Class notes May 20, 2021

Presentations

Maria- Self conscious of our emotions. Is it good?
What is consciousness? The state of being aware of ur surroundings, thoughts feelings, sensations.
Emotions are brief physical response to stimulus. (blood flow, brain-activity) .
Feeling mental associations, they can not be measured precisely.
Self Conscious I. Self Conscious emotions II
Self Recognition. Understanding of social standards and rules
Embarrassment Pride

Good Side- acknowledge his/her accomplishments and flaws.
Bedside- overwhelming & Blaming

Niyomi- Practice self love
Self love state of appreciation can be different face for each person.
Practice self love-make more mistakes, embrace your past.
Root-self awareness, better understanding.

Aryanna- Self care look like for lower class?
Origin- concepts of self care date back centuries.
Root- Maslows hierarchy of needs.
Increase expansion of the industry.
BIPOC- Blank, indigenous, people of color.
Self care for everyone. Self care is not an excuse to tune out social issues.

Robby- How to obtain acceptable physical health.
Look like, feel on the inside.
Diet, medicine hygiene.
Medical-frequent doctor checkups.
Sleep- Avoid under or over sleeping. Plan a realistic bed time. Take care of good sleeping environment.Exercise daily.
Fitness, mental, physical and time preparation. The importance of commitment.
Conclusion-Understand the value of motivation and commitment. Educate yourself. Take part in Hygiene, medical, sleep, diet, and fitness actions.

Is self-consciousness of emotions a good thing to do?

ABSTRACT

 Most thoughts, information and visuals/audio that enter our brain ignite a first response known as emotion. But we are not always aware of these emotions and we do not always know how to handle such emotion either. So, is self-consciousness of emotions a good thing to do?  Being self-conscious will help you to get to recognize your emotions and gain some control over  them.

Self-consciousness is not the same than self-awareness. Self-awareness is when one thinks of one existence as a human being in the present time. And self-consciousness is to be aware of our surroundings, aware of our actions and the things/qualities we have.  An Emotional experience can lead to formation of feeling. However, feelings and emotions are not the same. Emotions are brief physiological responses from our bodies to a given stimulus, they usually go away quickly too but they come back if the stimulus repeats E.g., anger, embarrassment, envy, empathy, etc. While feelings are mental associations acquired through experience, and they do not go away that quick. E.g., love, resentment, compassion, depression, etc. An emotion can be the beginning of a feeling that will develop later. And feelings can sometimes be expressed through emotions like when you are smiling because you saw the person you are in love with, or when you cry because you are depressed. Therefore, it is said that emotions and feelings are two sides of the same coin. Likewise, there are 2 sides to being emotionally conscious. The good and the bad sides. The positive  side says that one will feel satisfied, happy, proud, and socially responsible of one’s actions, but the toxic side says that one will feel overwhelmed, depress, anxious and helpless. Unfortunately, there is no wall that separates one side from the other so an individual can easily shift from one side to the other while practicing self-consciousness of  emotions.

Self-consciousness of emotions develops in 2 stages. The first group is composed of embarrassment, empathy, and envy. While the second group is conformed of  guilt, shame, and pride. Self- consciousness of emotions appears in our lives around our second year of life and only after the toddler develops self-recognition. In other words, if the infant cannot even recognize himself in a picture or in the mirror, there is no way he can be self-conscious of his/her emotions. Nevertheless, such infant does experience emotions regardless of not being conscious about them. The second group of self-conscious emotions develop only after the toddler has capacity to understand some basic social rules that allow him/her to express either (1) shame (for failing a task), (2) guilt (of doing something not acceptable), or (3) pride (for successfully achieving a required chore). This develops usually after 30 months old.

Bottomline, being conscious of your emotions and having discipline (to not fall into the bad or extreme side) is a must because only when you know about the problem, you can do something about it. Therefore, in a journey of self-help, it will be necessary to practice self- consciousness of emotions but with caution to not overdo because exaggerating this habit will lead to overwhelming and not being able to move on.

 

 

CITED WORKS

Baumeister, Roy F., and Brad J. Bushman. Social Psychology and Human Nature. Cengage, 2021.

