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Psychology


Outside and continuing the Conservative/Progressive paradigm, the following material extends the theory to the Psychology of individual Interpretation. This theory represents the interpretation of reality or conception, through the contexts of Ego and Identities, as possessed by everyone.

Mind Science:


Psychology is defined as the reasons, for particular and individual interpretation of reality.

One interprets rain as a blessing for the crops, and another as a definite inconvenience to one's picnic plans. Growing crops is a context for the interpretation of rain. Picnic plans is a different context for the interpretation of rain. Rain means the picnic will be called off.

Thinking-I:


The ability to create change in the Physical Plane is the formation of a controlling-self called the Thinking-I, formed in the memory that must decide what changes to make, and is responsible for those decisions through the sensory system, which is subject to pain, damage and destruction, as well as varied pleasures.

The Thinking-I is a conceptual controller, as a function of the memory, wherein the memory of one's self, as the history of what the Thinking-I can and cannot do in the physical world, is the reference library for all thinking and decision-making.

The Thinking-I encounters a furry creature, compares it to reference in the memory as automatic or volitional, decides it is a skunk and retreats as fast as is prudent.

The Thinking-I as decision-maker is said to be formed and created in very early development, wherein the memory would notice correlations between involuntary movements and changes to the exterior environment, such as an involuntary kick moves a pillow. It would notice for instance, involuntary movements of the limbs and soon learn, by pain as an example, to stop impulse movements that led to pain. It would learn such as the source of food and how to manipulate the body to best serve that purpose. Gradually control of the body would be learned and a conceptional controller in the memory would be established called the Thinking-I.

Interpretation:


Interpretation is defined as the particular Association one attaches to any given subject. Association means mental and conceptual impressions, images, thoughts, words, sensory feelings or emotional content from the memory, which are attached or compared to any given instance of present sensory reality, or to any present mental activity and thinking. For instance: See dog and possibly associate things like bark, bite, breed or guard. Think dog and maybe associate the dog one had as a child.

Interpretation is the particular Associations one may choose from the the myriad of possibilities available in the memory, which are associated or attached to any given present sensation in present circumstance or present mental activity, like 'seaside' can produce any of multitudinous associations from ocean front to restaurant.



Automatic Association:


Interpretation as the choice of Association is defined as automatic or volitional selection.

Associational selections are made automatically in lightning speed, which is necessary for instantaneous response to potentially life-threatening or harmful situations, such as one jumped at the sudden appearance of a snake. After the so-called heat of the moment, the Thinker may volitionally select specific associations, perhaps more appropriate to the initial response. The snake is volitionally identified as of a harmless variety by searching the memory. Automatic association is called habitual, and allows for all sorts of automated activity like walking, running, eating, driving or conversation. However the associative processes of ordinary thinking can also become fairly automatic, when it might otherwise be volitional and creative. Whenever thunder was heard one always associated God bowling in the sky.

Volitional Selection:


Much of the associational processes is automatic and is necessary as such. Volitional selection is the purposeful selection of Association other than automatic. Thinking about driving to work, one may associate automatically the usual way one always goes. Or one could volitionally select new ways to go. Creative thinking such as song or fiction writing uses Volitional Selection.

Interpretive Context:


Context is the organization of the memory into categories of conceptual information.

Salad is categorized as food and not clothes. When seeing or thinking about salad, one will automatically and volitionally associate related mental information such as lettuce, vegetables or fruit, dressing or croutons. If one sees or thinks of a particular salad such as Caesar Salad, a more limited and precise category is associated, such as romaine lettuce, Worcestershire Sauce, raw or coddled egg yolks etc. The Interpretive Context is all associative information pertaining and related to salads, or this particular salad. Volitional selection would be to create a new salad recipe. Volitional selection would be to create a new salad recipe or to fantasize settings in the salad might be served.

Primary Premise:


The primary premise here is that there are two all-inclusive and primary contexts for Interpretation defined as the Ego and Identities. The Ego is called the Interpretive Context of the body, meaning restricted only to those associations that have been formed by the direct experience of the body, either as internal to itself or external, as its environment. The Identities are called Interpretive contexts as created by the mind and thinker.

