“NCU was a challenge because it helped me grow in areas that I never thought before imaginable," said Jesse Maggitt, Doctorate in Business Administration. "That’s one of the reasons I’m a success today. I’ve learned that things aren’t in a straight line.” Visit NCU.edu to learn more about our programs and degrees.
We do not see things as they are, we see things as we are. The biggest obstacles in our lives are the barriers our mind creates.
In clinical seminar yesterday, we discussed universalism vs. particularism. One, the idea that as humans we are more alike than different, the later, believing that you can only understand people from your own culture. ✨
During this discussion perspective came up.
Research shows that ADHD is NOT affected by culture; a vignette would show similar symptoms of an ADHD child in America and an ADHD child in Asia. However, the tolerance level of such symptoms, the degree in which they are viewed as problematic, and the way in which they are conceptualized differ vastly.🤔
Same child. Same symptoms. Different lens. Context makes all the difference. It impacts the threshold the provider has for the symptoms. The reaction to the symptoms. And, the reported prevalence of the disorder.
Perhaps you need to change the lens you are looking through. 👀
Feel like you have a problem you can’t seem to shake? Try looking at it through a different lens. Feel like you don’t have the tolerance for a situation or person? Change your lens. YOU CHOOSE how you view a situation. YOU CHOOSE how you define a “problem”. YOU CHOOSE what lens you want to look through. Same situation. Different lens.
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Back to where it all began: Christopher Nolan (the man behind films like Inception, Interstellar, and Dunkirk) was awarded honorary doctorate at UCL last week.
Christopher, a 1993 UCL graduate in English Literature who went on to become one of the world’s top film directors, received an honorary doctorate alongside the UCL graduating class of 2017, their parents and the successful PhD students from the faculty of brain sciences.
Christopher had some poignant and pertinent advice for the graduates who joined him at the ceremony, speaking passionately about the debt he owed to the university. “The attitude that permeates UCL when you study here is something that you carry forward,” he said. “This attitude of not accepting things as they are, not accepting the status quo, but looking to improve things, looking for a better way, looking to advance things in all fields. This is something that you carry with you after you leave here.”