Sunday, July 10, 2005

Pardon Me, But...

I didn't take the time to organize my thinking on this; I just want to get the thoughts down on paper pixels.  

In the late 80's to early 90's, psychologists and psychiatrists who were not psychodynamically oriented developed a branch known as cognitive therapy.  This essentially was an outgrowth of behavioral therapy.  Pure behaviorists are fond of pointing out that it was not really new; after all, thinking is just a specialized form of behavior; therefore, cognitive therapy is just a specialized form of behavioral therapy.

It occurs to me that it might make sense to think of emotions and logic in the same way.  That is, logic is just a specialized form of emotion.  Continue reading here.

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