“You can’t know what you don’t know” – Chris Cowan, 1998
Updated: 19 January 2018
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
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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.
19/01/18: On Being Sane in Insane Places updated in Mental Health
18/01/18: Client Quotes updated
15/01/18: new Blog: Just what is Nigel Farage up to?
10/01/18: places left on the course Psychology Topics #5: Memory, Prejudice & Discrimination: 8/16 at Rossett School Adult Learning (Harrogate) 24 January – 28 March 2018 (not 14 February); 4/20 at Shipley College 11 January – 22 March 2018 (not 15 February)
31/12/17: 2017 updated in Career
28/12/17: The Use of SDi in Psychotherapy added to Writings
15/12/17: 13/12/17: minor update to Meta-States & the Cognitive Triad in Theory
11/12/17: 3 new comments in Learner Perspectives: Recent Workshops
03/11: introductory page to Career updated.
23/10/17: new comment on tbe Blog post Schizophrenia and the Tragic Story of Moby Grape
21/10/17: minor update to Humberside MESH Network in Career
15/10/17: minor update to Humber MeshWORKS in Career
08/10/17: minor update to HemsMESH in Career
30/08/17: Tuition page relaunched as Tuition: AQA Psychology/Sociology
28/08/17: new comment on the Blog: Fare Thee Well, Christopher Cowan!
29/07/17: comment on Carla White’s ‘guest blog’: Online Censorship: where do we draw the Line?
12/07/17: new comment on How the Plutocrats are waging War on the Bureaucrats… in Articles
02/06/17: new comment on the Blog post: Breaking-Up Britain needs a National MeshWORK
19/05/17: Symbolic Interactionism updated in Theory
17/05/17: update to Social Change in Society
06/05/17: new comment on the Blog post: 8 June: Time for a Change!
31/03/17: minor update to The Biological Impetus to Attachment
11/03/17: new comment on Graves Comparison Map in Theory
16/02/17: new comment on Clare W Graves’s research
31/01/17: new Blog: My SAD Experience
28/01/17: new comment on the Integrated SocioPsychology overview
10:/01/17 Modernisation Theory vs Stratified Democracy updated in Global
21/12/16: new comment on The Gernia Variation
13/11/16: What is Globalisation? relaunched in Global
05/12/16: new Blog post: Putin, Trump and the Endgame for Syria
16/11/16: minor update to About Me…
09/11/16: further update to Is Collectivism being overtaken by Individualism? in Global
03/11/16: Social Control updated in Crime & Deviance and new comment on the Blog post: Is Theresa May going to bring about a Constitutional Crisis?
24/10/16: new comment on Spiral Dynamics & the Enneagramme
19/10/16: new comment on the Blog post: Why Brexit makes Me SO ANGRY!!
22/09/16: How to build a MeshWORK updated
21/09/16: page on MeshWORKS updated
16/09/16: comment on Underclass: the Excreta of Capitalism
23/08/16: Stages of Infant Attachment updated in Lifespan
19/08/16: Strange Situation updated in Lifespan
21/07/16: new comment on the Blog post: Whither the EU..?
13/07/16: comment on the Blog post: So the Turkeys did vote for Christmas?!?
08/07/16: new comment on The Trouble with Tribalism… in Articles
26/06/16: new comment on the Blog: The REAL Reason for staying in the EU
23/06/16: Psychosocial Development updated
17/06/16: Attribution Theory updated
13/06/16: The Process of Change updated in Articles
11/06/16: minor update to NLP+ Communication Model in Theory
26/05/16: Leadership – a SocioPsychological Perspective updated in Articles
25/05/16: vMEME Stacks updated in Theory
23/05/16: further minor update to TURQUOISE/Transcendence
17/05/16: vMEMES updated in Theory
16/05/16: Theory FAQ on the relationship between Graves, Spiral Dynamics and SDi updated
10/05/16: Selfplex Defence Mechanisms updated in Theory
08/05/16: Selfplex updated in Theory
02/05/16: Reciprocal Determinism updated in Theory
06/04/16: new comment on the Blog: The Mamas & The Papas: Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll or Incest, Addiction and Unreleased Albums
04/04/16: minor update to Meta-States & the Cognitive Triad in Theory
30/03/16: new comment on the Blog: De Menezes: was it Policy pulled the Trigger?
15/03/16: Social Change updated in Society
09/02/16: new comment on Epigenetics in Theory
04/02/16: Dimensions of Temperament updated in Theory
22/01/16: new comment on the Blog: Cuba on the Cusp…?
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
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