Modelling Dictators

Dictators are hard chaps [usually chaps] to study. When in power they are usually unamenable to all reportage except the adulatory. If they cease to be in power, they tend to get murdered, so, rarely available for comment. With so many others, I have been convinced that Dictatorship in one form or another presents a … Continue reading Modelling Dictators

Rep Grid Course

I advertise my Repertory Grid Workshop [under Personal Construct Psychology Association auspices] for October 2nd 2020 and thereafter.  Go to: http://personalconstructuk.org/  and then to News and Events. If you want further do my Contact Form below, thanks. #RepGridWorkshop #RepertoryGridWorkshop

Key Element in how people engage with Climate Science

For some while now I have been engaged journalistically with how people engage with Climate Science.  Primarily, this has been to facilitate enquiries by myself using Repertory Grid.  The overall finding is that people in general are running "stories": repetitions of gloom stories straight "news" stories repetitions of resurrection stories [rescue, preservation] Imagination stories of … Continue reading Key Element in how people engage with Climate Science

Being in the Diagnostic Window and what there is to know about us when we have to look through it for a while.

THE “DIAGNOSTIC WINDOW” When someone has been in the “Diagnostic Window”*, then I want to know what they've seen through it.  I want to know how clear the window was.  How long did they have to look through it and did the scene beyond change during the time they had to endure the wait.  Might … Continue reading Being in the Diagnostic Window and what there is to know about us when we have to look through it for a while.

WHAT IF Fr JOHANN HADN’T RESCUED ADOLF FROM THE WATER

WHAT IF Fr JOHANN HADN’T RESCUED ADOLF FROM THE WATER The question is asked that if  Fr Johann Kuehberger hadn’t rescued Adolf Hitler from drowning in 1894* the world would be different. Or would someone else have filled the gap?  I have to define myself as being on the distinct angle of saying it would … Continue reading WHAT IF Fr JOHANN HADN’T RESCUED ADOLF FROM THE WATER

DOMINANCE BEHAVIOURAL SYSTEM – A TOOL FOR TRACING DICTATORS

DOMINANCE BEHAVIOURAL SYSTEM – A TOOL FOR TRACING DICTATORS One of the most fascinating studies to emerge on the issue of personality and social dominance – the force which drives dictators has been that of Tang-Smith, Johnson and Chen in 2015*.  They surveyed the evidence of scales of psychopathology and, like myself, found little satisfaction … Continue reading DOMINANCE BEHAVIOURAL SYSTEM – A TOOL FOR TRACING DICTATORS