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health awareness
Research on Awareness coefficient ( " Consciousness Quotient - CQ " ) and Awareness Rating Scale ( " CQ Inventory " ) were presented the scientific community for the first time in June 2009 at the conference " Toward a Science of Consciousness ", held in Hong Kong "Center for scientific studies on consciousness " , University of Arizona , USA.

How was the idea of ​​" coefficient of Awareness " by the international community ?

In contradiction , I can say now looking back . Until now , researchers have been reluctant consciousness measure conscious experience because of the lack of a unitary explanatory model of the phenomenon . Existing explanatory theories are still segmented and limited to the science of the author that it has issued and may not be connected to other theories of conscious experience . Even neuropsychological theories that offer explanations and neural connections do not seem to be safe . At this time , no scientist and no science can say and prove scientifically that found the cause and explanation of conscious phenomena . Approaches , however, are varied and there are many scientific perspective on the phenomenon , from neurologists , psychologists , doctors, geneticists and philosophers. I mention a few names : Tart , Chalmers , Wilber , Searle , Baars , Krick & Koch , Ornstein , Lilly , Grof , Hilgard , Dennett , Engler , Coan , Jackendorf , Forman , Flanagan and others.

Where'd they come from assessments ?
Theory on awareness and test coefficient measuring this coefficient have been well received by a number of scholars with whom I had occasion to talk . Neurobiology Bernard Baars , for example , co -editor of the famous magazine " Consciousness and Cognition " helped me to position this theory to be better received by the scientific community. We received feedback , and suggestions for developing the concept from David Chalmers , famous for his theories on the emergence and development of consciousness, but also to scholars in the area of psychology and medicine:
Harris Friedman , a psychology professor at the University of Florida , David Lukoff , from U.S. Insitututul Transpersonal Psychology , John Rowan , one of the founders of humanistic psychology in the UK. Beyond assessment, we had denials dialog . One of the officers review journal " Nature ", for example , has not agreed to publish the article, because the theory does not refer to a neurobiological theory of consciousness. Not that I'd be grumpy , but even his theory was missing from my article ... I encouraged but positive feedback from the famous magazine " Scientific American " , which will appear soon coefficient Awareness presentation . Currently , research is being published in the "International Journal of Transpersonal Studies" published by the International Association of Transpersonal Psychology .

How did the concept of coefficient of awareness ?
Research on coefficient of awareness and awareness Rating Scale were conducted my doctoral studies in the period 2003-2008 , the Institute of Anthropology of the Romanian Academy , under the guidance
Mrs. prof. Dr. Cornelia Guja and academician Mr. Constantin Bălăceanu - Stolnici . My interest , however, is older conscious experience . We started in 1997 by a research electroencephalographic and electro meditation . For 6 years I have been studying in detail all scientific and religious literature on the phenomenon , trying to find out the current state of science.

And what was the conclusion?
The conclusions of this period , however, were inconclusive documentation for my attempt to find a unified theory of the experience of awareness . Simply no integrative theory of conscious experience . Lack of knowledge of the phenomenon can be observed in the absence of terms directly related to this skill : when we speak of conscious experience we have DNA to justify the emergence of consciousness, do not even have a unified theory regarding the mechanism of operation and transformation ability to be aware of. This is because , as spirit , consciousness itself is not palpable and there was found no organ or nerve center to manage exclusive experience. It seems that the ability to be aware is more the result of all sub- systems of the human being .

What is the coefficient of awareness ?
The basic premise from which we started is: be aware = access to information ( self has access to ... ) . Access does not necessarily mean understanding , that is processing complex information by cognitive mechanisms , and providing a result to me. As a basic principle , based on the current level of scientific knowledge postulate that the Self is known principles ( like Himself , Spirit , Soul , Atman etc . ) .
In addition , I believe that the experience of awareness is quantifiable and measurable factors and sub ​​factors which are themselves measurable , so we developed and awareness measurement scale . In preparing Scale I assumed that there is a current level / current awareness ( margin ) which reflects the currently evolving the person waking in normal life . Current awareness is manifested after 1-2 hours after waking up in the morning, in normal life without any technical modification practice of consciousness (including without drinking coffee or other foods without external stimuli - TV , radio , music , meetings with other people , etc. ) .

It is possible to improve our awareness ?
Yes , awareness can change, but it takes time and strong energy inputs to " destabilize " the old Mental and install a new level of awareness. For example , yoga exercises or prayer or simply self-analysis can not.

What factors is composed of conscious experience ?
The six dimensions of conscious experience , which we have taken into account in assessing awareness are: Awareness of Physics, Emotional Awareness , Mental Awareness (cognitive ) , spiritual awareness , social awareness , relationships, self-awareness ( self-awareness I ) . These six dimensions have become main factors Awareness Rating Scale .

