The General Theory of Behaviour IV: Homeostasis, Balance and Stability

Welcome to this post, the 4th in a series about the General Theory of Behaviour published by the author in 2018 (Marks, 2018, SAGE Publications London).  The General Theory describes and defines psychological homeostasis as a fundamental process in behaviour and motivation, reintroducing Psychology to natural science. The General Theory has significant  implications for methodology, epistemologyContinue reading “The General Theory of Behaviour IV: Homeostasis, Balance and Stability”

Columbo, the Paranormal and Science — Reason, Religion and Science

To identify and apprehend criminals, all detectives are compelled to rely to a greater or lesser extent on science – particularly forensic science, that is to say, science used in courts of law. Nowadays, scientists at state-owned forensic laboratories perform essential investigations to assist the police and give expert evidence in court in support of […]Continue reading “Columbo, the Paranormal and Science — Reason, Religion and Science”

Chimpanzees Treat Each Other’s Wounds with Insects, Study Finds

Source: USA Today – World NewsIt has been long known chimpanzees are an evolving and smart species, but have they learned how to use their own … Chimpanzees Treat Each Other’s Wounds with Insects, Study Finds

The Origins of Subjective Anomalous Experience

Text and Figures 2.1 -2.4 © David F Marks, 2022 Reproduced from Chapter 2 of Psychology and the Paranormal by David F Marks (2020), Sage, London. In any developed science, there is, of necessity, a wide gap between the diverse facts of observation and those few types of observed fact which form the basis ofContinue reading “The Origins of Subjective Anomalous Experience”

Mental Imagery, Creativity and Planetary Survival

This post discusses one of the foundations of human creativity – mental imagery – and its role in human and planetary survival. The post is based on a Keynote Presentation I gave to the Japanese Imagery Association, University of Sapporo, Japan, in August, 2010. Mental imagery – seeing in the “mind’s eye” – can beContinue reading “Mental Imagery, Creativity and Planetary Survival”