By Gregg Henriques

Summary

Following the death of the so-called grand theories provided through luminaries like Sigmund Freud, B. F. Skinner, and Carl Rogers, the sector of psychology mostly gave up its early aspirations to color a huge photograph of the human , and now the self-discipline focuses totally on empirical difficulties that experience a comparatively slender scope. The final result has been a proliferation of fascinating findings with out actual means to reply to substantial questions or to generate a shared normal knowing of the human situation. This ebook seeks to alter the established order and gives up a brand new unified idea of psychology that redefines the technology and the career and paints a brand new photograph of human nature within the strategy.

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A New Unified thought of Psychology

“The box of psychology is understood for its paradoxical mixture of sweeping scope and ambitious micro-theories, at the one hand, and fragmentation and internecine squabbling, at the different. To this situation, any severe attempt to supply integration and team spirit inside mental wisdom and realizing is heartily welcomed. And Henriques' attempt during this regard is not just severe, yet essentially the most cogent, scholarly, subtle, fantastically reasoned, in actual fact articulated, and accessibly written shows of a unified idea in psychology that i've got visible in my 50 years within the discipline.”

Daniel B. Fishman, writer of The Case for Pragmatic Psychology,

Professor, Rutgers college

“As the sector of psychology has grown, so have the demanding situations of fragmentation and of misunderstandings. This courageous e-book represents a noble quest to supply a large, values-based, and medical framework which holds the facility to arrange our paintings and flow us ahead in robust, new ways.”

Lawrence G. Calhoun, writer of Facilitating Post-Traumatic Growth,

Professor, collage of North Carolina-Charlotte

“In this very formidable booklet, Henriques makes a powerful case for why daring efforts are wanted within the fragmented realm of mental study and thought. even supposing diversified readers will most likely make diversified judgments approximately how good Henriques has succeeded in his goals, it however is an act of highbrow bold that could probably motivate psychologists to seem outdoor the slim confines of a unmarried laboratory paradigm and open their pondering to tips on how to deal with the whole diversity of human habit and experience.”

Paul L. Wachtel, writer of Therapeutic Communication,

unique Professor, CUNY

“Concise, erudite, and sensible, this publication is a manifesto that demanding situations psychology to maneuver earlier fragmented domain names of information to a consilient framework, on the way to enable multi-disciplinary discourse and clinical advances. I recommend all scientists, psychotherapists, and students spend a while familiarizing themselves with the thoughts and recommendations awarded during this seminal quantity through a number one scholar.”

Jeffrey Magnavita, writer of Personality Guided Relational Psychotherapy,

Founder of the Unified Psychotherapy Project

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The Elephant: The Four Pieces That Make Up the Unifie Theory The unified theory consists of four separate but related pieces that combine to provide a new frame for understanding human behavior and the human condition. They are the following: (1) Behavioral Investment Theory; (2) The Influence Matrix; (3) The Justification Hypothesis; and (4) The Tree of Knowledge System. The argument is that with these four pieces, psychologists can achieve fundamental resolution to the foundational issues that have plagued and confused the field since its inception.

P. 125) All rationalizations are justifications; however, not all justifications are rationalizations. We often give reasons legitimizing our claims or actions that do not necessarily hide something else. This book can be thought of as a justification for the unified theory but it is not a rationalization. Likewise, laws and scientific theories can be conceived of as justifications, but are not well described as rationalizations. The Nature of Justification Systems 19 The Nature of Justificatio Systems Although one can always isolate and examine a specific justification, in the real world individual justifications do not exist in isolation.

But whatsoever, after due examination and analysis, you find to be conductive to the good, the benefit, the welfare of all things—that doctrine believe and cling to, and take as your guide. (Jones, 2005, p. 45) In short, I want to be very clear that I am not justifying the advancement of a dogmatic monolithic system to which everyone should pledge allegiance. Instead, I am introducing a frame that potentially offers a general background of explanation that is theoretically coherent and can account for empirical observations, and I invite critical examination of the proposal to determine its validity.

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