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Posted On November 15, 2015By hadzantonis@hotmail.comIn 2015-nov-21, 2015-nov-21-fm

Methods in individual and social psychology: Part 1

  Research and work in all fields of psychology, that is, individual, social, corporate, organizational, educational, and other psychologies, as vast and as intricately complex as they may appear, we can approach from a multiplicity of methodological and epistemological perspectives. Any of these offers a starting point for increased conceptualizations of method and methodology in Psychology research. More so, the analysis of psychologies, which serve to connect the various strands and fields of psychology, exhibit and embody common themes and frameworks. Ego and identity, two constructs which intertwine methodologically and inRead More

Posted On September 1, 2015By hadzantonis@hotmail.comIn 2015-sep-19, 2015-sep-19-fo

Layering Ontology: Part 1

When we speak of Ontology, we speak of the nature of being. To ground discussions of Ontology, we would do well to set definitions; definitions which will be contested throughout the discussion. In classical, ancient, and Hellenistic Greek, the term for I am, the auxiliary verb, Είμαι (Ihmeh), the I in the state of becoming, that is, enacting rge self. This has transferred to the English be-ing, which suggests a continual process of developing the presence of self, be. This being then, predicated on the actions of oneself, must continually change, andRead More
I previously spoke about the significance of the PhD candidate becoming the PhD study. What are some ways in which to accomplish this? To ontologically reflect the PhD study direction requires a shift in the whole self, and not solely the cognitive, and hence to life-practice the framework applied to the research. The work required to accomplish this need not be broad in scope, where small epistemic reassessments, as well as those of the self, can go a long way. Intensity and depth of investigation can match and even surpass scope in theRead More
A simplistic view of objects can be beneficial as a pioneering methodology, as long as we extend on this by seeking the complexity of the object, or subject, or domain. After all, we need a starting point. Take collectivism and individualism, for example. The work of Hofstede was significant as a pioneering process, but we now really must move past his work and either refute the work, or build on it, to complexify it. Can we really suggest that everyone in the United State is individualist, and that everyone inRead More