Why are so many people drawn to conspiracy theories in times of crisis?
Verified by Psychology Today
A unified approach to psychology and philosophy
Gregg Henriques Ph.D.
We are facing a mental health crisis because society is ill. We need new visions for cultivating wisdom energy.
Politics is a great place to observe the dynamics of justification.
The three-part Map of Mind defines the primary domains of mental processes in terms of neurocognition, phenomenology, and self-conscious justification.
The Enlightenment Gap is the failure of modernist systems of science and philosophy to solve the proper relations between matter and mind and social and scientific knowledge.
The key variable in the human relational matrix is called the relational value-social influence line.
The Unified Theory of Knowledge consists of eight key ideas that link philosophy, science, psychology, and psychotherapy into a more coherent picture of the human condition.
Part 3: This post explains why science as a knowledge system requires a descriptive metaphysics to be clear about the claims it makes.
Part 2: This essay series introduces some key concepts of philosophy and summarizes the different frames for how we know what we know. This part focuses on how we know.
What is the best way to think about knowledge? This series will help you get clear on reality and how humans know about it.
A brief summary of seven major approaches to grounding our deepest claims about what is true.
The Unified Theory of Knowledge (UTOK) consists of eight key ideas represented by a Tree in a Garden. It offers a 21st-century vision of how we might orient toward wisdom.
This post identifies four different contexts of justification — the con game, the courtroom, the courtyard, and the research lab — and places them on a continuum.
The problem of quantum gravity is well-known. So too should the problem of psychology.
Bildung is a European concept of cultivating character and well-being via cultural and educational development. It should be imported into the U.S. for these confusing times.
The Tree of Knowledge is a theory of modernist empirical natural scientific knowledge.
The unified theory of psychology offers a clear way to define and map human mental processes.
Cells, animals, and people process information and move toward goal states. Unfortunately, the language game of physics is not compatible with describing these basic facts.
A recent column highlights why we need to rethink our institutions and begin to transition into new ways of being in the world.
Meditative mindfulness practices build the "witnessing function" of the mind, whereas psychological mindfulness is more about meta-cognitive reflection.
Pathologist Dr. Waldemar Schmidt answers eight basic questions about the biology of COVID-19.
Metamodernism is the thing that comes after postmodernism. That is, it is the leading edge of culture.
Theory, research, and practice are converging on the best way to adaptively process negative feelings.
Despite a recent argument against the concept, we should embrace strong emergence, defined as the emergence of a new dimension of behavioral complexity.
Different levels of moral reasoning will give rise to different fears and concerns when dealing with a crisis.
Resilient coping involves understanding the situation, accepting feelings, giving and receiving love, and having an adaptive vision of growth.
Different people think differently about major issues like the coronavirus. This post applies the levels of ego functioning to show why.
The dark clouds of the pandemic come with some important silver linings.
From social actor in childhood to agent in the teenage years to autobiographer in adulthood, this blog narrates the storytelling self in 3 phases across the lifespan.
Have you ever experienced someone projecting something onto you and then attacking you for it? This is why.
Why the mind's storytelling ability was crucial to launching human culture.
Gregg Henriques, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology at James Madison University.