Satisfaction as an affect event is often a personal thing and is part of your feelings about your self and those around you. Almost always, satisfaction is rated by comfortable access to shelter, clothing, and food. Waves of satisfaction depend on your comfort levels and other needs to fuel good feelings. Acquiring those things needed to satisfy safety and security usually means being part of a group. Sharing within groups may be ideal on average but individualism is lost and competition is favored as some seek to expand evoked potentials. Affect satisfaction events often fluctuate as evoked responses through internal and external events. Enduring satisfaction is often enduring an fleeting as evoked responses vary. The primitive idea of one struggling to dominate another is often at root of any potential conflict. Terrorism and rebellion are rare but potent languages to revise a balance of satisfaction.
Countries normally don’t define individuals. They define groups and classes. A country may have thousand of groups competing as a tossed salad for necessities of self-worth. In Iraq, for example, there’s an infinite discourse among three large groups that struggle for dominance. Their actions are evoked responses to satisfy self-worth. When you survey our planet, you will note that most conflicts involve multitudes of tribes vying to satisfy personal needs, often exacting costs on neighboring tribes. Most of Europe and North America have negotiated enforced individual-oriented constitutions to keep the peace. Most countries have not. When one tries to instill an influence of one lifestyle into a space where other tribes compete through conflict, results are often futile. The core quest of finding satisfaction through shelter, clothing, and food evokes responses that often thwart ideological potentials. In roles of dominance and submission, most remain temporary.
Everyone has different backgrounds, ideologies, and opinions that are either unique or shared. From primitive areas to the most progressive societies, each individual struggles each day to find shelter, food, and clothing. This holy trinity is the basis of survival. It is what sparks economical and social thinking. It is the enigmatic reasoning behind wars and class-struggles of governments. Finding shelter, food, and clothing has been the basis of explaining the unexplainable. Getting and securing these three things has been the root of struggles. Then came the evoked responses of having them and having the best of them, as attached to self-worth and self-esteem.
Some might be angry of the holy trinity reference to shelter, food, and clothing. Stock markets around the world respond to positive and negative markers of home sales, food commodities, and consumer (non-food) spending. The values of these three impact all economies. The ability to satisfy the comfort of shelter, food, and clothing is essential to creativity and extension. The world is empowered by this trinity.
The trinity of shelter, food, and clothing is so central because humans have senses that motivate these needs. These are parts of our very sophisticated nervous system and a brain’s potential to grow and survive. The needs to protect against rain and snow, to cover skin, and to eat for energy is shared globally. The way we pursue our evoked potentials results in satisfying the multitude of evoked responses.
The odd thing is that every cell, every connection, and every being lives by evoked potentials and evoked responses. The qualities of those responses reap rewards to promote living and (among other beings) self-worth. It is often the line between instinct and thought. In humans, the needs of shelter, food, and clothing stem evoked responses to seek acquiring them. Getting and securing them is self-worth but one individual simply can’t do it alone. This is why groups are formed and social behaviors within those groups are fostered.
An evoked potential is the time it takes for nerves to respond to any stimulation – touch, light, noise, hunger, smell and temperature. Evoked responses are innate in our muscles, organs, vascular system, and everything else that makes you the you that you are. It’s associated with fight or flight evoked response. The efficiency and success of these responses are generally learned through successful repetition and are rooted to promote survival.
Science has been exploring evoked potentials and evoked responses in different ways for many years and many studies and tests have been created in diagnosing and treating conditions. Besides medicine, psychology became the nest of study of responses and operant conditioning of those responses. After Freud’s theoretical approaches, B.F. Skinner (in the 1920’s) decided to study behavior through potentials and responses. His approach brought about behavioral psychology but popularity waned because humans did not only respond to stimuli the same way, they thought about responses. That allowed ample space for Cognitive and Neurocognitive psychology to expand pursuit of evoked responses. By measuring evoked responses, scientists can use these indicators to highlight certain conditions and research possible therapies on more concrete levels.
For the most part, experimental subjects and clients have shelter, food, and clothing met. They may be interested in meta-needs. Abraham Maslow, humanist psychologist, identified these meta-needs: Truth, Goodness, Beauty, Wholeness, Transcendence, Aliveness, Uniqueness, Perfection, Necessity, Completion, Justice, Order, Simplicity, Richness, Effortlessness, Playfulness and Self-Sufficiency. Cognitive psychology can help guide people to achieve these things but only in a pro-active, cooperative lifestyle. At the core, people attach self-worth to the holy trinity.
Any group, however, can breed potential terrorism as an evoked or natural response. Psychologists often profile those who like to perform terrorism but are generally off at predicting potentials.
In a group, most people are average. They follow the group’s rules, precepts, justice in exchange for food, clothing, and shelter. Whether workgroups or social groups, most people adhere to guidelines. Many people seek and are comfortable with structure and discipline but don’t have any. This is what attracts many outsiders to cults and communes. There are also those that want more than the group offers them. These either leave or become discontented. Perpetual and restrained, discontented evoked responses that may spark terrorism using low self-worth levels as catalysts.
