Monday, January 21, 2019
Hearing inner voices
This article on inner dialogue, "the voices in our head," highlights that it's a common phenomenon. And it does have a verbal quality, as if we hear it, at least in our thoughts. It "involve[s] representing the point of view or the perspective of another person." Vygotsky noted how in our development we internalize our external dialogues with others, particularly caregivers. Our self talk is social in nature.