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Have you ever been in class and dropped your pencil and involuntarily pick it up This for example is something we dont really think of doing but we do it anyways because our mind is set on this If you actually analyze this process you are not saying in your head Oh my pencil fell I will pick my pencil up I reach down and pick it up we dont go through all this process because our mind and body act off of reflex and doing without thinking Why this does happen or why does our body think and act in this way Many psychologists and other people have studies these kind of think processes and have divided them into different parts cognitive behavior neuroscience and nature and nurture Cognitive behavior is a theory of psychology that states that we perceive things as a whole entirety before perceiving their individual parts but as a sequence of our own ideas and points of view thus the way we think about things We dont process what we are doing as we are not doing it nor do we act off of our memory An example would be if I were to show a child a teddy bear but each time I showed him that teddy bear he would get pinched The child would then associate being pinched with seeing a teddy bear consequently have a fear of teddy bears each times he sees one This is an act off of memory and how we associate the idea of one thing with another Cognitive science was instinctive with the study of though by Gardner in 1987 at this time the word mental had lost its appeal and soon a new word for mental process and though arouse as cogitation You can also use cognitive behavior therapy to help treat mental illnesses such as anxiety or depression but you do not necessary have to have this illness to qualify
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