Because the Ego as context of the body is Conservative, and because the Identities as creations of the mind tend to be Progressive, the Ego and Identities are quite often at war and antagonistic to each other. In the Conservative System, Ego interpretation is dominant. In the Progressive System the Identities predominate. Ego interpretation where consequence is inherent in the body and thus more closely related to Natural Affection. Identities are created by the mind and thus consequence is adopted to correspond to the personification, which determines emotional content. Consequence of the Ego and Identities can be in conflict, such as reckless driving endangered the body, but was an adopted Identity as daredevil.

One and All:


The Ego represents the Interpretive Context of One single body.

See yum-yum Peanut Butter, but alas associate heartburn, whenever it is eaten. However excluding exceptions like the aforesaid heartburn problem, most all bodies of a same species are essentially the same, with nearly identical sensory, vascular, respiratory, digestive or sexual systems, etc.

This means that in the context of Ego interpretation, most people are alike in the interpretation of the world, through the context of the body.

Ego interpretation represents commonality, universality, equality, and the shared experience of the world environment through the sensory system. Everyone in the crowd jumped at the sound of a firecracker.

Ego:


The Ego represents interpretation through the context of the body. Interpretation through the context of the body means how any phenomenon affects the body, as everyone agrees that fire will burn one's hand. The act of living existence is the constant interaction of the body with the external environment, which is interpreted in terms of the context of the affects the environment is having in any given instance. One wears a coat or jacket in cold weather. The constitution of the body is said to be Conservative, meaning its over-riding concern is to continually preserve itself in a same or similar safe and healthy state.

The interpretation through the context of the Ego is an internality representing a conceptual construct of a universal and singular body, which by its dynamic is essentially the same for everybody with minor differences.

The Ego as the interpretive context of the body is based on universalities, unification, commonalities, empathy, similarities, ethics, cooperation, sharing, compassion, love or sacrifice. By the body, everybody is everybody, with heart, lungs, brains, and nearly a universality of the facilities of sight, smell, hearing, taste and feel.

Identities:


The Identities represent the Interpretive Context for any number, to all possible personifications, that can be adopted by a single individual, or any and all as states of mind. [One] represents the singular body, and the [All] represents the potentiality for the single mind to create all Identities and personifications.

By adopting the various objectives and corresponding values that characterize various Identities as states of mind, the One individual can adopt or create various personifications distinct from the singular body. Persons can adopt the Identities of Chef, Animator, Auctioneer, Monk or Mortgage Broker, Skydiver or Spy. These Identities can correspond or conflict with the Ego. A Chef may more readily correspond to the Ego than a Skydiver. Identities can be individual, antagonistic, conflicting or hostile to the Ego, and the Identities of others. Identities such as racist, religious fanatic, con-artist and thief will conflict with other personifications.

The Identities represent interpretation through the contexts of personifications created by the mind, of which any number can be created, such as cowboy, conductor, painter or lawyer.

Identities may correspond to Conservative tenants like 'early to bed, early to rise', but because they are creations of the mind, without the necessity of actual physical embodiment, like one imagined themselves to be a future rock star, and because Identities are usually adopted as correspondences to the accomplishment of objectives, like firemen fight fires, Identities may be created for the sole purpose of progressive goals, as more than simple maintenance. The Identity was an all-night gambler.

The the mind can create any number of Identities, that may or may not be grounded in reality, like the difference between taxi driver, who has the imagined persona of race car driver.

Identities for the most part are based on externalities to the body, as Identifications and personifications based on objectives, as skill, professions, achieving goals or wannabe.

Most Identities are upstanding, however with the Progressive System, Identities are used to achieve distinction, separation and superiority over the context of the Ego-body, creating antagonistic dualities between body and mind.

Internal and External Authority:


Internal Authority is called all the resource information as pertains to the body contained in the memory, as the Interpretive Context of he Ego.

The body is an internality to the external environment, wherein interpretation and decision-making originates in reference to the self, as one admits one does have the strength to to climb the cliff, although the go ahead.

Internal Authority also can refer to self-decision, in which the individual may make the choice to hike alone, without resorting to External Authority, in this case being contrary advice from family and friends as retained in the memory, but the source of which is external to the individual self.

