We have narratives about the stories and events that are going on in our life.
We want these life stories and narratives that pertain to our life episodes and how we have
adapted to life’s challenges.
Four Fundamental Layers:
1) NOETIC- includes all mental processes and different forms of knowing. Perceptual,
2) ORGANIC- includes all biological processes.
3)PHSYSICAL- physical processes,
4)SOCIAL- includes all social and cultural systems.
When your in pain you see the world differently, every level of processes can affect each
Perspectives: paradox of one body and many selves.
Looks like one body and implies one self giving us the illusion of unity.
There are many layers in one single person.
Consciousness lies at the boundary between stimulation from the outside world and from the
inside world, physical, cognitive and affective during a particular period of time.
We have things coming in from the outside world and some from the outside and we are not
sure how we feel about them or how to distinguish them.
How do we see ourselves
People can see themselves as objects when they are labeled, example being a beautiful person.
The problem with that is that objects can change and they are stuck being like that.
Literal viewpoint (externalized view)- as objects with features, grades, status, money.
Ironic/metaphorical viewpoint- see ourselves in context, changing, open process.
Shifting viewpoints- engaged versus detached
When we are engaged we absorbed in our experiences.
When we are detached we are outside of our experiences.
Diversity builds perspective, if you hang out with the same people and do the same thing
science can’t move ahead and personal perspective doesn’t change.
We can change and try different things out.
In western culture we are taught that we are either A or B but cant be both at the same time.
Relation of theory to phenomena
Phenomena are events in the world the reoccur, we have to notice them.
One side of us is very conventional and one side of us is very original.
If we try and do original science then we must also try and have a side of us that is
If we want to study emotional phenomena happens in situations and we find ourselves in
Situations are where we observe phenomena.
Situations are events that people find themselves in with outcomes that are good or bad.
We have emotion in a situation and in order to understand the emotion you got to understand
Vorstellungsarten- the ways if conceiving things to bring many objects into relationships tht
hey did not have with each other, strictly speaking.