Boston, MA, November 25, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Psychology today struggles with the problem of its research community divided into different schools of thought that are unable to communicate with each other as they use slightly different language and terminology.
Miklos Fodor, a European psychologist (with a BA in business and MA in political sciences) has created a simple, system theory-based concept called FIPP – Fodormik’s Integrated Paradigm of Psychology – that uses just a few, powerful terms to integrate most current theories and models.
The concept’s key idea is to give the subjective view of each person the same importance as the one objective reality that is the physical world. By respecting each person’s own view on his Environment, the concept defines a Self/Environment ratio that changes over time.
An FIPP pattern of the change in this Self/Environment ratio during different activities is described, and has been found to be the same in different fields of life, such as sex and religion, happiness and aggression, altruism, and problem solving. The key to achieving this is the application of the FIPP pattern to focus on differing magnitudes of life’s details.
The FIPP concept fits with the findings of evolutionary biology, by identifying an imperative of communication. This imperative describes the essential need for a person to share their new findings and freshly created ideas to friends, family, acquaintances, so resulting in an increased adaptation ability in the group to which that person belongs. In connection with this, the book describes everyday behavior such as altruism, aggression, sex, enlightenment, happiness, problem solving, religion (Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism), relationships, and couples.
The book presents the FIPP concept in an easy-to-understand way, and provides a formal description of the general model to enable critical research to be undertaken. In addition, a series of articles illustrate basic uses of the concept to present a better understanding of everyday behavior.
The author is also running a wiki (a website editable by its users) – www.psychology2.org or www.psy2.org – where he first published the concept. The book is available in paperback, e-book and kindle formats.
Title: Self-expansion: a NEW! integrated paradigm for psychology
Author: Miklos Fodor
Publisher: Psychology 2.0
Link to book: http://www.lulu.com/content/5001774
Wiki’s link: www.psychology2.org
Page count: 205
Extras: the book contains more than 60 illustrations and 370 footnotes, listing examples from everyday life, and comments that help understanding of the text for non-psychologists
Formats available: paperback, e-book (pdf), kindle (amazon wireless reading device)
Book’s availability for professional review: pdf – limitless; hard-copy – limited
Contacts: firstname.lastname@example.org (phone nr. or skype also available after an e-mail request)
A brief overview of the concept is available by youtube video presentations of: the main concept; two articles; and Psychology 2.0, all presented by the author: http://www.youtube.com/user/fodormik