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Gregg Henriques
Gregg Henriques
Theorist | Scholar | Teacher | Clinician | Developer of Theory of Knowledge
Theorist | Scholar | Teacher | Clinician | Developer of Theory of Knowledge
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Dr Gregg Henriques is Professor of Graduate Psychology at James Madison University in the Combined-Integrated Doctoral Program in Clinical and School Psychology. Dr Henriques received his PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Vermont and did his post-doctoral training at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr Henriques’ primary area of scholarly interest is in developing a “unified framework” for both the science and practice of psychology. He has authored the book, A New Unified Theory of Psychology and developed a popular blog on Psychology Today, Theory of Knowledge, where he has authored over 350 essays on psychology, philosophy, politics, and mental health. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, has won numerous awards for teaching, scholarship, and service, and launched and leads the Theory of Knowledge academic society. He has expertise in theoretical psychology, unified approaches to psychotherapy, psychological well-being, personality functioning, depression, and suicidal behaviour.   

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TOK Society
TOK Society
Exploring new theories of knowledge and wisdom for the 21st Century

Moving towards Enlightenment 2.0

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Founded in 2018, the Theory Of Knowledge (TOK) Society consists of a group of approximately 100 scholars, students, and informed citizens who are concerned with the current state of the academic knowledge and are interested in Professor Henriques’ Unified Theory Of Knowledge. The TOK Society has a listserve, periodic conferences and regular weekly meetings that brings interested parties together to listen to presentations, discuss philosophy, psychology and the state of the world, and to engage each other in meaningful conversation to explore best practices and sense-making systems for the 21st Century.
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Last 50 posts on own channels (YouTube, Podcast, Medium or Website/Blog):

The 5 Systems of Character Adaptation
Published on: 2 Dec 23 in Gregg Henriques Blog by Gregg Henriques Ph.D.

The 3 Laws of Minded Behavior
Published on: 2 Dec 23 in Gregg Henriques Blog by Gregg Henriques Ph.D.

What You See Is What You Look For
Published on: 2 Dec 23 in Gregg Henriques Blog by Gregg Henriques Ph.D.

The Four Domains of Human Consciousness
Published on: 11 Nov 23 in Gregg Henriques Blog by Gregg Henriques Ph.D.

Ten Billion Minded Animals Lost
Published on: 11 Nov 23 in Gregg Henriques Blog by Gregg Henriques Ph.D.

Is Justification the Most Important Word in Human Language?
Published on: 11 Nov 23 in Gregg Henriques Blog by Gregg Henriques Ph.D.

Diagnosing the Problems With the Science of Consciousness
Published on: 10 Oct 23 in Gregg Henriques Blog by Gregg Henriques Ph.D.

We Need a Better Vocabulary for Mind and Consciousness
Published on: 10 Oct 23 in Gregg Henriques Blog by Gregg Henriques Ph.D.

A Fight Breaks Out in the Science of Consciousness
Published on: 4 Oct 23 in Gregg Henriques Blog by Gregg Henriques Ph.D.

An Updated Tree of Knowledge for Philosophy and Science
Published on: 28 Sep 23 in Gregg Henriques Blog by Gregg Henriques Ph.D.

What Is the Will?
Published on: 18 Sep 23 in Gregg Henriques Blog by Gregg Henriques Ph.D.

Treating Depression With Ketamine
Published on: 13 Sep 23 in Gregg Henriques Blog by Gregg Henriques Ph.D.

What Is the Difference Between the Self and the Witness?
Published on: 6 Sep 23 in Gregg Henriques Blog by Gregg Henriques Ph.D.

Is Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion a Religion?
Published on: 27 Aug 23 in Gregg Henriques Blog by Gregg Henriques Ph.D.

Wake Up to the Identity Matrix
Published on: 9 Aug 23 in Gregg Henriques Blog by Gregg Henriques Ph.D.

The Problem with Our Planet
Published on: 7 Aug 23 in Gregg Henriques Blog by Gregg Henriques Ph.D.

How Did Human Self-Consciousness Evolve?
Published on: 28 Jul 23 in Gregg Henriques Blog by Gregg Henriques Ph.D.

Where Are You on the Emotional Pendulum?
Published on: 25 Jul 23 in Gregg Henriques Blog by Gregg Henriques Ph.D.

The Hard Problems of Consciousness and Psychology
Published on: 12 Jul 23 in Gregg Henriques Blog by Gregg Henriques Ph.D.

How Do You Define Culture?
Published on: 9 Jul 23 in Gregg Henriques Blog by Gregg Henriques Ph.D.

