Psychological Perspectives: Mind and Body – A Unity?

We know we possess a body. That’s obvious. All we need to do is look in a mirror or at a part of our body, like an arm, to realize this. We also know we have a mind, which, again, is obvious since we have thoughts, make decisions, are willful, and so forth. One of the great mysteries throughout all of time, however, is how mind and body interact? One theory is a unity of mind and body. If there is a unity, then there really isn’t a separate mind and body.

We know the two must connect simply because our thoughts influence our bodies and vice versa. For example, if you think you want to move you...


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