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I am considering a hypo-egoic mindset (e.g. Leary & Terry, 2012) to mediate the effects of mindfulness meditation on a cognitive outcome. Simply using a mindfulness scale seems insufficient to me, because a hypo-egoic mindset captures more than any existing conceptualization of mindfulness.
The conceptually most near scale that I´ve found is the Quiet Ego Scale (Wayment, Bauer & Sylaska, 2015), but it doesn´t really fit my purpose for several reasons. Particularly, the growth subscale is contrary to the present-focused quality of a hypo-egoic mindset.
I would be very grateful, if you have any suggestions :)
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Your suggestions helped a lot with knowledge acquisition in general and theory crafting, thanks again!
I chose to measure the mentioned constructs directly by generating items by myself and forming a scale, but, as this was my bachelor thesis, i needed to keep it very parsimonious, because experimental induction and other measures already took up much time and space. Therefore, I also had no chance to pilot test and validate my scale. It could be that it´s just measuring mindfulness - currently I´m analysing and arguing based on the theoretical foundation of my item construction and the results.
Overall, I expected way more but the results are not at all completely disappointing. A major problem that emerges is that my sample consists mostly of psychology students (who would have thought it), which is evidently limiting variance of my independent variable(s). I will, however, continue researching with the same or slightly altered experimental framework and design within the scope of my work at the chair and keep you up to date. Probably, I create a project here after my current obligations are overcome.
Greetings and stay healthy!
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In my opinion, our culture is subject to domination of an excessive ego that wants to control everything. For fear of losing control, the egocentric believes that the solution to the problems is constant vigilance. This attitude is well illustrated by the proverb: ''Fear guarding the orchard''.In this way, problems gain an aspect of ego, and instead of accepting new values exaggerated ego is increasingly ready for predation.The key consequence of this is the strengthen a dominant rather than the emergence of a partner society. Is excessive ego a male disease?
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The ego is not a disease but the (exessive) centrism is a plant which grows in the breeding ground of a god separated mind-set. The blossoms of that plant may be different in differnt people and/or gender. A typical male 'pathology' (blossom) is the narcism and a typical female is the hysterics. But men can be hysteric and women can be narcistic...
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Fear is the leading consequence of a god averting mind-set. Fear to have not enough (love, friends, health etc). Because averted from the light we see shadow and believe that this is reality. In the shadow (the dualistic world-view) we are vulnerable for the diabolic (seperating) influences. One of the first influencing factors in mankind is the separation of man and woman. This seperation allways helped the leaders (religions) to direct mankind. The seperation was useful to condamn sexuality and to fuel serveral fears around male/female -theme...
So ego-stabilizing strategies were also seperated (different) according to the differnt socio-cultural circumstances.
In earlier days the seperation of man and woman was clearer and the differences in reactive ego-stabilizing (because of fear to loose ego...because of feeling beeing disconnected to god) mechanisms were more uncovered like today.
However, men tend to dominate the other gender by cognitive and/or physical manipulation and women tend to dominate the other gender by emotional manipulation and sexuality. Both gender do this because of the learned mechanism that these strategies are helpful, give security and feed the ego. The illness of "manipulation the surroundings" occurs because of the "virus" called fear. And our immune-system is vulnerable for that virus because of our feeling of beeing allone, disconnected to god. Therefore man and women play their games in the drama of dualistic worldview triggered by socio-evolutional factors: Women were often dependent to men in nutrition, goods/wares, matereialistic stuff and men were often dependent to women in sexuality because of their animal/sexual instinct. This game is very old and still working today. Nowaday we have a lot of reactive streams like feminism, gender-politics and many more which are not a solution but rather more separation-feeding because the core (fear) is still feeded in this way! Just another game.
So we Need more harmony and the understanding that in every yin is a yang and vice versa. We are differnt genders and have therefore different acces to male or female forces which complement each other. In hermetic traditions the symbol of male is the triangle with the apex above and the symbol of female is the triangle with the apex below (like venus-hill) which remind to the male force to the sky and the female force to the ground (earth). Both symbols united results in one of the oldest general symbols of power: the Hexagramm.
So exessive ego os a "disease" of both gender. The way out of the drama is Devotion, Humor and at first friendly contact with our ego. Say "...hello ego, thank you for directing untill today, you helped me very much. But hence I am the leader. You may retire and feel well, now we both go with god and 'his/her' will :-)…"
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Do you think it is true that academics are arrogant, egocentric and self-overrated?
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Thanks Dr. Karl for your reply.
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Dear colleagues, in which articles can you see interesting points of view on the processes of integration, cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region for the period 2012-2017? Thank you in advance for your reply.
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I have an article coming soon will happy to share it with you
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I've run across several papers (such as the TRIP assay in Akhtar et al, 2013) that describe positional effects on transcription from integrated reporters. However, it seems that while there's agreement that position effects expression, so far it's been impossible to fully account for the variation in terms of genomic features like reporter/enhancer distance, chromatin compaction, etc. I was wondering if that's a correct assessment for the state of the field, or if more recent models have accounted for most/all of positional effects as some defined function of site characteristics?
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In principle yes But I am not so expert in the Field to judge abour
The sensitivity of such techniques
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Dear researchers,
can someone recommend publications concerning that issue ?
Is proprioception involved in shaping the egocentric reference direction within spatial perception or does the reference direction solely depend on the field of view ?
Thanks alot.
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Your query reminded me of an excellent article I read some time ago: Previc's "The Neuropsychology of 3D Space" I found a copy & am attaching it. This will at least help you to frame your thinking.
I'm no expert in this area, but it seems like the literature on left hemi-inattention contains much that is relevant.
Jorg Lewald of Ruhr University has done some work on exactly what you're asking about; he is on ResearchGate, so maybe you should contact him directly? The same is true of Elisabetta Ladavas of the U. of Boulogne.