Question from the Internet:
“Should psychology concentrate solely on behavior that can be seen by outside observers/how much are our thoughts/feelings/beliefs/personality shaped by our environment, or should it focus on unseen thinking processes?”
It is a very important question!
We are used to judging people, states, events through their external appearance, what we can superficially detect, perceive.
But those are already determined, final, unchangeable like pictures on the computer screen.
Instead we would need to detect, grasp and try influencing the intentions behind our actions, as the intentions decide, define, influence everything.
At this stage we are completely blind even to our own intentions, and we have absolutely no ability to see, influence the intentions of others.
This is why we need a unique purposeful and practical method in special “laboratory conditions” (in small, closed, mutually supportive, mutually complementing groups) where we can shift or focus from the superficial actions to the level of intentions.
Then we will see how a completely different, much greater, deeper control we gain on life. We enter the true “engine room, cockpit” of reality.