Consciousness varies

Psychological Perspectives

In past articles, I described consciousness as awareness but we must ask: Does awareness differ from person to person? Clearly, everyone has consciousness, however, like so much of psychology each person's consciousness is different.

We seldom, if ever, consider that our understanding of the world is different from another person's understanding. When we talk to someone, we expect to be understood because we assume their understanding of the world is pretty much the same as ours.

This assumption is only accurate when we consider group consciousness, or collective consciousness, which was discu...

 

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