“You can’t know what you don’t know” – Chris Cowan, 1998
Updated: 9 February 2016
Welcome to my Blog & Pages where you can learn about me, the work I do, my approach to developing what I call Integrated SocioPsychology and my sociopsychologically-informed views on life – from major events in the world to personal ruminations on my own thinking and attitudes. Go to Key Updates to find out what the latest changes and additions to the site are.
Based primarily on the Gravesian approach, Hans J Eysenck’s Dimensions of Temperament, Robert Dilts’ Neurological Levels construct and the science of Memetics, Integrated SocioPsychology presents a structure to align and integrate the behavioural sciences. Consequently the concept postulates the complementarity of much in the academic disciplines of Psychology and Sociology and what are often considered alternative fields such as Neuro-Linguistic Programming.
This web site carries a real flavour and much information as to how Integrated SocioPsychology is being developed (by myself and others). However, greater detail and elaboration can be found in my book, ‘Knowing Me, Knowing You: an Integrated SocioPsychology Guide to Personal Fulfilment & Better Relationships’.
You can learn more about me and my work in About Me… The Services I provide fall into the following broad areas:-
About This Site… provides an overview of what the site is about and some guidance on how to get the best out of it. About This Site… also contains the ‘legal stuff’! The pages can be searched via the topics menus at the top of each page and post. The most recent Blog posts are linked in the sidebar to the right. Going through the Blog page in the top menu enables the posts to be scrolled through page by page in reverse chronological order – ie: newest to oldest. Comments are usually invited for Blog posts and many of the theory and application pages also allow comments to be made by visitors to the site. The most recent comments for both posts and pages are linked in the sidebar. Categories and the most used tags are also shown in the sidebar and a key word search box is at the top right of each post and page. (You can search on theorists and researchers or concepts, theories and models. As this site is very oriented towards practical applications of the behavioural sciences, you can also search on topical areas listed in menu bar sections – eg: politicians, countries and ongoing debates from local to geopolitical.)
So…Visitor, as you explore my site, ask yourself…
- What is it you want to achieve and why
- How will you know when you’ve got what you want?
- What do you need from others that will help you get what you want – and why should they help you?
- Since there is a cost to most things, what are you prepared to do or give up to get what you want?
- ..and, when you look at it globally and holistically, just what is it that stops you getting what you want or being who you want to be
If you like what you find on this site, please do recommend it to others. If you’re involved in social networking, there are buttons at the bottom of the pages and posts to facilitate you in making a recommendation via Facebook, Twitter, etc. There is also a button on the lower right side panel if you would like to make a donation towards the running costs of this site.
Please note I am in the process of developing this new site based around what was originally my Blog. This involves transferring material I intend maintaining and developing from the old site to pages on this site which will be the centre of my web operations and materials for the foreseeable future. The transition is likely to take several months…so please be patient with the inevitable duplication and broken links! Although menus on this new site may point to pages, the pages may still lack content as the pertinent material from the old site has yet to be transferred. In most cases, you will find a link on the page to its equivalent on the old site to find what you are looking for.
Once material has been transferred, it will be taken down from the old site. So, if you have a page from the old site bookmarked as a ‘favourite’ and, on your latest visit, it no longer exists, then please look for the equivalent page on this new site.
Material I do not intend maintaining and developing will be left in place on the old site until I feel it is too far out of date to be relevant. A month’s notice will be given below before the deletion of such pages.
09/02/16: new comment on Epigenetics in Theory
04/02/16: Dimensions of Temperament updated in Theory
03/02/16: minor update to Integrated SocioPsychology overview in Theory
02/02/16: new comment on the Blog: For Sian and Gillian Baverstock
28/01/16: Courses updated with new Psychology: An Introduction – Understanding Yourself & Others for the Spring-Summer term at Rossett School Adult Learning (Harrogate). 15/16 places left for same course at Shipley College
25/01/16: 3 Stage Theories of Development updated
22/01/16: new comment on the Blog post: Cuba on the Cusp…?
28/12/15: Course Quotes updated
27/12/15: 2015 updated in Career
22/12/15: new comment on the Blog: Afghanistan: Job not done!
01/12/15: This Site as a Resource Base relaunched as About This Site…
30/11/15: new comments on Islamification: Europe’s Challenge in Society
18/11/15: new comment on A Biological Basis for vMEMES…? in Articles
10/11/15: new comment on the Blog: Fare Thee Well, Christopher Cowan!
02/11/15: major update to Can vMEMES cause Clinical Depression.? in Mental Health
14/10/15: minor update to Training
01/09/15: News & Events updated
21/08/15: Theory FAQ on the Gravesian approach updated
13/07/15: Blog: The Counsellor gets counselled! updated
25/02/15: new comment on the Blog: Email from a Muslim Student
21/08/09: From Rule Britannia to Cool Britannia to Integral Britannia published in Integral Leadership Review
09/03/15: Self-Transcendence page relaunched as TURQUOISE/ Self-Transcendence
27/12/14: Sociological Factors in Crime updated in Society
16/08/13: Leadership – a SocioPsychological Perspective added to Articles