The Nature of Thought: Maturity of Mind addresses the lack of physical maturation of the brain throughout the last 10,000 years of human evolution, which has resulted in an immaturity of thought throughout history to the present day. With an offering of working definitions for many new terms scholars have invented to deal with the issue, this work explores the ideal of a fundamental integrity of thought, and a maturity of mind, which is classless and upholds truth and reality to further the development of civilization.
Wayne L. Wessman received his Masters in Psychology from the University of Utah. He is retired and continues his research in philosophy, psychology, biology, physics, and anthropology.
Part 1 Proposition and Assumptions Chapter 2 Essay Assumptions Chapter 3 Present Status Chapter 4 Meaning- Time Chapter 5 Maturity Chapter 6 Summary of Primary Concepts Chapter 7 Meaning Chapter 8 Feeling/ Emotion Chapter 9 Time Chapter 10 Maturity of Mind Chapter 11 Striving: Need, Tension, Strife, Gratification Part 12 Expanded Topics Chapter 13 Mind Chapter 14 Nervous System Chapter 15 Meaning and Time Chapter 16 Time Chapter 17 Conscious and Nonconscious Functions Chapter 18 Conscious Thought Chapter 19 Nonconscious Functions Chapter 20 Processing Chapter 21 Subconscious Chapter 22 Feeling and Consciousness Chapter 23 Need: Tension and Strife Chapter 24 Kinds of Meaning and Feeling Chapter 25 Perception Chapter 26 Awareness Chapter 27 Imagination Chapter 28 Belief Chapter 29 Perspective Chapter 30 Evolution of Culture Chapter 31 Goodness Chapter 32 Culture and Language Chapter 33 Maturity of Thought Part 34 Notes