 

Burton M.D., Neel. “What’s the Difference Between a Feeling and an Emotion?” Psychology Today, Sussex Publishers, 19 Dec. 2014, www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/hide-and-seek/201412/whats-the-difference-between-feeling-and-emotion.

 

Legg, Timothy J. Ph.D., CRNP and Gotter, Ana. Self-Conscious Emotions. Healthline, June 25, 2017,  https://www.healthline.com/health/self-conscious-emotions. Accessed on April 30, 2021.

 

Lewis, Michael, et al. “Self-Development and Self-Conscious Emotions.” Child Development, vol. 60, no. 1, 1989, pp. 146–156. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/1131080. Accessed 5 May 2021.

Rutgers , The State University of New Jersey. Emotional Development: Self and Self-Conscious Emotions. Rutgers Medical School Department of Pediatrics, https://iwjms.rutgers.edu/departments/pediatrics/divisions/institute-for-the-study-of’-child­ development/research/emotional-development. Accessed on May 4, 2021.

 

 

final presentation (power point)

How do you practice self help?

Before we go ahead and predecessor self love we should know what it means. Self-love is a state of appreciation of oneself that grows from actions that support our physical, psychological and spiritual growth. Self-love means taking care of your own needs and not settling for less than what you deserve. Self-love can mean something different for each person because we all have different ways to take care of ourselves. In the article,”13 steps to achieving total self love” by Alison Rachel Stewart is about how to achieve self love. In the article she says,”I was really struggling with my mental health and was suffering from depression and anxiety. Looking around at other beautiful, successful women, I wondered: How do they do it? How do they manage to feel so good”? I can relate to this quote because I was also struggling with depression in my past and I would see other females doing successful things and staying independent.

In order to practice self love you need to learn the roots of self love. According to the article” the root of self love” it says that you need to invest in yourself. When you start this responsibility you may run into some confusion like where should I start? What do I do? Self-love is an emotional investment that brings up so much from the past that it’s easier to distract ourselves from it.

Another thing you need to do is check in with your emotions. When we create time for our well-being we open the door to all our emotions that allows us to understand our essential being and senses. The last thing you need to do is give yourself time.Time is something a woman never really gives to herself and yet it’s something she desperately needs to support a healthy nervous system and menstrual cycle.All she needs is time to herself to do what her essential being calls for and she can reset every part of herself for long term health and wellbeing.

NiyomiBernardezPresentation

The Privilege of it All; What does Self Care look like for those in a lower class?

      My research takes a look at what self-care looks like in those who are in a lower class. Within doing that, what is also being presented is the “one size fit- all” aspect of self-care, but the “one size” is typically white people and in this case white women.  Poverty can affect people of any ethnicity and race but this research dives deeper into how self-care looks for BIPOC who are from a lower class. In the era of The 1950s – 70s, the Civil Rights Movement used the ideas of self-care radically and as a political statement. And the Women’s liberation movement followed suit. Their motive behind doing so was to expose the systematic injustice created by white patriarchy. These two groups felt that their needs were not being taken care of within society so they used self-care as an ode to taking back some of their power. Fast forward several years later, with self-care practices becoming so extensive and expensive, it is difficult for BIPOC to utilize that aspect of self-care as it has derived from its origins. Self-care is presented as something that everyone has the ability to do. But as the industry continues to commodify itself, more and more people are being excluded. Self-care ideas go back centuries and many of the tools used in the industry stem from Buddhism. As the years continued, self-care became a booming 11 million dollar industry due to the simple fact the industry has expanded. There are books, videos, social media accounts, retreats, etc, all created about self-care. But this increased commodification has drawn the industry even further away from being a “one-size-fits-all” fix because those who want to practice the self-care that is presented and do not come from a place of privilege,  are now limited in their ability to do so. 

The Privilege of it All (English Presentation)

Aryanna Smith (Reasearch Presentation Cover Letter)

 

The Importance of Self-Love Within Romantic Relationships

When it comes to self-love in romantic relationships, we tend to focus on the mental, physical, and spiritual growth in oneself, specifically the positive and negative impacts it can have on the partner itself. This topic interest me because I had a hard time loving myself when I was young in feeling that I did not belong because of who I am. Moving back and forth between Trinidad and New York, I had challenges making friends because I was afraid to put myself out there and did not want to get rejected for being myself. Ever since I had those problems and feelings when I was young, it has affected me in ways of wondering if I will ever be good enough for someone I truly love.

As stated by the article intitled, ‘Self-Love and What It Means,’ “Self-love is a state of appreciation for oneself that grows from actions that support our physical, psychological and spiritual growth. Self-love means having a high regard for your own well-being and happiness. Self-love means taking care of your own needs and not sacrificing your well-being to please others. Self-love means not settling for less than you deserve.” Love is important in all relationships, and it is especially important to love yourself. If you do not love yourself, then how can you expect others to? One way to start loving yourself more is by thinking about your past and noticing when you began having negative feelings about yourself.

Self-awareness is not enough to make us love ourselves. We need to understand the negative feelings we have about ourselves and why we have had those feelings in the past. That way, we can begin a process of changing our thoughts about who we are and how much value we place on ourselves. To increase self-love and heal personal wounds, one must first build up their self-esteem. However, most of us grow up believing that negative assessments about ourselves are rational or reasonable. We believe this because we hear these negative thoughts from our inner voice all the time.

Self-love plays a pretty big role in one’s relationships with others. When one shifts their mindset to view their relationship with their self just like any other relationship, they desire with someone else, their relationship will thrive. Do not forget that the relationship one has with their self is the one relationship that one knows for sure they are going to have for the rest of life, so why not make it the best relationship?

Ajah Shann-Cover Letter

Ajah Shann-Research Presentation

How to obtain acceptable physical health.

When it comes to self care, a lot of topics are very important because it’s all about changing a person for the better but of all the self-care topics one of the most important ones, if not, the most important one, is physical health. Physical health is called physical health because it involves improving the physical aspect of the human body, so how a person not only looks physically but feels physically is all reliant on physical health. Because physical health is so noticeable in a person it is very necessary to take good care of, which is why this topic is important. 

The 5 major topics hygiene, medical, diet, sleep, and fitness are all very important topics to analyze physical health starting with hygiene. Hygiene is the grooming aspect of physical health. Medical is the healing aspect of physical health and it is taking good care of minor and major illnesses appropriately. Diet is the nutrition aspect of physical health. Sleep is the resting aspect of physical health and in many cases, the easiest one. Lastly is fitness, which can be understood as the hardest aspect of physical health. Fitness is the exercise aspect of physical health and it involves physical activity and keeping your muscle strength up to par along with endurance.

Because these things can be so hard there are many tools out there to help with the process and many professionals to help. For example, David Kirsch who’s a wellness visionary and a qualified professional wrote a book called “The Ultimate New York Body Plan” which gives advice on fitness training. Kirsch also has a book called “The Ultimate New York Diet” which is more focused on how to eat properly. There are also many people who have first hand experiences and would give great advice, for example those who went through weight loss journeys. Becky Brown, writer and health coach is a person who participated in weight loss training and wrote about her experiences in an article online in which she lost over 100 pounds. 

Research Presentation

Cover Letter

The beautiful way the beauty industry impacts Self help

The beauty industry is a controversial industry filled with both positive and negative outlooks. There seems to be a conflict of whether makeup is used because people have a connection with it or rather they are just trying to conform to societal standards of beauty. The Pandemic was a huge eraser to these confines of the beauty industry, in a time where people are quarantined and struggling with a global issue does makeup still have a place in people’s daily lives does it contribute to their well being and self-love?

The pandemic as well as being quarantined has lead to a shift in the beauty industry, it has allowed people to really understand their realtionship with beauty and makeup and make it there own. Many people through the pandemic have chosen to leave makeup as a whole while others saw it as a release during the pandemic, a way to express themselves and how they are feeling.

Tik Tok the social media platform has allowed people to find a common meeting ground during the time of the pandemic. The many trends and videos on the platform has allowed many people to join in on something and dress up. There are endless videos of people trying on different makeup looks and expressing the way that they feel. Simple looks to extravagant looks makeup has allowed people t0 pick and choice how they feel on different days and given some comfort that while there isn’t much change we can do about the pandemic you can definitely change your looks and express yourself by using makeup and beauty products.

