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Seyyedvalilou M M, Alivandi Vafa M, Tabatabaei S M. (2024). Descriptive – Analytical Investigation of the Phenomenon of the Psyche from the View of Origin, Roots and Essence (Before and After the Renaissance of Neuroscience). IEEPJ. 6(2), 68-94.
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1- Department of Psychology, Faculty of Educational and Psychology, Tabriz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tabriz, Iran
2- Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Humanities Tabriz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tabriz, Iran , m.alivand@iau.ac.ir
3- Full Professor, Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medical Science, Tabriz Medical Sciences Branch, Islamic-Azad University. Tabriz. Iran
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Objective: Lacking a thorough comprehension of the psychological phenomenon, professionals engage in psychotherapy. Throughout history, humanity has been exploring the essential question: What are the origins, roots, and essence of the psychological phenomenon? The primary goal of this study is to elucidate these enigmas. Despite notable progress in the realm of psychology, the psychological phenomenon remains a paramount unanswered query, still enigmatic.
Methods: The research methodology utilized Grounded Theory for fundamental concept formation and content analysis. Within the "understanding-based content analysis" approach, 32 analytical units within the content units (texts and well-documented sources in the theoretical foundations of the research) linked to the psychological phenomenon were scrutinized across 14 eras (Era1 to Era14).
Results: The results indicate that psychology emerges as an unparalleled consequence of the creative progression of life in organisms, particularly evolving from two nested evolutionary shifts. Initially in all primates, a type of consciousness, specifically heightened momentary awareness, developed as a means of communication. This mechanism, involving the prefrontal cortex and long-range circuits, facilitates the transmission of neural information throughout the brain in ascending and descending (feedback) patterns. Subsequently, this communicative capacity was exclusive to the reflective Homo sapiens, along with a secondary genetic alteration around the conclusion of the previous Ice Age (between 40,000 to 100,000 years ago). This was notably enabled by a mutation in the FOXP2 gene, fostering functional coordination among the lungs, larynx, throat, tongue, and other components.
Conclusions: The outcomes aid in broadening the understanding of the nature of the psychological phenomenon.
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Evolutionary Psychology
Received: 2023/03/9 | Accepted: 2024/10/15 | Published: 2024/06/1

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