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PHILOSOPHY OF MIND eJOURNAL

"The Sensory Order, Neuroeconomics, and Austrian Economics" Free Download

WILLIAM BUTOS, Trinity College
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THOMAS J MCQUADE, Independent
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We discuss the content and significance of Hayek's cognitive theory for social science and the role of neuroeconomics from an Austrian perspective.

"A New Model of Reality" Free Download

LUCIANO PEDERZOLI, EvanLab
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In the hope of steering research along new pathways, this article proposes a new theoretical model that explains phenomena supported by the classical understanding of reality as well as those that seemingly violate it, including those that are labelled “paranormal� phenomena.

This new model draws upon four spatial dimensions instead of the usual three, plus a bidirectional temporal dimension (where the traditional arrow points towards the future, and another one towards the past). Furthermore, it suggests the presence of at least three “non-physical� levels of the human mind linked to three “bodies�, one of which is the Physical Body.

This model seeks to demonstrate that any phenomena – even those currently poorly understood – can be logically explained.

"Initial Assessment on Batak's Intelligence: Descriptive Approach" Free Download
Journal of Forum Bangso Batak Indonesia, Volume 1, Issue 1, 2015

YESAYA DANIEL PURBA, Harapan Bangsa Business School
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Introduction:
This research was taken to know the average IQ of Batak ethnic group. It was raise because of the curiosity on IQ of Batak ethnic group. First, the study on Indonesian’s IQ never did previously among Indonesian’s scholars. Second, previous study focused only on the average of Indonesian’s IQ. Although Batak ethnic group is also Indonesia, however it is important to know the average IQ of Batak ethnic group because the study found that Batak people have higher attainment on academics and many prestigious professions rather than other ethnic groups of Indonesian.

Methodology:
Random sampling of 30 respondents was taken and give them 8 spatial test questions to answered, and then was analyzed to know the average IQ of Batak ethnic group.

Conclusion:
The IQ of Batak people gives fuel for the high attainment on their academics and many prestigious professions and answer hypothesis that the IQ of Batak ethnic group was perform higher than the average IQ of Indonesian’s peoples.

"Change in Symptoms and Personal Construct Structure in Anxiety Disorders: A Preliminary Study on the Effects of Constructivist Therapy" 

CLARA PAZ, Independent
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OLGA PUCURULL, Independent
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GUILLEM FEIXAS, Universitat de Barcelona
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In recent years, constructivist psychotherapy has evolved as a plausible treatment for different disorders. The present study aimed to explore the effectiveness of this therapy in terms of symptom improvement and changes in the personal construct system. Forty-seven anxiety clients received brief integrative constructivist therapy. Scores on symptom and personal construct measures decreased after the treatment, but not all of them showed a statistically significant change. The percentage of clients with implicative dilemmas decreased after psychotherapy. The results provide preliminary support for the effectiveness of brief constructivist psychotherapy as a treatment for anxiety disorders in primary care services. Several limitations are acknowledged. Further controlled research is needed.

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Advisory Board

Philosophy of Mind eJournal

JULIA ELIZABETH ANNAS
Regents Professor of Philosophy, University of Arizona

DAVID CHALMERS
Professor of Philosophy, ARC Federation Fellow, Director - Center for Consciousness, Australian National University

MAUDEMARIE CLARK
Carleton Professor of Philosophy, Colgate University

CHRISTINE M. KORSGAARD
Arthur Kingsley Porter Professor of Philosophy, Harvard University

ALAN SIMMONS
Commonwealth Professor of Philosophy and Professor of Law, University of Virginia

ELLIOTT R. SOBER
Hans Reichenbach Professor of Philosophy and William F. Vilas Research Professor, University of Wisconsin

ERNEST SOSA
Professor of Philosophy, Rutgers University

BRIAN WEATHERSON
Associate Professor of Philosophy, Cornell University