Keith E Rice's Integrated SocioPsychology Blog & Pages

Aligning, integrating and applying the behavioural sciences


“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.

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 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.

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

18/01/18: Client Quotes updated

17/01/18: News & Events updated with news of my invitation to be a keynote speaker at the Spiral Dynamics Summit on the Future in Dallas, Texas

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

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

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?

22/07/17: new comment on Is Racism Natural..? in Society’s Prejudice & Discrimination page

12/07/17: new comment on How the Plutocrats are waging War on the Bureaucrats… in Articles

10/07/17:  new comment on Don Beck & South Africa in the Global Case Studies

14/06/17: relaunch of Continuity Hypothesis in Infant Attachments

02/06/17: new comment on the Blog post: Breaking-Up Britain needs a National MeshWORK

29/05/17: new comment on Caregiver Sensitivity vs Temperament Hypothesis in Infant Attachments

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

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

10:/01/17 Modernisation Theory vs Stratified Democracy updated in Global

21/12/16: new comment on The Gernia Variation

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

07/12/16: Biological Factors in Crime updated in Society’s Crime & Deviance pages

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?

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

28/10/16: A Downward Spiral… relaunched 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

21/09/16: page on MeshWORKS 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

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

20/05/16: new comment on Self-Actualisation/YELLOW and minor update to 3 Stage Theories of Development

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

28/04/16: minor update to The Gernia Variation in Society and Neurological Levels 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 BlogDe 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

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