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The Linguistics of Control Within Engineering vs Psychology

Emotional control (Gross, 2014), as commonly used in literature, religion, science, law and philosophy, means to manage, restrict, and to regulate emotions (Gross, 2014) because emotions are causal to biochemical and physiological changes within the brain and body that drives behavior.  In engineering control theory (Ogata, 2010; Palm, 3014), emotional control means emotions are being regulated and managed as an end product of a system. Within that system, other “manipulated variables” are changed and altered which results in a change in the controlled variable (emotions). That is, emotions are a result of, a consequence of, or an effect of a system which are then used as feedback to the system (Powers, 2016).

 Emotional Control Theory: Emotions-as-Effect

Cognitive-behavior therapies work because cognition changes the biochemical physiology that is then perceived as emotions.

Emotions-as-Effect and Emotional Control Theory: The Linguistic Semantics of Emotional vs. Cognitive Dysregulation (rev2021-07-29a)

Andrew O. Jackson

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Current cognitive-behavior therapies (CBTs) are based on the erroneous belief that emotions are causal to the biochemical physiology changes within the brain and body.  And because of this erroneous and false paradigm of aberrant and dangerous emotions, emotions must be controlled, managed, and regulated, even with the use of pharmaceuticals if deemed necessary. It is the dysregulation of cognition, not emotion, that is causal to the aberrant changes in an individual’s biochemical physiology that leads to suicidal depression, psychotic mania, and a dysfunctional biochemical physiology susceptible to disease and illness.

Ignorance is to speak of desire itself as the cause of suffering rather than understanding that it is the continual cognitive awareness upon the lack of that which is desired that is the cause of suffering.


Cognitive-Emotional Wisdom

 The success of any educational institution cannot be defined solely by their students’ ability to cognitively achieve.

Cognitive-Emotional Wisdom, Education, and Training:  A Primary and Secondary School Overview (rev2021-07-06a)

Andrew O. Jackson

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Success must be defined by their students’ ability to achieve with the presence of health, vigor, and joy along with the necessary cognitive skills, abilities, and motivation to nurture these learning conditions throughout life by employing their own evolved cognitive-emotional bio-feedback mechanisms. Cognitive-emotional development within an individual is a process of learning, practicing, and utilizing a variety of cognitive-emotional re-processing techniques to where positive feeling emotions, moods, and feelings accentuate physical behavior.

If law is ignorant of what drives human behavior and decision making, how can there be but laws of ignorance and injustice (and disorder, conflict, and crisis). Justice founded upon falsehood is itself false and unjust.


The Personal Power of Qi

Success or failure in competition, or in life itself, is a cognitive- emotional state first determined within the battlefield of the mind.

The Personal Power of Qi: An Athlete’s Evolutionary Heritage of Strength, Speed, Agility, Cunning, and Success (rev 2021-07-06a)

 Andrew O. Jackson

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All of life is QiGong, the cultivation of energy.

“Qi” has been studied in China for thousands of years and is an integral part of their culture while remaining a fantasy to much of western civilization. Rather than dwelling upon the different styles or forms of athletic competition and wushu, I wish to emphasize the cognitive-emotional energy of Qi behind the physicality of forms and use the metaphor of sports to understand and resolve the internal conflicts and competitions within the mind. Bruce Lee never resolved the emotional dissonance brought on by the conflicts within his mind and thus was never able to move beyond the confines of a physical universe and become the master he so desired to be.

If an athlete learns how to harmonize their cognitive activities with their emotions to feel good, they have the capacity to reach through time and space and attract the necessary ingredients and circumstances for their success, including luck.


The Cognitive-Emotional Wisdom of Golf


Cognitive-Emotional Wisdom of Golf: A Symbiotic Sports Psychology (rev2021-04-21b)

Andrew O. Jackson 

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Current principles of psychology, sports psychology, and Zen teachings of golf are based on a faulty premise. This premise is that aberrant and dangerous emotions exist and that these emotions are causal to the biochemical physiology that drives dysfunctional behavior. Symbiotic Psychology honors the synergistic relationship between mind, body, emotions, and consciousness that has evolved over millions of years. Emotions, moods, and feelings must be trusted and used to determine appropriate and healthy cognitive and emotional behavior, especially in competition on the golf course.

Champions, in sport or in life, prevail because their cognitive-emotional projection of reality becomes dominant and prohibits the competition from seeing the reality of their own success.