Naturalistic Analysis : ' Big Picture '

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Naturalistic: Naturalistic intelligence involves an ability to distinguish between things found in the natural world, such as different flora and fauna. Individuals who are intelligent in this way are receptive to nature and its complexities, and relate to it easily. Existential: Individuals with existential intelligence are often able to think about broad concepts, the “big picture.” This type of thinking uses intuition to understand people and the world, and can see different perspectives. Existential intelligence often enables people to see the connection between things that are less obvious, and to be interested in “big” questions about life, philosophy, and society. In sum, understanding the students’ or clients’ learning styles and intelligence can offer a clear and efficient pathway into the strength of an individual’s learning processes and thus into a flow state. Action-Awareness Merging This dimension is considered the primary descriptor of a flow experience, in which an individual is so immersed in the activity that it feels spontaneous, automatic and as though there is no division (separateness) between the individual and the activity (Herbert & Marsh, 1996). When this dimension is highlighted in studies individuals often say that they executed the action with rightness and precision without trying to do so, as though they were in the groove (Ullén, de Manzano, Theorell, & Harmat, 2010). Clear Goals Emerging from either having planned goals or being
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