘alternative’ medicine, spirituality in health, nursing practice, and the more compehensive style of allopathic care suggested by the biopsychosocial model of George Engel, now widely accepted in the general practice community.
Holism is a rich and complex topic yet deeply simple and foundationally resonant. Holistic Science reflects both the topic of holism itself as well as the method through which to know .
I believe spirituality and science were separated at me for historic reasons and that it’s time now to
Reunite, that can encompass the best of our spiritual traditions and the best I scientific traditions.
We are in a living universe, sometimes science points towards celestial mechanics, that’s running down by entropy, that by some miracle life emerged from non-life and consciousness from unconsciousness intelligence from now on intelligence. Those have been the problems for Western science and while many western scientists have convinced themselves that there really are explanations for chemistry coming out of non-life and producing non life. physical reductionism is actually on its last legs despite it seemed to be the dominant paradigm in western academia, the universe is so mysterious and so strange, on duality can reduce it’ll consciousness and there’s nothing really but all consciousness and you’re in between those two as you and I.