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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 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.

Is Very Low Neuroticism Ever a Problem?
Published on: 16 Nov 21 in Gregg Henriques Blog by Gregg Henriques Ph.D.

Social Influence Versus Relational Value
Published on: 12 Nov 21 in Gregg Henriques Blog by Gregg Henriques Ph.D.

Does the Concept of Behavior Unify All of Science?
Published on: 4 Nov 21 in Gregg Henriques Blog by Gregg Henriques Ph.D.

Two Psychologies: Objective Science and Subjective Folk
Published on: 25 Oct 21 in Gregg Henriques Blog by Gregg Henriques Ph.D.

Mapping the Human Relationship System
Published on: 20 Oct 21 in Gregg Henriques Blog by Gregg Henriques Ph.D.

The Epistemological Gap and Two Meanings of Empirical
Published on: 14 Oct 21 in Gregg Henriques Blog by Gregg Henriques Ph.D.

Engage in Ethical Reflection Rather than Moralizing
Published on: 12 Oct 21 in Gregg Henriques Blog by Gregg Henriques Ph.D.

Triple-Negative Neurotic Looping
Published on: 8 Oct 21 in Gregg Henriques Blog by Gregg Henriques Ph.D.

New Ways Forward in Psychotherapy Integration
Published on: 5 Oct 21 in Gregg Henriques Blog by Gregg Henriques Ph.D.

A New Integrative Model of the Self
Published on: 30 Sep 21 in Gregg Henriques Blog by Gregg Henriques Ph.D.

The Four Vertical Layers of the Human Psyche
Published on: 3 Sep 21 in Gregg Henriques Blog by Gregg Henriques Ph.D.

Reflections on Race and Critical Race Theory
Published on: 27 Aug 21 in Gregg Henriques Blog by Gregg Henriques Ph.D.

General Collective Intelligence and Systemic Error in Groups
Published on: 24 Jun 21 in Gregg Henriques Blog by Gregg Henriques Ph.D.

The Deeper Reason Quick Fixes and Fads Won't Save You
Published on: 11 Jun 21 in Gregg Henriques Blog by Gregg Henriques Ph.D.

What Is the Ego?
Published on: 28 May 21 in Gregg Henriques Blog by Gregg Henriques Ph.D.

Psychology Is Profoundly Confused About Its Subject Matter
Published on: 18 May 21 in Gregg Henriques Blog by Gregg Henriques Ph.D.

When Doing for Others Is Really About Doing for Yourself
Published on: 14 May 21 in Gregg Henriques Blog by Gregg Henriques Ph.D.

Three Perspectives on the Fundamental Nature of Reality
Published on: 10 May 21 in Gregg Henriques Blog by Gregg Henriques Ph.D.

Why Science is “Mindblind,” and Why We Need to Fix It
Published on: 30 Apr 21 in Gregg Henriques Blog by Gregg Henriques Ph.D.

Four Scientific Worldviews
Published on: 24 Apr 21 in Gregg Henriques Blog by Gregg Henriques Ph.D.

Reductive Physicalism Is Silly
Published on: 16 Apr 21 in Gregg Henriques Blog by Gregg Henriques Ph.D.

Three Basic Meanings of Consciousness
Published on: 9 Apr 21 in Gregg Henriques Blog by Gregg Henriques Ph.D.

Seeing the World Through the Periodic Table of Behavior
Published on: 2 Apr 21 in Gregg Henriques Blog by Gregg Henriques Ph.D.

The Architecture of the Human Mind Diagram
Published on: 13 Mar 21 in Gregg Henriques Blog by Gregg Henriques Ph.D.

Psychotherapy in the 21st Century: On What Can We Agree?
Published on: 3 Mar 21 in Gregg Henriques Blog by Gregg Henriques Ph.D.

There Have Been Four Big Bangs, Not Three
Published on: 24 Feb 21 in Gregg Henriques Blog by Gregg Henriques Ph.D.

Human Consciousness in Five Basic Steps
Published on: 19 Feb 21 in Gregg Henriques Blog by Gregg Henriques Ph.D.

The “Three C Method” for Healthy Justifications
Published on: 12 Feb 21 in Gregg Henriques Blog by Gregg Henriques Ph.D.

Choosing Level 5 Living
Published on: 30 Jan 21 in Gregg Henriques Blog by Gregg Henriques Ph.D.

Mind Defined
Published on: 21 Jan 21 in Gregg Henriques Blog by Gregg Henriques Ph.D.

John Vervaeke’s Brilliant 4P/3R Metatheory of Cognition
Published on: 7 Jan 21 in Gregg Henriques Blog by Gregg Henriques Ph.D.

How to Get Depression Right
Published on: 5 Jan 21 in Gregg Henriques Blog by Gregg Henriques Ph.D.

The “Three Times Rule” for Starting Difficult Conversations
Published on: 3 Jan 21 in Gregg Henriques Blog by Gregg Henriques Ph.D.

Are Animals Conscious?
Published on: 22 Dec 20 in Gregg Henriques Blog by Gregg Henriques Ph.D.

Toward a Metapsychology that Properly Frames the Science
Published on: 21 Dec 20 in Gregg Henriques Blog by Gregg Henriques Ph.D.

A Humanistic-Existential Reset for Psychology
Published on: 18 Dec 20 in Gregg Henriques Blog by Gregg Henriques Ph.D.

Untangling the World Knot of Consciousness
Published on: 17 Dec 20 in Gregg Henriques Blog by Gregg Henriques Ph.D.

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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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– – – 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
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Moralizing is problematic. Engage in reflective ethical decision making instead. …Read more
Negative situations that trigger negative feelings that trigger negative reactions drive people into neurotic states. …Read more
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