What does each level of awareness ?
Awareness actual (physical ) refers to the ability to be aware of the physical and tangible elements of the environment.
Emotional Awareness is the ability to be aware / D of emotions and feelings and generally any emotional experience .
Awareness of mental ( cognitive ) refers to the ability to be aware / D own ideas and thoughts in general mental flow .
Spiritual Awareness refers to the ability to be aware / D that man is only a part of the universe , and the ability to realize multiple connections with the life that surrounds us.
Awareness of social / relational refers to the ability to be aware of the relationships and connections with people around .
Self- awareness is the ability to become aware of themselves, their own ego.
To describe relevant experience and other facets of awareness we built nine sub- factors. The nine sub- factors are internal state awareness ( "Internal State Awareness " ) , self- reflection ( "Self - reflectiveness ") Detach / contemplative ( " Mindfulness " ) , autonomy ( " Autonomy " ) , personal development ( "Personal Growth " ) , positive relationships with others ( " positive Relations with others " ) , purpose in life ( " Purpose in life " ) , outward verbal content " , "openness - Openness to new experiences ."

As you know that awareness assessment test is correct?
First I followed all the rules of scientific and methodological implementation and evaluation of a psychological test . The sample was 2,474 persons , national representative for the "premium " ( higher education , disposable income ) in urban areas. And in the process of pre-testing , conducted on 150 people, items analysis was performed accurately. To assess the test we re- calculated the Cronbach Alpha coefficient , we performed a factor analysis etc. . ( do not go into statistical details ) showed that size built by me are correct .

So what's next for developing this new concept?
There are expected to be published and in progress versions in different languages. By applying it in different populations around the world, in time, will be made ​​grants of fineness of the scale to account for bias cultural sites and thus will be able to refine the research instrument . I hope that in time coefficient Awareness and measurement test to be applied to all areas of everyday life , as is now the IQ and emotional intelligence . With the development of applied research on various social segments , cultural awareness coefficient can become a part of everyday culture . There are now quite easy emotional intelligence , but do not forget that 15 years have passed since the concept was developed by Goleman . I hope that in 10 years to have the term " coefficient of awareness " in the current language .

Study : Romanians - aware of the body and emotions

The article presents some of the findings resulting from the application of the Awareness Rating Scale , shown in national premiere . The results for the people of Romania are now validated only being in progress variants for the U.S. , Italy and Germany. Given that the research is not yet published , we may disclose only some conclusions from comparative analyzes .

Here's how we stand Romanians :
GLOBAL AWARENESS average coefficient of 56
Awareness of Physics 60
Emotional Awareness 57
Mental Awareness 54
Spiritual Awareness 57
Social Awareness - Relational 52
Self- Awareness 59
Of all sizes , it seems that we are most aware of the physical body and our emotions . Relatively known empirical situation in that you are a Latin people . But remember that just now demonstrated scientifically.

Women and men equal in coştientizarea emotions
Gender: no significant differences between the sexes in terms of awareness (it seems that women are more emotional though , are equally aware of their emotions as men ) .

There are also extra weight good for something
Weight: variable variable is not correlated with awareness.
There is however a trend : higher weight is correlated with increased spiritual Awareness (r = .086 ) , emotional (r = .067 ) and less , the physical (r = .042 ) .
Possible interpretations : the extreme " obesity " Psychological studies show that people are crushed by the thought " why me? " And tend to re- evaluleze purpose in life and position in life , the whole process is accompanied by a strong emotional , leading to the entrance of emotions in the scene of attention. It is noted that a relatively small number of people ( 27 % ) are aware that they are very intense emotions , which may help explain the low variance (r = .067 ) between overall and emotional awareness .

High and emotional
Height : variable variable is not correlated with awareness.
In people with a greater height increases emotional awareness (r = .099 is very close to the significant level ) and very little the Relational (r = .043 very low) .
Possible interpretations : the greater height , especially above average women, leading to an increase in energy -related emotional physical situation can not be changed, perhaps emotional energies that lead to a general increase in awareness in the area of emotions .

Hair " white " awareness " young "
Age : Although there appears to be a significant relationship between age and awareness , the Pearson correlation coefficient is very low . It can be considered that there is a slight increase awareness with age.

Awareness can not be bought
Income : There is no significant correlation . I mean people with high incomes are equally aware that people with low incomes.

No prayer does not help
Practicing spiritual techniques : the total 2,474 participants, only 1,373 said they constantly practice spiritual technique . Awareness does not relate significantly to the practice of spiritual techniques . To analyze in depth this correlation , a reclassification of techniques practiced by the frequency of their mention by respondents reveals the following top 3 : 463 ( prayer, church, religious prayer , prayer ) 27 % 318 ( meditation , yoga, meditation ) 19 % 299 (books, courses , reading, reading) 18%. There is however a trend inverse correlation, which is somewhat paradoxical . In other words , the practice of religious techniques it is possible to decrease awareness, which is exactly the opposite.
There is a social and historical explanation . Let us not forget that religion was often referred to as " sleep of reason " in reference to religion practiced in the table. However , international research conducted on religious communities such as monasteries shows that long-term effects of religious practices are expected , an increase of awareness .
Note that the sample consists largely of socially active people and not monks or other individuals included in the permanent religious programs .1Abc Directory

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