In 2008, the hugely popular press officer at the British Psychological Society, Stephen (Steve) White, was sacked. After a two-year battle with his ex-employer, Stephen White committed suicide. The circumstances of Steve’s dismissal, employment tribunal and death are shrouded in mystery. As is often the case, the Society is the last place one wants toContinue reading “Tribute to Stephen White”
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Aphantasia: In search of a theory
Andrea Blomkvist First published: 01 July 2022, https://doi.org/10.1111/mila.12432 Reproduced here under a Creative Commons license. Disclaimer: Republication of this article by the curator of this website does not imply that the curator necessarily agrees with the point of view expressed by the original author, Andrea Blomkvist. However, in this instance, he does. This is theContinue reading “Aphantasia: In search of a theory”
Professor Michael Eysenck (and the Rest): Give Me Back My Attentional-Probe-Paradigm. Part I
Part I of the story of how my intellectual property was stolen by a group of leading psychology researchers at London University.
British Psychological Society Investigating Historical Malpractice
The British Psychological Society is conducting an investigation of historical malpractice by Society members. The investigation is being held in secret, behind closed doors, and without any independent checks and balances. The Society does not want the public to know about this investigation. Even the Society’s own members do not know the details of theContinue reading “British Psychological Society Investigating Historical Malpractice”
The General Theory of Behaviour IV: Homeostasis, Balance and Stability
Welcome to the fourth post about the ‘General Theory of Behaviour’. The theory holds that psychological homeostasis is a fundamental process in behaviour and motivation. Psychology is here considered a natural science. The General Theory is an attempt to unify Psychology as a discipline that has been chronically disintegrated over its history. The General Theory isContinue reading “The General Theory of Behaviour IV: Homeostasis, Balance and Stability”
The General Theory of Behaviour I: First Principles
Thank you for visiting this site. This site is for discussion of new ideas to advance and unify Psychology as a natural science. Both are only possible by taking risks. To borrow a quotation from Chuang Tzu: “Leap into the boundless and make it your home! * This is the first in a series about theContinue reading “The General Theory of Behaviour I: First Principles”
The General Theory of Behaviour II: Psychological Homeostasis – How Does It Work?
In the second in a series about the General Theory of Behaviour (GTB) I trace the history of the construct of ‘Psychological Homeostasis’ as a universal principle of behaviour. The GTB is a new theory of behaviour founded on the principle of ‘Psychological Homeostasis’. The GTB includes 20 principles and 80 associated propositions (AP). ThisContinue reading “The General Theory of Behaviour II: Psychological Homeostasis – How Does It Work?”
The General Theory of Behaviour III: Restructured Hierarchy of Needs and Wants
The Needs and Wants Hierarchy is an amended form of Abraham Maslow’s (1943) motivational needs hierarchy described by Douglas T. Kenrick and colleagues to which this author has added the process of Psychological (Type II) Homeostasis and made other amendments. The theory of motivation is a fundamental building block of the entire GTB. It describes how theContinue reading “The General Theory of Behaviour III: Restructured Hierarchy of Needs and Wants”
The General Theory of Behaviour V: Entrainment, Rhythm and Synchronicity
This fifth post in a series about A General Theory of Behaviour examines homeostasis, synchronicity and circadian systems in the regulation of arousal, behaviour and sociality. This is a beautifully engineered system where homeostatic and circadian influences at multiple levels are integrated to permit optimal integration of mediators in the internal milieu and external world.Continue reading “The General Theory of Behaviour V: Entrainment, Rhythm and Synchronicity”
The General Theory of Behaviour VI: Learning, Striving and Inhibiting
In this sixth article concerning the GTB, I describe basic principles of learning, striving and inhibiting behaviour. Among other things, it includes the Law of Effect which was derived from studies with cats. “responses that produce a satisfying effect in a particular situation become more likely to occur again in that situation.” Edward Thorndike, 1898Continue reading “The General Theory of Behaviour VI: Learning, Striving and Inhibiting”
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