The Mind and Heart As Partners

Authors

  • Daniel Levine University of Texas at Arlington

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.24926/ijps.v8i1.3973

Keywords:

emotion, reasdon, neuroscience, psychology, partnership, compassion

Abstract

 

A common cultural belief in technologically advanced societies is that emotion and reason are opposites, with reason superior to emotion. This belief is not supported by recent results in neuroscience and experimental psychology which show instead that emotion and cognition are strongly interconnected and depend on each other). Moreover, the belief is also harmful to society because it contributes indirectly to racism, sexism, homophobia, and the appeal of demagogues. Scientific understanding can help to heal the cultural split between emotion and reason in the service of building a partnership society.

 

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Published

2021-04-27

How to Cite

Levine, D. (2021). The Mind and Heart As Partners. Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies, 8(1), Article 9. https://doi.org/10.24926/ijps.v8i1.3973

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