What Is the Triune Mind?
Published on: 23 Mar 23 in Gregg Henriques Blog by Gregg Henriques Ph.D.

A New Way to Solve the Mind–Body Problem Has Been Proposed
Published on: 2 Mar 23 in Gregg Henriques Blog by Gregg Henriques Ph.D.

Be Oriented Toward Valued States of Being
Published on: 24 Jan 23 in Gregg Henriques Blog by Gregg Henriques Ph.D.

Loving Compassion: The Why and How
Published on: 12 Jan 23 in Gregg Henriques Blog by Gregg Henriques Ph.D.

What Is the Problem of Psychology and Why Is It Important?
Published on: 12 Jan 23 in Gregg Henriques Blog by Gregg Henriques Ph.D.

Acceptance on the Path to Healing From Neurotic Loops
Published on: 2 Dec 22 in Gregg Henriques Blog by Gregg Henriques Ph.D.

How to Cultivate a Curious Attitude in Times of Distress
Published on: 18 Nov 22 in Gregg Henriques Blog by Gregg Henriques Ph.D.

How to Activate Sage Mode and Start Reversing Neurotic Loops
Published on: 10 Nov 22 in Gregg Henriques Blog by Gregg Henriques Ph.D.

The Neurotic Loops at the Core of Many Mental Disorders
Published on: 9 Nov 22 in Gregg Henriques Blog by Gregg Henriques Ph.D.

A CALM Guide to Reversing Neurotic Loops
Published on: 3 Nov 22 in Gregg Henriques Blog by Gregg Henriques Ph.D.

The Three “Laws” of Human Behavior
Published on: 21 Oct 22 in Gregg Henriques Blog by Gregg Henriques Ph.D.

What Is Metamodern Spirituality?
Published on: 17 Oct 22 in Gregg Henriques Blog by Gregg Henriques Ph.D.

Finding Romance in Reality
Published on: 5 Oct 22 in Gregg Henriques Blog by Gregg Henriques Ph.D.

The Justification Idea
Published on: 27 Sep 22 in Gregg Henriques Blog by Gregg Henriques Ph.D.

A Mindedness Take on the Concept of Gender
Published on: 15 Sep 22 in Gregg Henriques Blog by Gregg Henriques Ph.D.

The Hard Problem of the Psyche
Published on: 9 Sep 22 in Gregg Henriques Blog by Gregg Henriques Ph.D.

Seeing Mindedness in Cats
Published on: 23 Aug 22 in Gregg Henriques Blog by Gregg Henriques Ph.D.

The ABCs of Neurotic Loops
Published on: 26 Jul 22 in Gregg Henriques Blog by Gregg Henriques Ph.D.

Understanding the Core of Psychotherapy
Published on: 27 Jun 22 in Gregg Henriques Blog by Gregg Henriques Ph.D.

This Is a Better Way to Understand Mental Behavior
Published on: 25 May 22 in Gregg Henriques Blog by Gregg Henriques Ph.D.

Do You Struggle With a Critical Inner Voice?
Published on: 3 May 22 in Gregg Henriques Blog by Gregg Henriques Ph.D.

There Are Two Types and Two Systems of Cognitive Processes
Published on: 29 Apr 22 in Gregg Henriques Blog by Gregg Henriques Ph.D.

An Evolutionary Functional Analysis of the Big Five Traits
Published on: 10 Apr 22 in Gregg Henriques Blog by Gregg Henriques Ph.D.

How Can We Define the Psyche?
Published on: 4 Mar 22 in Gregg Henriques Blog by Gregg Henriques Ph.D.

The Three Filters of Consciousness
Published on: 1 Mar 22 in Gregg Henriques Blog by Gregg Henriques Ph.D.

The ESP-A Map of Human Consciousness
Published on: 12 Feb 22 in Gregg Henriques Blog by Gregg Henriques Ph.D.

From Nature Versus Nurture to Life, Mind, and Culture
Published on: 9 Jan 22 in Gregg Henriques Blog by Gregg Henriques Ph.D.

This Holiday, Give the Gift of Calm—to Yourself and Others
Published on: 21 Dec 21 in Gregg Henriques Blog by Gregg Henriques Ph.D.

Two Streams of Conscious Awareness
Published on: 18 Dec 21 in Gregg Henriques Blog by Gregg Henriques Ph.D.

What It Means to Be a Human Person
Published on: 10 Dec 21 in Gregg Henriques Blog by Gregg Henriques Ph.D.

