Intuitions All Around Us

  • David Hung
  • Lyna


Cognitive, emotive and social dimensions are intertwined and each is unpacked to understand the respective interrelations. Portes (Annu Rev Sociol 24:1–24, 1998) has used the term ‘social glue’ to describe the process of building social relationships through trust and confidence between persons in a community. Such social glue bridges individual thought and action thereby increasing an athlete’s confidence in embodied action. There is ‘glue’ when individuals learn of similar tensions and struggles that are experienced. In doing so, a theory of learning which interconnects thought, emotion and action is framed. Building from Vygotsky, thought is explored to be not just linked to language but also influenced by the body. An embodied perspective is critical to the Disciplinary Intuitions approach because of how intuitions are understood throughout this book; they are innate modules of the mind – which by themselves are rudimentary and are exercised and developed (only) if and when the individual utilises them as he or she interacts with his or her (physical (including ‘virtual’) and/or social) environment. It is therefore suggested that thought is also mediated by corporeal action and emotion.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Office of Education ResearchNational Institute of EducationSingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.Centre for Research in Pedagogy and PracticeNational Institute of Education (NIE)SingaporeSingapore

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