Hurts and Injuries

This is one of several writings that emerge from “Black Lives Matter”, and my experience as white, so it is part of How do I learn? not What have I learned? Raw experience is a teacher, so the accounts will be personal to me, they may show ignorance, they may offend, or bring shame. The … More Hurts and Injuries

All The Same

This is one of several writings that emerge from “Black Lives Matter”, and my experience as white, so it is part of How do I learn? not What have I learned? Raw experience is a teacher, so the accounts will be personal to me, they may show ignorance, they may offend, or bring shame. The … More All The Same

Wave Particle Duality

Wave Particle Duality is a concept within physics, and as such is not much referred to outside of science, nor indeed within many branches of science. Think: have I seen it in any of the climate emergency reports from IPCC or have I seen it in discussions of medicine or pharmacology, or anywhere, apart from … More Wave Particle Duality

Transitional Approach to Change

Organizations, Management of Change and Ethical Dilemmas A brief outline of the concepts in the transitional approach to the management of change.  [quite a bit of this is summarised from Ambrose, A. Key Concepts of the Transitional Approach to Managing Change,  in Lisl Klein, ed. [1989], Working With Organizations, Kestrel Print, Loxwood, West Sussex.] Then, … More Transitional Approach to Change

Follow the Money

Follow the Money What is meant by “money”? Many things, and many associations, including emotion, conscious and unconscious. The word connects to so much from value to avarice. These things matter. Money is not an objective concept, it is an abstract idea, put into practice by decisions made. The type of decision made, that allows … More Follow the Money

What can Psychology do that others are less able to do

What can Psychology do that others are less able to do? I belong to an online group called Climate Psychology Alliance – facing difficult truths about climate change and ecological crisis. I wrote the essay below in response to many posts and references offered by members of that group. Without any disregard of the capacity … More What can Psychology do that others are less able to do

Attitudes and Defenses

This is a paper written a long time ago [1990s] for reflection after experiential learning classes  – just want a record of it so putting it up here for now. Emotional Education: Some thoughts on Attitudes and Defenses Emotional Education is about (i) becoming aware of what is happening in our emotional process and also … More Attitudes and Defenses