Cognitive Self Insight and Professional Growth

Paving the way to better tomorrows, many spectators, dictators, opinionates, philosophers, writers, Talk Show experts, psychologists, and many others are calculating the ways one can use self-insight to move toward professional growth. Many of the ideas are streaming down the long-winding river of psychology whereas many environmentalist, behaviorists, scientists, cognitive processing, and other related persons with genius minds come up with various ideas that lead to the notions we see today. For example, under the study of child development many scientific minds discovered that relevant influences fact in to how a child grows. The cognitive perspective put much emphasis on the way that people perceived things; and processed the information; and where the information comes from. The roots of cognitive psychology has sent many experimental results upstream in order to make some valid points, which drifted us to self-insight and professional growth. Wundt is one of the entities of interest, which during the 19th century the examined the concepts of mystery or phenomena. These phenomena included influences, perceptions, and one’s ability to “remember lists of words.” (Westen, 2005)

During the experiments measurements were taking, which lead to the theory that perspectives take us through the process of thinking, retaining, and gaining information. Environmentalists put some words in on these theories, which lead us to believe that transformations stored information, and data retrieved uses a number of “mental programs,” to process and interpret meaning. This ultimately leads to the basic responses that form through behaviors, known as output.

Because of this basic knowledge, we see that how we perceive plays into how we react. Thus, we must use insight from within to find the way to developing the professional self. The mind is similar to a computer. That is the actions work in similar way.

Computer layout:
Housing or casing – keyboard (Input device) mouse (input device), monitor (Output/input device), Internal parts – mother board – the component that controls all units – modem (The device that controls and causes input/output from the Internet), video chip or card (The device that controls images), RAM (Random Access Memory) Hard Drive (Storage), Processor — Hard Disks

Hard disks are responsible for holding the primary memory. This memory is stored within a computer chip that sits on the computer’s motherboard. The secondary storage unit is on the computer’s hard drive. This drive holds important memory, which instructs the computer to take action.

How does this relate to insight and professional growth?
The mind is similar to a computer processor and storage compartment. We have three areas of the brain, which include the conscious, unconscious, and subconscious mind. The conscious mind holds information that we learn through experiences, events, and knowledge gained. How much one retains information is based on; his or her level of reaching an understanding: how he sees things: how much his mind retains; and how attentive he was during the time of learning. We have the short and long-term memory that branches out from these areas, which the long-term memory is part of the memory that retains one’s experiences permanently; thus, this is your primary storage partition.

The short-term memory is your temporary storage screened-off area where information is stored for a short while. Like a computer, the primary storage partition branches off and functions alongside the (cylinders) cells, (Tracks), fibers, and so on. The hard drive is the electronic device, which reads/write whereas the heads pass back/forth over the cells, reads the information from the primary storage area, and then writes the information to this area of the brain. Now, if you want to use your self-insight to develop professional growth, thus, read and write from the primary storage while probing into the secondary storage partition to hunt for hidden messages that direct your path.