External Authority is called all resource information as pertains to Identities which are based on personifications with objectives as created by the mind.

The adoption of the Identity of soldier may have no relationship to one's self, as the personal constitution of the body, but may be created because of family expectations maintaining tradition. The Identity of soldier is in this case is External Authority, as adopted by the mind and Thinking-I, for reasons perhaps outside the individual's personal predilections.

Primary Interpreter:


The Ego and Identities are both contained in the conceptual make-up of every individual, as Interpretive Contexts of the Thinking-I, which can switch between contexts at will.

Great concern is taken in the preparation of one's dinner, which is a priority of the Ego, while at the same time one is watching the news, with as external Interpretive Identity of politician. The Ego as Prime Interpreter is what concerns the sphere of the body, as what is called Internal Authority. Women can be said as a generality to be more concerned with Ego related issues, such hearth and home, children, food, health or romance.

When the Ego is the primary interpreter, it is called a propensity to Conservative Interpretive Context.

This is said to be Internal Authority, wherein the body is governed primarily by prohibitions for safety sake, and the conservative continuance of the self in a same or similar manner, but definitely not a worse condition, such as accident or ill-health.

When the Identity is the primary interpreter it is called a Progressive propensity.

Both the economics of Necessity and Subsistence and Excess and Profit are objectives necessary to survival. Thus an Identity may be said to have a propensity to be either primarily Conservative or Progressive. A collector of cans for a living would be called Conservative, while a rich real estate developer of course would be Progressive.

Primary And Secondary Identities:


Everyone has varying contexts for the interpretation of reality over and above the Ego. Contexts for Interpretation can be created from many perspectives. After a rock is smashed someone could say, not good for the rock. However most interpretive contexts proceed through the vehicle of Identities and personifications.

A Primary Identity is that personification of which the individual identifies themselves, and the Interpretive Context primarily relied upon and incorporated.

All individuals tend to have more than one Identity, such as father or mother, teacher, driver of a vehicle, hobbies, political or cultural interests, although these Identities are generally not recognized as such. The Primary Identity is often determined by cultural mores, such as 'woman's place is in the home', or 'the man must be the breadwinner'. Or the individual can adopt, select or create any Primary Identity as so inclined such as nurse, teacher, carpenter or beer truck driver.

Secondary Identities:


Secondary Identities are usually not accepted as legitimate phenomenon, like having more than one name or any number of aliases, which only con-artists possess, and the concept of the alias has only recently been legitimized by the popularity Internet email accounts.

Secondary Identities are the Interpretive Contexts of things people do or positions people take.

Secondary Identities include such things as hobbies, club presidents, sports enthusiasts and various amateur pursuits. Secondary Identities are generally self-created based on interests more closely connected to the body, as passions and activities that feel good, like cooking, hiking or sight-seeing historical sights.

Correspondence:


The Primary Identity and each or any of the Secondary Identities may correspond or conflict with the Ego and each other.

Correspondences would be Identities that conform with the nature of the individual body or Ego. A female Identity generally accords with a female body-ego, although the Primary or Secondary Identity of Tomboy may seem preferable to some. An example of conflict might be when a heterosexual Identity does not conform with a homosexual body-ego, and these conflicts may or may not be suppressed. In this last instance the Secondary Identity of antique effete, may correspond to the homosexual body-ego, but be in conflict with a Primary Identity of heterosexual cowboy.

The Ego, Primary and Secondary Identities may each and all be in conflict with each other, or all may be in correspondence, or there may exist some mix.

The Primary Identity of the gangster, may conflict with the Ego as husband and family man, and a Secondary Identity as child molester.

Horizontal Thinking:


Those who use primarily the Ego as Interpretive Context would be said to think Horizontally, meaning side by side affinities, differences, similarities and distinctions as opposed to better or worse and superior/inferior. A bird is not considered as superior to a bug or bear, but as distinct. The mosquito might be of far greater nuisance than the butterfly, but that is not the fault of either of the insects. Human relationships would be based on the similarities or differences of the genetic, biological and socialized character, human experience or various skill capacities, rather than the exceptionalism of facilities, like specialized professional capacities. Social interactions would tend to work as a unit, each fulfilling capacities as capable and making up for the lack of others rather than competition. Horizontal thinkers may possess an attitude of social equality, where differences result from varying experience and background, and they might possess the capability of relating to anybody, based on commonalities of present circumstance and universal experience and Ego.

