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Aliah Rolland Mrs. Remington Creative Wrighting 5 December 2012 “The Thoughts” It was Christmas Day and I was dreading opening the gift from my Aunt Jenny. As always I planted a corny grin on my face expecting a cheesy present, but I’m not sure if it was cheesy or not. As I was opening my presents I come to my Aunts last and so I pick it up, it was just a small box in the same red wrapping paper with tiny cartoon Christmas trees and big yellow bow on it. I slowly rip the paper and while I’m doing...

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Nature of Thought

Nature of Thought Erik E. Greiner PHL/251 November 26, 2012 Dr. Michael Myers Nature of Thought What is thinking? Is it the process in which we take in information, judge the information and then use that information to form a thought or an output? That is what we will find out. Whether we acknowledge them or not, there are always thoughts passing through our minds. When a person thinks, there is a process in which we develop thoughts. First, as thinkers, we must sense what is going...

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thought suppression

people have unwanted thoughts since this is natural for all humans (Rachman & Da Silva, 1978). Petkus, Gum and Wetherell (2012) stated thatThought suppression is a strategy to cope with unwanted internal experiences (cognitions or motions) in which the individual actively attempts not to think about the unwanted thought or feeling that they are experiencing.” (pp. 219-225). As Wegner (2011) said, being human means we must suffer from unwanted thoughts. All people have thoughts they want to get rid...

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Thought and Doublespeak

is not an accident or a "slip of the tongue". Instead, it is a deliberate, calculated misuse of language. Nearly everyone uses it and we see it everywhere. As long as we know it is out there, it can't affect us, right? Wrong! Doublespeak corrupts thought, destroys communication, and erodes trust. The use of doublespeak is so prevalent in today's society. For example, many people can talk on the phone for hours and if you were to ask them what they talked about, they would simply state "Nothing"....

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The Power of Thought

Aaron Sandhu Sandhu 1 November 19, 2012 Mrs. Bruce ENG4U1 The Power of Thought There are valuable insights to be gained from George Orwell’s famous book, ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’, and from director Steven Spielberg’s movie ‘Minority Report’. Though both these works point to the dangers of unbridled power in the hands of the State, there are also substantial differences in plot...

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The Geography of Thought

Thought is defined by Webster’s Dictionary as “an idea or opinion produced by thinking or occurring suddenly in the mind.” Thought can be influenced by different geographic locations, cultures, customs, religions and beliefs. On opposite sides of the world geographically there are advantages thinking like both an Easterner and Westerner. Eastern thinking is founded on many different principles than Western thinking. Differences in every aspect of life can be found among these civilizations...

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The Nature of Thought

The nature of thought is a fascinating topic for conversation; however, in order to understand it one must also know the different facets of thinking. The three major aspects to explore when discussing thinking are the sensing process, memory, and medium. There are also certain perceptual blocks, thoughts, and personal barriers that may hinder a person’s thought process. The first part of thinking to explore is the sensing process, this is very important to the process of thinking. Without...

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Thought and Word vs. Language and Thought

L.S. Vygotsky’s Thought & Word vs. Suzanne K. Langer’s Language & Thought (A comparative summary) Commonly, we know thought by the meaning of an idea which is produced by mental activity. It can be a plan, a concept, an opinion, or anything else that we think of. A language additionally is a system of communication or one place’s/group of people’s speech. Moreover, word is a meaningful unit of language sounds or an utterance. We know all this basic meaning of these words through the dictionary...

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Nature of Thought

 The Nature of Thought Student Name Instructor Name February 3, 2014 The Nature of Thought The ability to make a decision and ponder great mysteries is a trait humans’ possess. The complexity of the human brain makes it possible for humans to make rational decisions and analyze the consequences of situations. This trait has enabled humans to build great innovations to provider elaborate structures for shelter, make life easier, and understand...

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Nature of Thought

Nature of Thought Mathew T. Quick PHL251, July 22 2012 Laura Provencher University of Phoenix Nature of Thought In our lives, there is not a moment that goes by that our brains are not processing something. Weather it be something we see, feel, or hear, our brains process it through our thoughts. Thinking is the one thing that we are sure we will always do. Anything we do in life there is a thought that goes along with it. Even though some people claim that they can go through life and...

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