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Keith E Rice's Integrated SocioPsychology Blog & Pages

Aligning, integrating and applying the behavioural sciences

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“You can’t know what you don’t know” – Chris Cowan, 1998

Updated: 7 December 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.

Knowing Me-Knowing You coverBased 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:-

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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 3-4 years…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.

The front-end software for maintaining the old site has now become so unstable I can no longer use it. Accordingly, the menus on the old site will increasingly point to non-existent pages as the content on them is taken down or transferred to the new site.

Key Updates
07/12/18: 2018 updated in Career

04/12/18: 14/20 places left on the course Psychology Topics #7: Grandparents, Parents & Teenagers at Shipley College 10 January – 21 March 2019  (not 21 February) and 16/16 places on the same course at Rossett Adult Learning (Harrogate) 16 January – 27 March 2019 (not 27 February).

27/11/18: Romantic Relationships: Economic Theories relaunched in Romantic Relationships

20/11/18: Is Sexual Infidelity Inevitable? updated in Romantic Relationships

06/11/18: new guest Blog by Don Beck: Looking Beyond the Midterm Elections

05/11/18:  What is Romantic Love? relaunched

02/11/18: new comment on the Blog: The REAL Reason for staying in the EU

30/08/18: A 2nd Tier Approach to a 1st Tier World published in the Integral Leadership Review special edition Closing the Momentous Gap with a Momentous Leap

19/08/18 Feedback/Comments updated and comment on the Blog post: Has Boris Johnson inadvertently done Us a Favour?

26/07/18: new comment on the Blog: Fare Thee Well, Christopher Cowan!

18/07/18: new comment on How the Plutocrats are waging War on the Bureaucrats… in Articles

16/07/18: Fred Krawchuk’s The 5Ps: SDi MeshWORKS: how Diverse Stakeholders transform Complex Challenges added to the MeshWORKS pages and a minor update to How to build a MeshWORK

13/07/18: new comment on the Blog post The Case for a Second EU Referendum is now compelling

05/07/18: new comments on Epigenetics in Theory

25/06/18: new comment on guest Blog by Neri Bar-on Overcoming Intractable Elements in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict through Spiral Dynamics

13/06/18: minor update to Don Beck & South Africa in the Global Case Studies

12/06/18: Clare W Graves’ Research updated in Theory

09/06/18: vMEMES updated in Theory

07/06/18: Bjarni Snæbjörn Jónsson’s Citizen-Driven Community and Nation Building added to Articles

11/05/18: new comment on Enoch Powell: Racist or Prescient? in Society’s Prejudice & Discrimination pages

01/05/18: comment on new Blog post: Tom Christensen: a Tribute

11/04/18: new comment in Learner Perspectives: Recent Workshops

02/04/18: TURQUOISE/Transcendence updated in Theory

29/03/18  Hierarchy of Needs updated in 3 Stage Theories of Development

16/03/18: new comment on the Blog post: Hope from the Tragedy of MH17…?

04/03/18: Robber’s Cave relaunched in Social Influence

13/02/18: new comment added to What They’ve said... about Knowing Me, Knowing You in Writings

19/01/18: On Being Sane in Insane Places updated in Mental Health

15/01/18: new Blog: Just what is Nigel Farage up to?

15/12/17: 13/12/17: minor update to Meta-States & the Cognitive Triad in Theory

05/12/17: Separation, Deprivation & Privation relaunched in Infant Attachments

23/10/17: new comment on the Blog post Schizophrenia and the Tragic Story of Moby Grape

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

31/03/17: minor update to The Biological Impetus to Attachment

11/03/17: new comment on Graves Comparison Map in Theory

31/01/17: new Blog: My SAD Experience

28/01/17: new comment on the Integrated SocioPsychology overview

17/01/17: Classical Conditioning relaunched in Learning & Education

19/12/16: Selfplex in Theory and Strange Situation in Lifespan updated

16/12/16: Halo Effect added to Attribution Biases in Theory

13/11/16: What is Globalisation? relaunched in Global

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?

29/10/16: Good Boys gone bad…? updated in Learning & Education

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

16/09/16: comment on Underclass: the Excreta of Capitalism

26/08/16: new comment on When BLUE fails, call for Clint! in Society’s Crime & Deviance pages

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

13/06/16:  The Process of Change updated in Articles

26/05/16: Leadership – a SocioPsychological Perspective updated in Articles

16/05/16: Theory FAQ on the relationship between Graves, Spiral Dynamics and SDi updated

06/04/16: new comment on the Blog: The Mamas & The Papas: Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll or Incest, Addiction and Unreleased Albums

18/11/15: new comment on A Biological Basis for vMEMES…? in Articles

23/08/14: The West and Russia: a Divergence of Values published in Eros & Kosmos e-zine

21/08/09: From Rule Britannia to Cool Britannia to Integral Britannia published in Integral Leadership Review

Old Site Updates
27/12/14: Sociological Factors in Crime updated in Society

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