Vertical Thinking:


Vertical Thinking would be said to characterize the Progressive Identity, wherein the psychology of personal worth is the estimation and assessment of value by Numerical Evaluation from zero to ten, or up and down, better/worse, inferior/superior. Vertical Thinking is the conceptual classification of any given quality, condition or entity as stratification, which indicates definition and instruction that defines how things should or can be treated. Progressive Psychology involves primarily status distinctions based on Consequence which is conditioned upon progressive/retrogressive ranking.

Progressive Psychology:


The psychology of the Progressive System is based on the Primary Identity as External Authority and Vertical Thinking, which is idealized, conceptual exaltation of perfect human character, to which the body and mind are expected to aspire and conform, like skinny models or perfected religious icons. The External Authority as paramount personality is always some degree superior to the natural body-ego, which represents additive base from which to assess degrees of advanced development. The basic psychological factor is that the individual is alway beholden to superior authority to which they must always strive to achieve and maintain as the worker who must always follow the orders of superiors. The selling of Identities is a primary driver of capitalism inducing the individual to purchase ever more enhancements.

Progressive Evaluative Complex:


The Interpretive Context, as the assessment of Consequence and value of the Progressive Evaluative Complex is Numerical Evaluation. Progressive Identities are added to, as some degree more than the Ego which acts as additive base. The Ego as the Interpretive Context of the body, which in its natural undeveloped state is considered as having no inherent Consequence in and of itself and is represented with a value zero. The Ego is the comparative negative base to which the Primary Identity is compared and evaluated. The Primary Identity as context created by the mind, represents some value added from, and greater than the Ego, generally as development of perfected ideal or the accumulation of Excess and Profit, of which the highest ideal is represented as ten. The greatest psychological malaise of the system is low self-esteem, from which many millions suffer debilitating anger, alcoholism and drug abuse, and any number of other complications resulting from misguided compensations of worthlessness.

Progressive Primary Identities:


The ultra archetypal Progressive Primary Identity is based on perfected ideal as God, superman or woman. In the classic Progressive System called 'old world values', because the woman possesses a close attachment to the body-ego, she is officially placed second to the man, considered not capable of overcoming the strictures of the inferior natural body, and achieving a Primary Identity based on perfected ideal. Children as the least developed are rated below, based on the degree of progressive education they have absorbed and have conformed. The authority for human thought and behavior is external to the individual.

In the real world the Progressive Primary Identity usually takes the form of occupation.

'What do you do?' is the common refrain. Occupation means the product produced, and the amount of money generated. The Consequence of each of these objectives is assessed by Numerical Evaluation. The product produced such as health worker, maintenance man or gardener produces a result measured against the progressive idyllic icon. The health worker, maintenance man maintain and gardener maintain conditions as they already are, produce little or no profit, and thus are low ranking with an accordant degree of wages. That which makes a profit gets a higher ranking. An invention may produce a service to mankind or simply be a useless fad which generates revenue. In either case the ranking is higher since profit is produced with accordant increase in monetary wealth. In contrast religious folk may consider their religious Identity as Primary, and any occupational Identity as a Secondary.

Progressive Secondary Identities:


A Primary Identity can be housewife, or it can be a management job. If it is a management job, the Identity of housewife would probably be a Secondary Identity and vice-versa. Secondary Identities if recognized as such would be considered as something less than and subtracted from Primary Identities, but still as some degree of development considered as of greater consequence than the body-ego.

Progressive Secondary Identities

are things like body-building, weight-reducing, fitness programs or health regimines of one kind or another. The impetus for these practices generally do not proceed from the body-ego or from illness related incentive but from the mind, wherein the comparative authority is the muscle man, model or fitness freak, each as External Authority, in which the results of these programs are deemed of greater worth than the natural self. However since these personas may be created by the mind, without consultation with the body itself through inner feeling, many times these can be harmful, like liposuction or facelifts.

