George Kelly

Main article: Personal construct theory Personal construct theory or personal construct psychology (PCP) is a theory of personality and cognition developed by the American psychologist George Kelly in the 1950s.[1] From the theory, Kelly derived a psychotherapy approach and also a technique called the repertory grid interview that helped his patients to analyze their own constructs (schemas or ways of seeing the world) with minimal intervention or interpretation by the therapist.[2] The repertory grid was later adapted for […]

The Socrates Problem

From Wikipedia Although Socrates —who was the main character in most of Plato ‘s dialogues—was a genuine historical figure, it is commonly understood that in later dialogues Plato used the character of Socrates to give voice to his own philosophical views. The Socratic problem refers to the difficulty or inability of determining what in Plato’s writings is an accurate portrayal of Socrates ‘ […]

Mediating Domains

I recently suggested that the rise of social media has undermined something that a great many Americans value: the ability to slip into a given domain and to adopt whatever values and norms are appropriate there, without that affecting one’s reception in other domains.

Screening Test for Dissociative Identity Disorder

Dissociative Experiences Scale Screening Test for Dissociative Identity Disorder Dissociative Experiences Scale Instructions for Completing this Screening Test: This questionnaire consists of twenty-eight questions about experiences you may have in your daily life. We are interested in how often you have these experiences (only when you arenot under the influence of alcohol or drugs). When […]

Predictive Coding,

...the brain continually generates models of the world around it in order to predict the most plausible explanation for what’s happening in each moment. Cog psychs call this process predictive coding, and they now believe it can account for most of what’s going on in the brain.