"..one of the most cogent, scholarly .. presentations ... that I have seen in my 50 years in the discipline.”
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It’s also worthing taking a look here. The Tree of Knowledge component of Gregg’s work has relevance beyond psychology.

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With grand, inclusive theories of psychology such as Freud’s now largely discredited, psychological enquiry is focused more narrowly and empirically. This book aims to change the status quo and offer a new, redefining and unified theory of psychology.

From a review by Herb Gintis, Santa Fe Institute and Central European University:

“Like sociology and anthropology, psychology is defined by incompatible competing schools of thought and cannot be considered a mature science, because there is no sense in which each generation of researchers builds upon the core analytical insights of previous generations of researchers… This book is written for clinical and research psychologists, and hence avoids the sort of mathematical model building and axiomatization that is characteristic of mature sciences… Henriques notes that it is almost impossible to define contemporary psychology because many psychologists consider psychology to be a theory of the workings of the mind, while others deny the notion of “mind” altogether, and limit themselves to modelling observed behavior. For this reason, Henriques takes his first goal to be that of “locating” the field ontologically. He argues that there is a Tree of Knowledge with four segments. The first is “Matter,” which is studied by physics, chemistry, geology, and astronomy. The second is “Life,” studied by biology. The third is “Mind,” which is the subject matter of psychology, and the fourth, and highest, is “Culture,” studied by the social sciences. “

From a review by Daniel B. Fishman, Professor, Rutgers University

“The field of psychology is known for its paradoxical combination of sweeping scope and impressive micro-theories, on the one hand, and fragmentation and internecine squabbling, on the other. To this state of affairs, any serious effort to provide integration and unity within psychological knowledge and understanding is heartily welcomed. And Henriques’ effort in this regard is not only serious, but one of the most cogent, scholarly, sophisticated, beautifully reasoned, clearly articulated, and accessibly written presentations of a unified theory in psychology that I have seen in my 50 years in the discipline.”

 

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Recent Videos and Podcasts where Gregg Henriques has been interviewed