 

Self esteem during the adolescent period

Self esteem is a general perspective on self worth/value. It is how you generally feel about yourself. Over the course of your life, being a child through adolescence and as a teenager into adulthood. All of us have had this question at least once in our lifetime. Who am I? We grow and define who we are but it might not be such an easy or fun task. Some of us may judge ourselves based on how we look. How much do we weigh? Our physical appearance, a disability can weigh heavily on it, and social surroundings. These are just tips on what can make or break your self confidence. However studies show that schools and family make up a huge part of it.
When anyone with low self esteem, they might not feel as motivated to do simple everyday activities. Positive psychology is a study which focuses on what can make life so enriching by having your individual mind and body active and energized on life. This can be a major challenge with someone who struggles with self esteem. Making your own goals and bettering yourself serves as a challenge to them.
Some things that could help someone with low self esteem could be a strong supportive cast. This can help them set aside minor goals they can achieve resulting in an outcome being positive. They can then use this as a stepping stone for something bigger and better to achieve. Their fear of failure could lessen with the support of someone by their side which can also boost confidence. You could also move yourself out of a surrounding that doesn’t make you feel comfortable, safe, or good about yourself. To sum up everything that has been stated so far, self esteem is the self regard for your abilities.
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How beneficial is the beauty industry to self help during the COVID 19 Pandemic?

The beauty industry is a controversial industry filled with both positive and negative outlooks. There seems to be a conflict of whether makeup is used because people have a connection with it or rather they are just trying to conform to societal standards of beauty. The Pandemic was a huge eraser to these confines of the beauty industry, in a time where people are quarantined and struggling with a global issue does makeup still have a place in people’s daily lives does it contribute to their well being and self-love?

The pandemic as well as being quarantined has lead to a shift in the beauty industry, it has allowed people to really understand their realtionship with beauty and makeup and make it there own. Many people through the pandemic have chosen to leave makeup as a whole while others saw it as a release during the pandemic, a way to express themselves and how they are feeling.

Tik Tok the social media platform has allowed people to find a common meeting ground during the time of the pandemic. The many trends and videos on the platform has allowed many people to join in on something and dress up. There are endless videos of people trying on different makeup looks and expressing the way that they feel. Simple looks to extravagant looks makeup has allowed people t0 pick and choice how they feel on different days and given some comfort that while there isn’t much change we can do about the pandemic you can definitely change your looks and express yourself by using makeup and beauty products.

 

 

Class Notes (5/13)

*Tuesday 5/18 is a college-wide reading day. Our finals week starts Thursday 5/20 with all presentations due. And some will present on the 25th. 

 

Lighting presentation order

  1. Maria
  2. Niyomi
  3. Anil
  4. Aryanna
  5. Robby
  6. Ajah

Final presentation order

  1. Maria
  2. Niyomi
  3. Aryanna
  4. Robby
  1. Anil
  2. Ajah
  3. Reem 
  4. Crystal 
  5. Courtney

Maria’s presentation

The 2 sides of self-consciousness of emotions 

There is two sides of self-consciousness and self-awareness, and balancing the good from the bad takes self-control

Tips

  • Focus on your research question (start your presentation with your research question + an overview so your data is clear)

Niyomi’s Presentation

Practicing Self Love

“Loving oneself” 

Tips on practicing self-love

  • Stop comparison
  • Find your happy place
  • Be nice to others

“People who practice self-love are less likely to suffer from depression.

Tips

  • Be very knowledgeable in your topic, not only know the information you include but be able to field and answer questions from Peers.
  • Think of the presentation as an essay (Introduction, Body paragraph with your evidence and argument, and a conclusion of your research)

Anil’s Presentation

Self Esteem During the Adolescence Period

  • Can lead to depression, changes in mood

Tips

  • Don’t re-present the research you find, there needs to be analysis of the research that is  filtered through the lens of self-help and the information we learned last semester 

Robby’s Presentation

How to obtain acceptable, Physical Help

Ajah’s Presentation

The Importance Self  Love

Prioritize and trust yourself 

Set boundaries

You’ll attract better quality people if you love you self

  • Next Steps
    PLEASE go back and fully read the research project 
  • Practice your presentation (Time yourself)

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