“You can’t know what you don’t know” – Chris Cowan, 1998
Updated: 4 July 2020
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, the work I have done and the work I still do in About Me… Being (supposedly!) semi-retired, there are 2 services I still offer:-
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. 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.
o1/07/20: 2020-2021 courses with Shipley College launched: Pyschology – an Introduction: Understanding Yourself & Others 24 September – 3 December 2020 (not 29 October), Psychology Topics #3: Crime, Depression 21 January – 1 April 2021 (not 18 February) and Psychology Topics #4: Dreams, Personal Resilience 6 May – 15 July 2021 (not 3 June)
31/05/20: new Blog post: RED Thinking is not up to 21st Century Crisis Leadership
11/05/20: new Blog post: Could the Political Centre be making a Comeback?
14/04/20: Tuition updated in Services
23/03/20: Feedback/Comments updated
21/03/20: Learner Perspectives: Recent Workshops updated
10/03/20: new Blog post: We might never have a Labour Government again…
24/02/20: new comment on the Blog post: For San and Gillian Baverstock
22/02/20: new comment on the Blog post: Boris and Trump: How do They get away with it?
29/12/19: What is Stress? updated
17/12/19: new comment on the Blog post: Johnson’s Victory does not create Certainty
14/11/19: new Blog post: Remainers need Simple Messages and Charismatic Leaders
10/11/19: comment on A 2nd Tier Approach to a 1st Tier World in Writings
08/05/19: What is Mental Illness? relaunched in Mental Health
30/04/19: minor update to Diagnosis of Depression
05/04/19 minor update to The Process of Change in Articles
04/04/19: new Blog post: Money, Islamophobia and the Surge in Right-Wing Extremism
11/02/19: new comment on Jerry Coursen on Clare W Graves
06/02/19: Diagnosis of Depression updated
08/01/19: Maintenance and Breakdown of Romantic Relationships relaunched in Romantic Relationships
19/12/18: new comment on Blog post: Article 50 Withdrawal: John Major is wrong. There must be a Second EU Referendum
05/11/18: What is Romantic Love? relaunched
02/11/18: new comment on the Blog: The REAL Reason for staying in the EU
19/08/18: 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
25/06/18: new comment on guest Blog by Neri Bar-on Overcoming Intractable Elements in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict through Spiral Dynamics
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
01/05/18: comment on new Blog post: Tom Christensen: a Tribute
02/04/18: TURQUOISE/Transcendence updated in Theory
16/03/18: new comment on the Blog post: Hope from the Tragedy of MH17…?
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
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
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
13/11/16: What is Globalisation? relaunched in Global
09/11/16: further update to Is Collectivism being overtaken by Individualism? in Global
16/09/16: comment on Underclass: the Excreta of Capitalism
08/07/16: new comment on The Trouble with Tribalism… in Articles
16/05/16: Theory FAQ on the relationship between Graves, Spiral Dynamics and SDi updated