A New General Theory of Behaviour

Science is beautiful when it makes simple explanations of phenomena or connections between different observations.  Examples include the double helix in biology and the fundamental equations of physics.

Stephen Hawking

A General Theory of Behaviour offers a whole new perspective on the Science of Psychology. The focus of the theory is psychological homeostasis, an almost ‘magical’ principle with revolutionary significance. This theory offers to unify Psychological Science under a single umbrella.

Any theory that makes novel predictions is regarded as successful. There is a huge potential to test novel predictions. In my original formulation there are 20 principles and 80 empirical propositions, all receiving strong empirical support (Marks, 2018).

Stevan Hobfoll, Rush University Medical Centre, states: “Marks brings exceptional insights and a driving logic to bear to navigate through many fragmented theories of behaviour that are by their nature partial and limited.  It is not that these more fragmented theories are not often important, but that we need the grander theory to hold disparate ideas together.  Marks does so convincingly and in a way that is testable, refutable, and often even entertaining.

Janine Crosbie, Psychology Lecturer, University of Salford, has stated: “In ‘A General Theory of Behaviour, David Marks has applied scientifically established theory to conceptualize disparate areas of Psychology in a manner that both unifies and brings greater insight, establishing this book as a milestone text of the 21st century.”

Scott Barry Kaufman, University of Pennsylvania states: The field of psychology has many theories, but no General Theory. The unifying theory David Marks presents, along with the 20 principles, provide rich soil for further testing and opens up exciting avenues for psychology.”

New researchers doing projects for their bachelors, masters or PhDs are free to join the Homeostasis Project. Please contact me for further details using the form below.


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