Conservative Psychology:


Conservative psychology which parallels and underlies the Conservative Spiritual system is based on the Ego as Internal Authority, Equivalent Evaluation and Horizontal Thinking. The Ego is said characterize Internal Authority, as possessing specific character attributes as inherited with the body, such as size, strength, tenaciousness, quick-wit or slow learner. The Ego represents all those associative attributes that pertain to the physical body in relation with material reality. The Ego is singular, as the context of a single physical body, and that would include all the sensations, feelings, natural inclinations, as likes and dislikes, and the true physical self, meaning that it reflects the innate physical composition: genetic, biological and chemical, which are the natural given propensities of the born-being. Understanding and being true to oneself means discovering one's inner nature called Internal Authority. One discovers later in life that one has a talent and passion for healing.

Conservative Identities:


Ego interpretation through a universal sensory system is the capacity of universal agreement, cooperation, empathy and the ability of all conflict free social relations. The body-ego is Interpretive Context for the body as a universal construct as the same or similar for everyone, which would represent most agreement, such as the lightening storm would dictate that everyone take cover, or the whole family went out to collect berries in the woods. Identities represent individuality and differences as opposed to similarities and universalities of the body. The mind can conceptualize an unlimited number of characterizations both actual and imagined. Conservative Identities as creations of the mind would by natural inclination correspond to characterizations of the Internal Authority of the Ego. Naturally shy persons might adopt low key anonymous Identities which would not involve interaction with the public like night janitor. Very confident people might seek out leadership identities.

Conservative Primary Identities:


If the natural inclinations of the body is Conservative as preservation in a same or similar form, then Conservative Primary Identities would tend to correspond to the in-born characteristics of the body, said to be inherited genetic, biological and perhaps spiritual propensities. The Primary Identity of the Conservative would tend to conform to inner as-born character traits as opposed to creations of the mind for the purposes of conceptual progressive ideal. One would not adopt the identity of body-builder or skinny model. If one is born with a slow and ponderous body, one is limited in physical capacity and thus any Identities adopted might tend to conform to those natural propensities, such as the Identities of clerk, librarian or accountant. One could be said to born with specific natural inclinations which if discovered and pursued may become passions in life. While all along one pursued fortune through real-estate but was never very happy, later in life discovered water color which gave infinite inner satisfaction.

Conservative Secondary Identities:


As with Progressive Secondary Identities as personifications other than primary, Conservative Secondary Identities are Interpretive Context as alternate personifications which would correspond to the conservative body-ego. It could be said that based on the commonalities of the Ego interpretation, that everyone knows and should be able communicate with everyone else, in the sense that everyone shares a similar sensory system and commonalities of experience. Conservative Secondary Identities can take the form of communicative contexts with others, as one should be able to talk to most others provided the conversation is limited to what is shared like food, sports, weather, health, the current environment, or mutually shared experience such as traffic congestion.

It could also be said that the facility of empathy derives from the associational affinities of Ego interpretation, as opposed to the necessity for the creation of such empathetic Identities, as particularly many religious doctrines would have one believe, as the precept of the body born into sin would of course create human good and evil duality, of which empathy for evil ones might be considered of such difficullty that it would be cast as the highest form of morality. The body-ego as commonality with all others would be naturally empathetic, as what affects oneself would naturally affect all others, such as injury, illness or luck in the lottery. Interpretation through the Ego is commonalty with all living existence. To the extent that one loves oneself is the capability and tendency to love all others.

Mixed Identities:


The theory of the the psychology of Progressive Material and Conservative Spiritual Identity paradigms are described as more or less pure archetypes. However especially in modern technological culture where there are hundreds if not thousands of various occupational identities, Progressive and Conservative Primary and Secondary Identities may be mixed. Individuals may possess Progressive Primary Identities and one or more Conservative Secondary Identities and vice versa.

A Progressive Primary Identity might be one who believes the acquisition of money is the necessary route to fulfillment, as may be encouraged by the greater culture, but which is inaccessible, such that he individual may have secondary progressive identities like gambler and drug user, the gambler to try to accumulate wealth, and drugs to pretend an imminent reality. At home this person may have a secondary conservative identity as father to a family which is conservative in structure making do and taking care of the kids. A conflict of course is generated between the pretend progressive wastrel and a good and loving home-life, not thought to be sufficient worth to suit cultural ideals.