exam 1 (3) - Psych Lec 5 9/18/07 mercantile mentality vs...

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Psych Lec 5 9/18/07 mercantile mentality vs mysticism I. nature of love mercantile – no absolute reality of love. Means diff things to diff ppl myst – there is an absolute reality og love, but it is beyond the grasp of human intellect. II. primary of motivation of humans Mercantile – persue pleasure, avoid pain Myst – one primary mistakes in life. Pleasure no bring happiness. Motivated to grow. Acid test of love is growth. Growth in you and other ppl. Acid test – alchemists used to use to test for gold. Gold inert, so no respond to acid. If not pure gold, acid eats is III. nature of human nature Merc – either neural or neg Myst – it is fundamentally loving IV. whats the source of love? Merc mentality – get love form outside. BUT if we selfish, there is no love…selfish is myth. According to merc, we have to find it from outside: pleasure, success. Ppl bargain for it. Relationships not based on love, based on fairness… Myst – love is our very nature. We are sitting on the gold. But were sitting on gold w/o
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This note was uploaded on 09/27/2008 for the course PSYCH 101 taught by Professor Brill during the Fall '07 term at Rutgers.

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exam 1 (3) - Psych Lec 5 9/18/07 mercantile mentality vs...

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