John Dewey wrote: “We cannot change habit directly: The notion is magic. But we can change it indirectly by modifying conditions…” Does this sound familiar?…Read More
Posts tagged as 'inhibition'
This paper on Habit and the Means-Whereby Principle was edited by doctoral student, Tara Fenamore. It’s the first in a series of two thoughtful articles on habit, the means-whereby principle and John Dewey’s thoughts on conduct.Read More
Like other actors and voice professionals before him, Alexander studied movement and breathing. But his discovery of the primary control, and the difficulties he encountered in preventing his harmful manner of use, led him into the much broader region of volition and action, placing his work not in the field of movement and tension, but squarely in psychology…Read More
In our last post, we talked a bit about inhibition, which we defined as refusing to consent to the idea of doing something. In this post, we’ll talk about ideomotor action and look at the deep connection between mind and body as it relates to inhibition…Read More
Inhibition is central to the problem of coordinating the system in action because it is the means by which we stop the harmful habits of use which we all have…Read More