This is the 15th and final episode of Transcendent Naturalism. In it, Gregg and John are joined by Bruce Alderman and Layman Pascal to reflect on the series, make connections …Read more
In episode 14, we delve into Matt’s book “Crossing the Threshold.” The discussion focuses on integrating the sacred into our understanding of the world through transcendental naturalism, without resorting to …Read more
In episode 13 Gregg, John and guest Matt delve into the intersections of cognitive science, philosophy, and religion. Matt discusses his book “Crossing the Threshold” and its exploration of post-Kantian …Read more
Continuing the transcendent naturalism series, hosts John Vervaeke and Gregg Henriques, along with guest Jordan Hall, explore the intersections of cognitive science, philosophy, and spirituality, offering a progressive perspective on …Read more
Continuing the transcendent naturalism series, hosts John Vervaeke and Gregg Henriques, along with guest Jordan Hall, explore the intersections of cognitive science, philosophy, and spirituality, offering a progressive perspective on …Read more
In Episode 11 of TN, John and Gregg are joined by the futurist Jordan Hall, who has a long and successful history of building disruptive technology companies, and has interests …Read more
In Episode 10 of TN, John and Gregg continue their conversation with Brett Andersen*. The exchange begins with a brief review of the previous discussion regarding self-organizing criticality. From there, …Read more
In Episode 9 of TN, John and Gregg are joined by Brett Andersen*. Brett Andersen specializes in evolutionary psychology and bridging that with Jordan Peterson’s work on myth. He has …Read more
In Episode 8 of TN, John and Gregg continue their conversation with Brendan Graham Dempsey. In this episode, Brendan elaborates more on his framework for the evolution of meaning and …Read more
In Episode 7 of TN, John and Gregg welcome Brendan Graham Dempsey. Brendan is a writer, theologian and theorist whose work focuses on the meaning crisis and the nature of …Read more
In Episode 6, John and Gregg continue their conversation with Rich and Rita about Oika, the deep ontological continuity, and bridging science, nature, and art. In this episode, the conversation …Read more
In episode 5 of TN, John and Gregg are joined by Rich Blundell and Rita Leduc. Rich is an ecologist working at the confluence of art, science, nature, and culture. …Read more
In Episode 4 of Transcendent Naturalism, John and Gregg continue their exploration of the sacred and extend it into a deeper analysis of strong transcendence. The argument is that the …Read more
In episode three of TN, John and Gregg continue their exploration by bridging from the argument for extended naturalism into the implications it has for elucidating sacredness and meaning in …Read more
YouTube: https://youtu.be/kPoepIa9KqM In episode 2, I show how John’s core conceptual structure can be filled in with via UTOK’s content. That is, UTOK is a worldview that we can say …Read more
In this episode, John lays out the core “metaphysical-onto-epistemological” structure that he laid out in his keynote at the Consilience Conference, Leveling Up. They are (1) nature comes in levels; …Read more
– – – ℹ️ Find out more about Gregg Henriques ℹ️ – – – Psychology Today: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/contributors/gregg-henriques-phd Medium: https://gregghenriques.medium.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/henriqgx – – – 🌳 The Unified Theory of Knowledge …Read more
August 9th, 2021 Wisdom Energy refers to both a frame and a state regarding the right alignment between the natural world, one’s psyche, and the spiritual, wise or transcendent. Variations …Read more
Jim talks with Gregg Henriques about his take on the free will versus determinism debate. They discuss the importance of definitions, the enlightenment gap, the complexity lens, why “will” is …Read more
Jim talks with Gregg Henriques in the third and final part of a series on his book A New Synthesis for Solving the Problem of Psychology: Addressing the Enlightenment Gap. They …Read more
Jim talks with Gregg Henriques in part two of a series on his book A New Synthesis for Solving the Problem of Psychology: Addressing the Enlightenment Gap. They discuss limitations of …Read more
Jim talks with Gregg Henriques about his book A New Synthesis for Solving the Problem of Psychology: Addressing the Enlightenment Gap. They discuss the book’s audacious attempt to explain the universe, …Read more
Gregg is a psychologist at James Madison University in Virginia. He’s a friend, and has spoken on this show 6 times now – mostly because he’s incredibly smart, very wise …Read more
Gregg is a psychologist of the highest degree. He’s a deep thinker and has mapped out a profound understanding of existence. Today we talk about wisdom – what it is …Read more
Gregg is a professor of Psychology at James Madison University in Virginia. He’s a heavy hitter in the game and is the author of ‘A New Unified Theory of Psychology’. …Read more
Gregg is a professor of Psychology at James Madison University in Virginia. He has done extensive work in an attempt to bring the disjointed field of psychology into coherence, and …Read more
Want a better map for how you relate to the environment? Learn the five systems of character adaptation. …Read more
What are the core forces that frame and drive animal behavior? Here is a proposal for framing animal behavior via three laws. …Read more
Do you see the world as it is? Or do you see the world as you expect it to be? …Read more
Learn how to divide your conscious self up into four primary domains: 1) the perceiving self, 2) the feeling self, 3) the narrating self, and 4) the social self. …Read more
A shift in water temperature caused by climate change caused 10 billion crabs to starve to death. …Read more
What is the most important word to understand in human language? This post justifies the case for “justification.” …Read more
The science of consciousness faces severe conceptual problems. A new unified theory of knowledge can help point the way toward better understanding. …Read more
To advance consciousness research, we need to differentiate subjective conscious experience in animals with brains, Mind2, from the broad meaning of consciousness. …Read more
A fight has broken out in the field of consciousness research. An open letter signed by more than 100 scientists claimed a leading theory was “pseudoscience.” …Read more
In 1644, René Descartes described a tree of knowledge. How does it align with the modern Tree of Knowledge System? …Read more
