conation


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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

(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.

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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The constructs for this study were adapted from Yun (2014), who measured attitude, belief and conation for relationship-building behavior toward the host country among international students (Table 2).
Conation: A nfissing link in the strengths perspective.
While it is uncertain whether Gorgias' use of such concepts are informed by a broader psychological theory, the psychological states and powers appear carefully arranged into the categories of cognition, conation, emotion, and affect.
During his meeting with the Charge d'affaires at the Sudanese Embassy in Sana'a Rashed Faraj, al-Rae'i affirmed his respect of the Sudanese people's conation in developing its economic and social capacities.
There is a general consensus in attitude research that, while attitude is difficult to define specifically, it has three important connecting components: affect (feelings), conation (behavior) and cognition (knowledge) (Azjen and Fishbein 1980; Shrigley and others 1988).
Snow was also instrumental in getting me to focus on conation (or purposive striving)--he told me early in my career that process theory was badly needed in that domain.
Conation: A missing link in the strengths perspective.
Yet the implications of varying levels of involvement on conation would be most relevant for marketers (Stone 1984).
Intra-personal Inter-personal Trans-personal Personalidad/ Auto-desarrollo Empatia Auto-trascendencia Afectiva Cognitivo Auto- Entendimiento/ Reconocimiento de conocimiento Comprension los limites del conocimiento y del entendimiento Intencionalidad Integridad Madurez en Compromisos Impulso relaciones Filosoficos, (Conation) espirituales Modelo Sintetico de Sabiduria, propuesto por Andrew Achenbaum y Lucinda Orwoll (1991: 24) Es importante resaltar que Achenbaum y Orwoll enfatizan la naturaleza 'interactiva' del modelo (es decir, que los cambios de sabiduria afectan simultaneamente las diversas celdas); asi como su caracter iterativo.
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