On the Merits of Walking in the Opposite Direction of Your Destination

By the time many Americans and other foreigners made the voyage to Switzerland to meet with the world renowned Dr. Carl Gustav Jung, his name had become synonymous with living a creative, artistic life. It is no wonder that many creative individuals flocked to Lake Zürich to ask Dr. Young to be their guide intoContinue reading “On the Merits of Walking in the Opposite Direction of Your Destination”

Rethinking Reductionism With Google Maps

“The romantic spontaneity and courage are gone, the vision is materialistic and depressing. Ideals appear as inert by-products of physiology; what is higher is explained by what is lower and treated forever as a case of ‘nothing but’ -nothing but something else of quite an inferior sort. You get, in short, a materialistic universe, in whichContinue reading “Rethinking Reductionism With Google Maps”

How do we Study Personality? (Part 1)

Transcript I’d like to begin our exploration of personality with the word itself, “personality.” If we look into the etymology of the word “personality,” we find the Latin word “persona.” This term has its most recent origins in Etruscan language of northern and central Italy meaning “mask.” So we have the Latin use of theContinue reading “How do we Study Personality? (Part 1)”

How do we Study Personality? (Part 4)

Transcript Continuing and concluding our discussion of assessment and research practices in personality theory, we now come to the clinical interview. Typically, a clinical interview takes place over an extended period of time and goes into either a surface level, a medium level, or an in-depth survey of the individual who is being interviewed. It’sContinue reading “How do we Study Personality? (Part 4)”

How the Self & Reality Develop: What Buddhist Psychology Teaches us About Reality

In Buddhist psychology, we have many concepts that are presented in many ways, in a variety of different languages. The teachings are simply a way of life. They need not be religious, spiritual, or otherwise. The teachings are simply an approach that has proven to be useful in living life. Of these ideas, the TwelveContinue reading “How the Self & Reality Develop: What Buddhist Psychology Teaches us About Reality”

Ways-of-Experiencing the World: How Your Worldview Shapes Your World

The German thinker Immanuel Kant is regarded by many to be the greatest thinker of modern philosophy. There are numerous introductions to Kant and his thinking available, a few of which I will list at the end of these thoughts. One of Kant’s many areas of thinking was on thinking itself. Kant introduced a conceptContinue reading “Ways-of-Experiencing the World: How Your Worldview Shapes Your World”

Pretty in Pinko: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Marxism but Were Afraid to Ask Molly Ringwald

Imagine this. It’s just a decade after the U.S. is withdrawing the last troops from the war in Viet Nam. The nation is mourning the loss of school teacher/astronaut Christa McAuliffe and 6 fellow astronauts who died on the Space Shuttle Challenger. And an actor and former FBI informant on communist sympathizers is serving hisContinue reading “Pretty in Pinko: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Marxism but Were Afraid to Ask Molly Ringwald”

Buddhist Psychology: Introduction to Lucid Dreaming Part 1

Dream Theory Sleeping versus Waking Conscious The dream is not an activity of sleep, rather, it is an appearance of a constant, unconscious, flow of emotions that becomes apparent when the sensory organs are muted by sleep. In this way, we approach the dream as something that we experience in waking consciousness at the emotionalContinue reading “Buddhist Psychology: Introduction to Lucid Dreaming Part 1”

L’Homme Moyen: How the Industrial Revolution Influenced the Social Sciences

“The average human has one breast and one testicle.”                                                             -Des McHale   When the French positivist Auguste Comte received word about a Belgian statistician’s useContinue reading “L’Homme Moyen: How the Industrial Revolution Influenced the Social Sciences”