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Requesting general feedback for my book on Psychology

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 I am writing a book on the subject of Psychology.
 Working title is - Reinventing Psychology Using Objectivism : For Powering the Motor of Human Mind.
 
I have completed draft of most chapters. 
Here is the detailed table of contents
 
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REINVENTING PSYCHOLOGY USING OBJECTIVISM

 

POWERING THE MOTOR OF HUMAN MIND

 

[COVER - Bike inside brain. Three roads to study, experiment, and skyscraper. (Representing academic, applied, and technological aspect of sciences)]

 

 

PART 1: BASIC TEMPLATE

 

CHAPTER 1 – THEME

How so far mainstream Psychology has been focused on unhealthy instead of healthy. On therapy instead of production.

 

CHAPTER 2 – HUMANS AND REALITY

Conceptual faculty and its role in survival and flourishing.

Different aspects of reality -

Reality Around Us: Material Reality & Social Reality

Reality Of Us: Physiological Reality demonstrating how Material and Social Reality Impact Us

Introduction to Reality Inside us by differentiating it from External Reality of materials, society, and physiology.

 

CHAPTER 3 – REALITY INSIDE US

Purpose of human mind and its general working through Concept Formation / Classification, Causal Connections, Principles, and their Application.

 

PART 2: FOUNDATION

 

CHAPTER 4 – PSYCHOLOGICAL REALITY –

MEMORIES, PERCEPTS, CONCEPTS, GENERALIZATIONS – Their details and diagrammatic representation.

CHAPTER 5 – PSYCHOLOGICAL REALITY –

NEEDS, VALUES, AND EMOTIONS – Their details and diagrammatic representation.

 

CHAPTER 6 – PSYCHOLOGICAL REALITY –

METHODS their diagrammatic representation, and their connections to concepts, principles, practice, emotions, introspection, and motivation.

WILL and how its different from Method.

 

CHAPTER 7 – Connecting concepts like Methods and Emotions to standard structure of Brain and Neurons.

 

CHAPTER 8 – Evolution of Psychology from Luigi Galvani, Paul Broca, Carl Wernicke, William James, to Freud, Abraham Maslow, and maybe beyond. Specifically, too much mainstream focus on therapy rather than methods. And also extract positive aspects.

PORTION PLANNED BEFORE, BUT NOW SCOPED OUT

 

PART 4: EXPLORING VARIOUS METHODS BASED ON COMPLEXITY

 

CHAPTER 9 – SIMPLE METHODS

Bathing, Moving medium loads etc.

 

CHAPTER 10 – INTERMEDIATE METHODS

Driving to work, Cooking at home etc.

 

CHAPTER 11 – PROFESSIONAL METHODS

Plumbing, Carpentry, Production Grade Programming

 

CHAPTER 12 – VARIATIONS AND SIMILARITIES IN RANGE OF COMPLEXITY OF METHODS

 

PART 5: EXPLORING VARIOUS METHODS BASED ON MENTAL AND PHYSICAL COMPOSITION

 

CHAPTER 13 – ACADEMIC AND APPLIED METHODS

Academic Physics like Discovery of Gravity and Applied Physics like Rocket Models

 

CHAPTER 14 – ENGINEERING AND PRODUCTION METHODS

Designing space rockets or Cars, running  projects and factories.

 

CHAPTER 15 – ARTISTIC AND UTILITARIAN METHODS

Acting or writing screenplay. Carpentry and Pluming. Emotional awareness as variant.

 

CHAPTER 16 – VARIATIONS AND SIMILARITIES IN RANGE OF MENTAL AND PHYSICAL METHODS

 

OPTIONAL PART 6: EXPLORING IMPACT OF PSYCHOLOGY IN CULTURE

 

Essence of Psychology in philosophies like

a.)Liberterianism

b.)Totalitarian social movements like Communism, Salafist Islam, Some strains of Christianity

c.) Environmentalism

d.) Open Source Movement

e.) Available data on Objectivist movement etc.

(Part 4-5 may be combined and this made as part 5)

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I am also attaching snippets of draft.
 
I will reach out to specialists on feedback related to Grammar and Vocabulary.
Here, can you please give general feedback like completeness of content and accuracy of ideas.

Reinventing-Psychology-Snippets.pdf

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I got couple of private responses to my post. Applying the feedback, I will add another chapter. In this chapter I will explain concept formation, generalization, principle formation, and application for concepts of consciousness. In the process explaining fallacies like misclassification of units, wrong connection of concepts etc. This will serve dual purpose. One, it will illuminate epistemological aspects of psychology. Secondly, it will illuminate concepts of consciousness like feeling, thinking, knowledge, methods etc. Plus I will widen the scope of Evolution of Psychology  to more modern intellectuals.

Further, if we look at the history of philosophical ideas, we realize that application of these ideas to specific subjects has been a more potent force in spreading the ideas, than directly applying philosophical ideas to specific situations. For example, during Renaissance, ideas of Aristotle were applied to particular social situations like religious persecution (by Voltaire) or validating religious ideas(by Aquinas). However, its only when the philosophical ideas were used to form specific subjects like science (by Newton, Galileo etc.), or politics(by Locke and Founding Fathers), that the philosophy transmitted much more accurately and quickly to the man in the street. 

So even as we try to apply philosophical ideas to specific situations like COVID-19 crisis and political events, I think contributing to this thread will be a great value-add in long term.

Thanks and Best Regards,

                                    – Rohin 

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