September 12, 2015 | 1 Comment “Our school systems attest that there are specific experiences that can be given to a human that will result in development of his mental structure to the point where the behavior derived there from by his mental mechanisms shows us that he has gained new comprehension–in other words, we can do a certain amount from outside the human toward developing his mental structure. Independent students and researchers also attest that internally directed behavior on the part of an individual can directly aid his structure-building process.” I chose this nugget, because I think every experience has an effect on your mental structure. Sometimes we limit ourselves and don’t really think outside the box mainly based on what we learned in school and from the people in our lives. School structures most of our lives, since you’re basically in school most of your life. Thinking back to high school, every teacher has a different affect on me. Some teachers would encourage students while others would discourage students. Also, new friends I made throughout the years. I was doing some research on how school affects the mental structure as well. All the good and bad things throughout your life affects your mental structure and your behavior. I think my own mental structure has changed over the years thinking from senior year to being a sophomore in college. The new people in my life and new professors I have every semester. This past summer, I learned to get out of that box, because I wanted to gain new experiences and perception. You always have this internal and external motivation and that also affects your mental structure and your behavior. Just imagine how different your mental structure would be if you didn’t have those certain teachers/professors or friends/peers in your life.