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conation

 [ko-na´shun]
in psychology, the power that motivates effort of any kind; the conscious tendency to act.

co·na·tion

(kō-nā'shŭn),
The conscious tendency to act, usually an aspect of mental process; historically aligned with cognition and affection, but more recently used in the wider sense of impulse, desire, purposeful striving.
[L. conātio, an undertaking, effort]

conation

/co·na·tion/ (ko-na´shun) in psychology, the power that impels effort of any kind; the conscious tendency to act.con´ative

conation

(kō-nā′shən)
n. Psychology
The aspect of mental processes or behavior directed toward action or change and including impulse, desire, volition, and striving.

co·na′tion·al, co′na·tive (kō′nə-tĭv, kŏn′ə-) adj.

conation

[kōnā′shən]
Etymology: L, conari, to attempt
the mental process characterized by desire, impulse, volition, and striving. Compare cognition. conative, adj.

co·na·tion

(kō-nā'shŭn)
The conscious tendency to act, usually an aspect of mental process; historically aligned with cognition and affection, but more recently used in the wider sense of impulse, desire, purposeful striving.
[L. conātio, an undertaking, effort]

conation

The mental processes characterized by aim, impulse, desire, will and striving. The functioning of the active part of the personality. Compare COGNITION and AFFECT.

Patient discussion about conation

Q. Is there any explanation for this behavior? My son is 7 years old. He has a very uncooperative behavior with all his friends, his teachers and with us as well. He opposes for everything been taught to him by his teachers. He never cooperates with his friends and he always argues with everyone. He is very hostile to us and is always ready to fight. We have discussed about him to a doctor and he said it may be the signs of ADHD. Still he needs to be diagnosed officially which they may start after meeting my son. I was wondering about the reasons which can lead to such a behavior of my child? Is there any explanation for this behavior?

A. ADHA IS GENETIC IN SOME CASES-IT IS GOOD THAT YOU TOOK HIM TO A DR,YOUR SON WILL BE ALRIGHT,ONCE THE DR FINDS OUT WHAT MEDS WORK FOR HIM.GOOD LUCK--MRFOOT56

Q. rude/nasty behavior My sister was diagnosed with Bipolar and continues to take medication. She never went to Psychotherapy. Her demeanor is always very negative and her behavior is often critical and rude. My mother's attributes this to her ‘condition’ therefore reinforces her negative behavior. I haven't read anything about Bipolar that states rude/nasty behavior is a symptom. Is this type of behavior attributable to Bipolar?

A. damaez, I totally agree with you. Our bodies are so mal-nourished from the proper neccessities due to the way our foods are prepared that the body doesn't function properly. I believe that so many people are diagnosed with all types of disorders and put on medication and still act the same way with very little improvement. now a days they have a pill for everything. I have never heard of so many disorders in my life time as you hear about now. Bipolar is so easily thrown around that people use this excuse for being rude, disrespectful, and down right mean.You can be in a bad mood go see a doctor and be diagnosed as Bipolar. I work in the field of Human Services in a residential treatment program for DSS Adolescents and just about all that reside are Bipolar it is unreal. Sad but true.The more that is diagnosed the more pills,treatment and MONEY!

Q. What can I do to check on his behavior and make him regular… my 7 year son is seen with ADHD. I am not able to control on his high urges and irregularity and confusion which comes with this ADHD. What can I do to check on his behavior and make him regular…I know if I start now probably he will be better in coming years….

A. Very well………..you need to make some strategies for your child. Like create a daily routine for your child. Place your child`s belongings at the same place daily and at same time. If your child is doing anything, please keep the thing away which may distract him. Limit the choices from many things to 2 things only if possible. Describe anything in clear and short way. Make goals for your child like for positive behavior and appreciate him when he does. Please scold less or don’t shout on him for his mistakes at all rather make him understand by reducing on his demands or choices. Help your child to find his talents and make him work on them.

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Currently, researchers are delving further into the mental impact and behavioral implications of sponsorship on consumers through examining cognitive and affective factors which are thought to further explain conation (e.
Yet the implications of varying levels of involvement on conation would be most relevant for marketers (Stone 1984).
LEXIS Word connotation evaluative lexis PHONOLOGY Information KEY unit (= TONE) Textual Experiential Logical GRAMMAR REFERENCE Non- SUBSTITUTION/ structural ELLIPSIS CONJUNCTION GRAMMAR THEME (MAJOR) Structural TRANSITIVITY > PROCESS TYPE > AGENCY > TYPE OF CONSTRUAL MINOR TRANSITIVITY VOICE EVENT TYPE SECONDARY TENSE PHASE CONATION DEIXIS THING TYPE MODIFICATION (= PHORICITY) (TYPE OF > QUALIFICATION PARTICIPANT) > CLASSIFICATION > EPITHESIS > QUANTIFICATION QUALITY TYPE CIRCUMSTANCE TYPE (MINOR TRANSITIVITY) LEXIS LEXICAL COHESION denotation (= COLLOCA- TION) PHONOLOGY INFORMATION
Since at least the German faculty psychologists of the eighteenth century, mental activities had generally been taken to be of three kinds--not only cognition but also emotion and will, sometimes spoken of as affection and conation (or other more or less overlapping terms; see Hilgard, 1980).
She would not become famous, she might not even be able to complete the 40 or more courses that would earn her a diploma, but she was able to strive beyond her ordinary reaction, exercise what I believe psychologists call conation.
4) This self-motivation, self-effort, striving, and volition are also referred to as conation.
The committee comprises Neil Lasher of Trainer1; Jan Seabrook of Conation Technologies; Mike Corker of LogicaCMG; Howard Hills of Howard Hills Associates; Phil Green of Optimum Learning; Geoff Berridge of Parataxis; Mike Alcock of Atlantic Link; Jason Woodford of Academy Internet; Angus Turpin of Giunti Labs; Alex Welsh of Head Light Communications, and Adam Woods LogicaCMG (co-opted).
Certainly the romance and drive-through-movie conation of the Chevrolet brand name should play well to European audiences.
But in the light of off-recurrent material in psychiatric studies I am, for one, moved to doubt the truth or even meaningfulness of the theory, if any, in terms of which these professionals would influence the conation of others.
Dominant strategic logic: Fractals of entrepreneurial conation and cognition.
Perhaps a more familiar argument for intrinsic value is that a non-human entity is (or may be) a subject-of-a-life, in Tom Regan's term, (19) or possesses conation in James Nash's word, (20) and that such an organism's striving to live and reproduce constitutes the thing's value for itself.
In early psychology, many believed in a tripartite model of mental experience: cognition (ideas, rules for behavior, perceptions), affection (emotions, feelings, passions), and conation (purpose, desires, goals).