In a group, there are masters, slaves, and prostitutes. Masters are the group leaders – the king and the council. Slaves are the 24/7 underlings that support their master’s wishes. Prostitutes are the masses in the group that work their shift of a proscribed duty and then cater to their family. If only it were that easy.
There are those among the prostitutes that have negative feelings. They dislike the group. They envy masters and slaves for larger homes and better views. They feel they have the lowest picks of the food. Their complaints gnaw at them and their self-worth declines. Typical evoked responses would be to undermine the group. They know that there is a risk of eviction, excommunication from group protection. They don’t care. They can either attack the masters or induct similar discontents to form a subgroup. Their evoked potentials are balanced in that any anti-group response will be met by heinous punishments. Their evoked responses are shaped by whether they are willing to risk it.
In every non-democratic country, this is the general rule. Coups and overthrows occur regularly.
It’s the principle players, like the ones you follow in the Game of Thrones, who have sated food, clothing, and shelter that play those games. The average person is unseen, working in the woods trying to preserve his own trinity.
Unresolved, deep discontent is the fuel that is required to make a terrorist. Offering a group that is a magnet to discontents and provides food, clothing, shelter, and exercises promoting self-worth is a great way to convert a rebel without a particular cause to a rebel for your cause. While there is strict discipline, there are many rewards for group supportive behavior. In a sense, the group’s leaders cater to personal evoked potentials to evoke responses that are favorable to the group and its causes.
If there is discontent, blame a competitive group. Better yet, blame an abstract group…like western civilization or narrower target groups. To promote self worth, raise status to freedom fighter and offer many rankings, with more rewards. It’s easy to breed a freedom fighter. On the other side of the coin, they are breeding future terrorists. Either way, groups feed on potentials to deliver especially evoked responses to convert discontents to symbols of heroism, elevating self-worth. In the arms of support, truth is defined as the group’s truth. If you blow yourself up or fly a jet into a building, you’re a hero. There are so many of these groups fighting for dominance in Africa, South America, Asia, and even the United States. These groups are so pervasive and powerful that countries reach out to them. There may be potential benefits to protect the average but, often, there are consequences in the future. Overall, these groups comprise about 3% of the population but they are excellent operant conditioners for evoked emotional responses.
Every society has crime and most that have been in prison seem to want to return. A study released recently indicated that 3 of 4 former prisoners were arrested for crimes within 5 years of release. Is this level of recidivism mean that, in many exhibiting criminal behaviors, quickly return after released from jail?
Could a portion of the recidivism rate be a list of other evoked responses? It may be possible that some want and wait to be caught because, as bad a prisons might be, there are shelter, food, and freedom available, if you abide by the rules.
The very high rates of recidivism are examined by correctional services that believe crime is a matter of evoked potential and evoke response. They employ desistance and rehabilitation as goal directives. Desistance refers to the process by which a person arrives at a permanent state of non-offending. Rehabilitation refers to the extent to which a program is implicated in the reduction of crime by “repairing” the individual in some way by addressing his or her needs or deficits. What isn’t being tested is the ability of a person to seek and find shelter, food, and clothing upon release from prison. Recidivism may be due to some inviting degree that prison offers.
It may seem ironic that, for some, prison is an acceptable reality to satisfy trinity needs under a legitimate authority scheme, even though personal freedom may be an overlying motivation. Living in cages may be more satisfying to some than others. The dynamic makes reducing recidivism very challenging to legitimate authoritarians and governments. When it comes to satisfying the trinity, incarceration may be personally satisfying.
That may be why many terror groups prefer killing enemies than long-term incarceration. Each terror group recognizes its own legitimacy.
Examining evoked responses through benefits like child education, tuning behaviors, and other things are worth exploring. We must also explore the validity of evoked potential testing in predicting accurate evoked responses. There are emotional considerations. There are also the fine lines and crossovers from delusions to dreams that can confound everything.
Most psychologists will advise that finding and keeping a stable, satisfying lifestyle would lead to satisfaction. Evoked responses, on average, may be wonderful to deliver satisfaction potentials. On the other hand, deeper and more cognizant study still needs to be constructed to understand evoked potentials and evoked responses in individuals. There is still no fine line or thorough list that allows any evoked potential to define the totality of that individual. There are also very few reliable predictors to track how individuals really behave in group interactions.
Each person may have several persona. For many, an evoked response of a very brief nature could turn an average person into a killer. For in all the Doctor Jekylls, there are also many Hydes. On average, antisocial behaviors are not premeditated. They just happen. Evoked responses almost always involve protecting one’s trinity and self satisfaction. It’s a price tag for the human condition that contradicts the ideal that peace is an ideal that we should all seek.
I do not support terrorism and crime as tools for survival or promotion. These are not conducive to human idealism and quests for common sense. Nonetheless, these acts are accounted in old scriptures that bear historical significance. Looking at what is happening in Iraq, the possible future of Afghanistan, Pakistan, and parts of Africa and Asia, my hopes for a universal peace and kindred spirit seem too distant to realize. Is it nature? We should honor peace and understanding over war and conflicts. It will help us pursue other, higher needs to advance and enhance humanity and our world.