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Sources and origins of Knowledge

Analyze how knowledge is obtained through personal experiences, tradition, authority, and intuition, especially in counseling/mental health. Evaluate each source of knowledge in terms of its strengths and limitations as it applies to how your discipline obtains knowledge.

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On Knowledge

What is knowledge? Knowledge is not just a linguistic or social construct as it refers to the capacity, skill and understanding of certain elements and established systems in reality where, by virtue of acquired knowledge, the individual manages to manipulate and utilize for the achievement of his or her own ends according to personality. There are varied definitions on what knowledge is and what 'kind' it comes in as - subjective, objective, general, personal, scientific, religious, academic, philosophical, etc. Perception, cognition - they are complex processes that happen within human beings - they shape our socialization, our identities - they also allow us ...

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The solution provides a discussion of how knowledge is gained through socialization, experience, traditions, authority, intuition and the practice of counseling. The sources of knowledge is discussed, presenting in their strengths and limitations. Resources are listed for further exploration of the topic.