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Missed-Understood and the Web of Hypotheses

This video counts as keeper in my quest for laser-focused riffs on adult development lasting less than ten minutes. The one qualification I would offer about managing conversations is: be aware of what happens if you idealize the structural and … Continue reading

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The McGurk Effect

Communications Cache | Videos On my own behalf, I did hear the utterance correctly.

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Typological Shifting

I recently did a short version free MBTI. It showed by Feeling function slipping into Thinking by 1%. In addition, my Extroversion was barely captured–so it would seem. However, I am an extroverted feeling type. The tendency to separate the opposites … Continue reading

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The Primacy of Experience

The body of research undertaken to date is compatible with the position that the “feeling of authorship” is a conscious sensation that is, in principle, no different from the feeling of seeing the color red or smelling a rose. What … Continue reading

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Empiricism

My thesis is that if we start with the supposition that there is only one primal stuff or material in the world, a stuff of which everything is composed, and if we call that stuff pure experience, then knowing can … Continue reading

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Master and Emissary

Iain McGilchrist The last two paragraphs from Iain McGilchrist’s Introduction [pdf] to his book The Master and the Emissary There is a story in Nietzsche that goes something like this. There was once a wise spiritual master, who was the … Continue reading

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Context in Two Shakes

For many, the most significant dimension of affordance theory is its grounding in first principles of Darwinian ecology: an organism and its environs are reciprocally shaped; perceptual features are adaptively molded in response to specific environmental features; both simple and … Continue reading

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Karen Horney I

1. The Neurotic Need for Affection and Approval This needs include the desires to be liked, to please other people, and meet the expectations of others. People with this type of need are extremely sensitive to rejection and criticism and … Continue reading

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Basking In Assessment

Ha ha. I’m XNFP, yet I’m extroverted in the main. It seems to me that there are environmental factors in extroversion/introversion; which is to suggest a degree of isolation may pull a person toward the introspective pole. A short version … Continue reading

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Notes on synchronicity and creativity, friendship, sustainability, and, an amplification of parts multiplying the whole; plus Elvis

SCalhoun, 2012, The Transcendent Function The process of coming to terms with the unconscious is a true labor, a work which involves both action and suffering. It has been named the “transcendent function” because it represents a function based on … Continue reading

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How Creativity Works

Okay, this presents a slim-downed version of a version of how creativity works.

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Intrinsic Motivation

This cartoon gets at the essence of intrinsic motivation–when this kind of motivation is considered to be a simple phenomena, rather than a feature of Edward Deci and Richard Ryan’s deep self-determination theory. The following earlier cartoon, lead the way … Continue reading

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The Spark of the Opposites II.

How to hold the tension of the opposites? Following from the everyday experience of conflict, or dissonance, or intense ambivalence, Carl Jung doesn’t treat experiential matters like this often. The basic reason is a little bit below the surface of … Continue reading

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The Spark of the Opposites I.

(First part of two; reworked from an response offered to Jung-Fire, an email discussion group mostly about Analytic Psychology and Carl Jung. These two parts are in response to the question, how do you hold the tension of the opposites?) … Continue reading

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Folk You Psychology

Philosopher Paul Churchland How to put this, ummm, lightly, and not glom too much of your time? I am challenged to do this. I need to defer from providing way too much context. This is hard because, although the subject … Continue reading

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Reduced Bateson Set I. Set Up; Meta-heuristics

Sometime ago, yet late in my scatter shot intellectual development, I realized five problems fascinated me in psychology. One is the problem of how our brain instantiates and substantiates consciousness. Two is how it came to be that the equivalent … Continue reading

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Palinyuga

The following clip contains a lot of material, if you are fascinated by the conjunction of personality and communication. Here’s the transcript. Palin: like how? What’s up? Kathleen: You swore on your precious Bible that you would uphold the interests … Continue reading

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The Acid Test

Click for the large version and please come back… Rummaging through old computer files, I came upon a series of slides about the Fundamental Attribution Error. Here’s the definition from the The Psychology Wiki. In attribution theory, the fundamental attribution … Continue reading

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Grey Area of Motivation, Alas

Looking through old drafts, I came across a long essay on motivation. The essay was the result of a research project I did several years ago. You don’t get to see it; it’s moment has passed. Nevertheless, motivation fascinates me … Continue reading

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Gladwell Upsets Pinker

The reasoning in “Outliers,” which consists of cherry-picked anecdotes, post-hoc sophistry and false dichotomies, had me gnawing on my Kindle. -Stephen Pinker, Malcolm Gladwell, Eccentric Detective Stephen Pinkers ripped Malcolm Gladwell in a November 7 review of Gladwells new book … Continue reading

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