Academic Publications

The Tree of Knowledge System is a new theory of scientific knowledge that offers new ways to effectively define mind, behavior, and science. That is, the ToK System is a TOK (i.e., a Theory Of Knowledge) that can solve the problem of psychology. It has been the failure to effectively solve the problem of psychology that has been the major conceptual stumbling block that prevented the academy from achieving what E. O. Wilson called "consilience", which refers to a coherent vision of knowledge and understanding that links the natural sciences, the social sciences, and the humanities. By offering a coherent vision of reality and science that stretches from the big bang to the present and from quantum perturbations to cultural movements while also solving the problem of psychology, the ToK allows for signficant steps toward consilience to be achieved.

ToK as New Map of Big History.pdf
Defining Behavior PTB Paper.pdf
Toward a Metaphysical Empirical chapter.pdf
Psych Defined.pdf
Toward a useful mass movement.pdf

Following the demise of the so-called grand theories offered by luminaries like Sigmund Freud, B. F. Skinner, and Carl Rogers, the field of psychology largely gave up its early aspirations to paint a broad picture of the human condition, and now the discipline focuses primarily on empirical problems that have a relatively narrow scope. The consequence has been a proliferation of interesting findings with no real capacity to answer big questions or to generate a shared general understanding of the human condition. This book seeks to change the status quo and offers up a new unified theory of psychology that redefines the science and the profession and paints a new picture of human nature in the process.

See here for copies of the book chapters.

The Tree of Knowledge System is the "descriptive metaphysical system" for the Unified Metapsychology Framework. As a whole, the Unified Framework consists of the eight ideas of: 1) The ToK System; 2) Justification Systems Theory; 3) Behavioral Investment Theory; 4) the Influence Matrix; 5) Character Adaptation Systems Theory; 6) The Wheel of Development; 7) The Nested Model of Well-Being; and 8) the CALM-MO approach to psychological mindfulness. Here are some academic publications of these ideas.

Nested Model.pdf