Books on Metacognition

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Books on Metacognition

joulukuu 22, 2020, 4:01pm

How can we best learn to think about our thoughts? How do we direct our attention to our own thoughts, focus on the most useful thoughts, dismiss distracting or disturbing thoughts, dismiss false ideas, observe our ego objectively, and evaluate our thoughts for veracity?

Muokkaaja: joulukuu 23, 2020, 11:30am

I'm not sure there is an English edition, but I think Wij zijn ons brein (We are our brain) by Dick Swaab would fit.

joulukuu 24, 2020, 3:07am

You already have all books I was going to recommend. Impressive. Even something on meditation, which I think is imperative if you ask these kinds of questions.

The only things I can still think of are Predictably irrational, but you already have another book by Dan Ariely. He used to have an internet course on the same book which was very interesting (even after having read the book) but I can't find anything like that now.

Also very interesting and more about how things are organized in our brain / mind is The Way we Think by Gilles Fauconnier. This was one of my recent favorites.

joulukuu 25, 2020, 5:57pm

Practically, it's brain-training and grounding, at least from a therapy perspective. Mindfulness is one you can do on your own. This book was in one of my graduate counseling courses, it's pretty good if you're into meditation. Sitting Together: Essential Skills for Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy.