No reason to smile – Another modern psychology classic has failed to replicate — Research Digest

What should psychological research learn from this example? First, human beings are capable of self-interpreting, which refer to the ability to determine what are signs out of innumerable things, events and phenomena. In contrast, other species, including plants, or even static material substances, such as iron bars and stones, involuntarily respond to signs. These are … More No reason to smile – Another modern psychology classic has failed to replicate — Research Digest

Stories of contradiction

Management and organization studies have been revealing an abundance of stories that counter orthodox rational choice models. Despite the ability to engage readers, counter-narratives against conventional views on organizations, such as machine, biological/organic, game, dramaturgical, and ritual models, appear to remain to be conceived as context-specific, thus, less generalizable stories or episodes. By focusing on … More Stories of contradiction

Disseminating the triadic model

The triadic model comprised of substances, practices and self is a metaphor on which to predicate mundane thus less rigidly specified senses of consciousness, relatively clear but yet-to-be-substantiated apprehension about others/substances, and self-images. It aims to overcome the familiar dichotomous worldviews, such as mind vs. body, subjects vs. objects, self vs. others, etc. It builds upon … More Disseminating the triadic model

Alternate and diegetic successions between the acts of reading and authoring

Many of us might have become accustomed to seeing our communications with others as exchanges of information. In exchanging information with each other, we might easily think of our considerateness to our counterparts: we care about to whom we are talking, of what relevance what we’re communicating has for our counterparts, or how politely we … More Alternate and diegetic successions between the acts of reading and authoring

Relevance of the triadic model

The triadic model represents one’s ways of making sense of reality by dividing areas of mundane experiences into substances, practices and self.By applying this model, one can better understand how one constructs reality by paying attention to those different areas of mundane experiences. In the area of substances, one is concerned with attributes and properties … More Relevance of the triadic model

Narrative time and chronological/cosmological time

Time is important to diversify possible alternative plots. Probably, it is not very difficult to imagine that if you had 28 hours a day, what you can do would become different even if in varying ways. What time is, however, remains obscure since St. Augustine. I would define time as evidence that human beings are capable … More Narrative time and chronological/cosmological time

Hello world!

In this blog, I would like to pursue possibilities to diversify plots, which refer to one’s skills and knowledge to configure and re-figure a variety of events and phenomena into particular meaningful wholes. We know that as we go about everyday lives, we make sense out of them. Also, we perceive that despite sheer variances … More Hello world!