The Fundamental Existence Of Consciousness

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It may sound silly and almost ignorant for one to ask if consciousness be active in our daily lives when it is the fundamental fact of human existence. But there are many reasons why most psychologists have avoided discussing consciousness both of which are of complex reasoning and of historical weight. In their research and clinical practice, psychologists have learned a great deal about various aspects of consciousness, such as perception, mental imagery, thinking, memory, and emotion. But when it begins to boil down to it consciousness is one of the most difficult of all scientific problems. First being the concept in and of itself- what do we even mean by consciousness, what is it that we are even trying to understand, and why should it be of any importance at all? The second difficulty with consciousness is the methodological problems are formidable; there is no right answer or perfect solution. That’s because we have yet to arrive at the perfect formula in which to objectively observe someone’s conscious experience. Another difficulty in studying consciousness is the fact that conscious experiences vary both within individuals as well as from one moment to another.

Psychology of Consciousness Psychologists may not agree on a specific definition of consciousness or of the psychology behind it, however there is to a large degree, a general understanding of the topics and problems that persist within the domain of the psychology of consciousness. Some of these
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