Month: October 2014

Cognitive Therapy and Stress: Changing our Approach to Stress

Cognitive Therapy and Stress: Changing our Approach to Stress

Watch this great TED talk on using stress to our advantage as opposed to disadvantage and consider the following: How does this relate to other areas of cognitive psychology?  How does this relate to “learned Helplesness” and the the longitudinal study by Marmot et al […]

ISIS, ISLAM and Atheism … How to nurture tolerance in the face of Intolerable Ideas?

ISIS, ISLAM and Atheism … How to nurture tolerance in the face of Intolerable Ideas?

ISIS is horrible. The Islamic State is horribly intolerant, violent, and oppressive. There is no doubting this unless you are a fellow Islamic extremist. Read this EXCELLENT primer on ISIS by Graeme Wood from The Atlantic (world’s greatest magazine) below: http://www.theatlantic.com/features/archive/2015/02/what-isis-really-wants/384980/ Further Interesting and relevant […]

Form to fill out for the TOK Presentation!!

Form to fill out for the TOK Presentation!!

You’re all required to fill out the following form for the presentation, it’s a fillable PDF: Theory_of_knowledge_Presentation form to fill out NEW

Sensation: Vision

Sensation: Vision

  IN the above TED Talk, the presenter discusses the fact that our brain is heavily involved in our visual perception and that context has a massive impact on perception.   This is the KEY difference between sensation and perception.  Perception is what’s referred to as […]

TOK Journal Collect #2: Your Thoughts Needed on the following…

TOK Journal Collect #2: Your Thoughts Needed on the following…

#6…..What is Truth?  Is truth possible? Lastly, does it even matter if something is true or not? #5….Consider a piece of culture…the movie HER for example, or Fight Club, or even another work of literature/philosophy…Thoreau’s Walden comes to mind…how does the creator of that cultural artifact […]