The will is an important concept that can help you think about how you get to where you want to go. …Read more
The combination of ketamine and psychotherapy might be an especially effective combination for treating depression. …Read more
Do you know the difference between witness consciousness and the self? Practice toggling between self and pure awareness. …Read more
John McWhorter argues diversity, equity, and inclusion is a new religion. Is he right? …Read more
The identity matrix is the process of identifying things in the world, identifying with them, and then investing in that meaning going forward. Learning to see it can be helpful. …Read more
Minded animals are different from living organisms. …Read more
The dynamic of asking and answering questions drove human self-consciousness in a new direction. …Read more
How do we find the “right relation” to our emotions? See where you are on the emotional pendulum that swings between being over-regulated and under-regulated. …Read more
The hard problem of psychology is even more important than the hard problem of consciousness. …Read more
Vice President Harris was asked to define “culture,” but she stumbled through it and was criticized. Here’s how she might have answered more clearly. …Read more
The triune brain is a popular but flawed model in neuroscience. However, the triune mind works very well in psychology. …Read more
The mind-body problem is one of the most central problems in philosophy and science. …Read more
Central to living an adaptive and fulfilling life is being motivated toward valued states of being in the short and long term. …Read more
Cultivating a loving compassionate attitude is a crucial part of having a healthy, adaptive mindset. …Read more
What is Wisdom Energy and how does UTOK represent it? See this blog and find out: https://link.medium.com/rTmxBfkVNyb …Read more
Hi Folks, Today at noon I will be talking about the Unified Theory of Knowledge at the first ARC Salon event. Here is the link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84772110668 …Read more
The video library with all of the Consilience Conference’s recordings available for purchase for only $29.95. You can purchase access to the videos at the following UTOK Circle page: https://utok.circle.so/c/utokcon-video-library/ If you have not joined UTOK Circle yet, here: Start Here | UTOK Circle …Read more
Check out this excellent blog by Marcia Gralha on how UTOK helps us make sense out of the days of the week! https://link.medium.com/f08b0bWXIyb …Read more
Tomorrow at 5:00 pm Eastern, there will be a reflection on the Consilience Conference at the UTOK Circle: Here is the UTOK Circle home https://utok.circle.so/home If you want to join our circle, start here: https://utok.circle.so/c/start-here/ …Read more
Check out this UTOKing with Gregg where I interview @Ethan5TMIntl and we explore our work and show to build bridges between the sciences and humanities https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQsfA9SZk-8 …Read more
I just published The Educational Infinity Loop and the Seven Approaches to Finding Truth https://link.medium.com/baXcrswusyb …Read more
Don’t ask: What is the mind? Ask: What is the triune mind? This blog explains why: https://www.psychologytoday.com/intl/blog/theory-of-knowledge/202303/what-is-the-triune-mind …Read more
Had a great first day at the Consilience Conference. Looking forward to day 2! If you are interested, register here: https://tinyurl.com/utokconf …Read more
The Consilience Conference is heating up with over 325 people registered. Be sure to register soon as slots are limited to 500 https://tinyurl.com/utokconf …Read more
I was on the Elevating Consciousness podcast with @artemzen. He was a great host and I thought it was a valuable conversation. Please check it out: https://www.artemzen.com/all_podcast/gregg-henriques-the-problem-of-psychology/ …Read more
Check out my podcast, Solving the Problem of Psychology, with Mahon McCann: https://youtu.be/7TSxgIYVApE …Read more
As part of my ongoing efforts to help shine the light on the problem of psychology, I put up this short blog today: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/theory-of-knowledge/202303/a-new-way-to-solve-the-mind-body-problem-has-been-proposed …Read more
RT @jim_rutt: 🎙️w/ @henriqgx, pt 3 on *A New Synthesis for Solving the Problem of Psychology.* Behavioral investment theory, evolution of mental behavior, the influence matrix, @vervaeke_john’s 4P/3R, integrating meta-theories, bullshit & social epistemology, & more. https://www.jimruttshow.com/gregg-henriques-4/ …Read more
Please check out this UTOKing with Layman Pascal where we explore spirituality, predictive processing and constructive opponent processes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2Qql76udUA …Read more
Part III of my Jim Rutt podcast series, titled Addressing the Enlightenment Gap, is out: https://www.jimruttshow.com/gregg-henriques-4/ Listen for how Jim compares this book to Kant near the end 😀 …Read more
Please check out this podcast with @tim_adalin, where he invited me to his “Elder Circle” to reflect on health and pathology in our current times from a UTOK vantage point. I really enjoyed it https://youtu.be/CS6KcBMjkts …Read more
Check out this clip with @vervaeke_john on the Consilience Conference (register here: https://tinyurl.com/utokconf) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntRKn1IkcFM&t=2s …Read more
Consilience: Unifying Knowledge and Orienting Toward a Wisdom Commons will bring together over 40 speakers in a free, online conference, open to the public. It will be March 17-18, 9 am to 4pm Eastern. Click here to register: https://tinyurl.com/utokconf …Read more
Check out this interview on Integral Stage about A New Synthesis for Solving the Problem of Psychology https://youtu.be/-vaFx6zSa0c …Read more
Check out this UTOKing with @vervaeke_john on After Socrates, my new book, and the upcoming consilience conference, March 17-18 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIcYCt0mKpU …Read more
Yes, Matt! It is “captain obvious” and is totally well-known and is super important and nobody cares. I love this tweet! https://twitter.com/MattSearles/status/1621905792310861824 …Read more
If you want a good summary of UTOK, please check out this fun and informative discussion on the Idea Cast Podcast, hosted by Justin McSweeny: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-ah7TM0AZs&feature=youtu.be …Read more
Check out the final blog on our CALM-MO series, this one on valued states of being https://www.psychologytoday.com/intl/blog/theory-of-knowledge/202301/be-oriented-toward-valued-states-of-being#_=_ …Read more
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