Disconjunctive Association is wherein any given association is changed and enhanced from the reality of the original perception. When associations as the experiences of fire that the individual has had, becomes fused with descriptions of for example, devils, hell, evil or Judgment, then those associations do not reflect one's true experience with fire. This is termed Disconjuctive Association and can influence the individual's perception of reality so that it is not true and accurate.
What and how Consequential Value is defined affects and determines the
sensory response. Consequential Value as Association may be defined
in terms of either Correspondent of Disconjunctive Association. By Correspondent Association, the sighting of a snake may provoke associations
of only what the individual has had personal experience with in terms of snakes. This may be the experiences of many Garter and Gopher snakes. The snake may have no particular consequence for the individual other than possibly a sensory appreciation, and thus the emotional response is restrained. By Disconjuctive Association the sighting of a snake, may provoke associations as anything from the assumption that it is poisonous and will bite
one, wherein visions may occur of cutting an X upon the wound and various scenarios of slow and traumatic death, to evil visions of the fall of man in the Garden of Eden, and that all snakes are evil. In this case the snake has strong consequences attached to it and thus the emotional response can be quite animated.
What is of Consequential Value influences the emotional make-up of the
individual, in which two fundamental perspectives pertaining to what is of
consequence and why, are said to be manifest as the Equipolent Emotional and the
Conceptual Emotional Dynamics. The Equipolent Emotional Dynamic is said to characterize the propensities for sensory response of the
Conservative Spiritual Ethical Identity and the Conceptual Emotional Dynamic, the response propensities of the Progressive Material Volitional Identity.
The primary difference between the Equipolent and Conceptual Emotional
Dynamics is the determination of what is of Consequence and what is not.
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