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You are Dissociating (probably)

You are probably dissociating all the time and don’t realize it. Let’s look at just what I mean by this bold claim.Disclaimer: I’m not a medical professional, and although I’m talking about “dissociation” here I definitely don’t mean to give medical explanation or advice about clinical dissociation. I’m going to talk about the same mental phenomena that cause clinical dissociation disorders, but focus on situations and...

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A Model of Ontological Development

In this post I present a model of human psychological development based on increases in the structural complexity of ontology. Or more simply, it’s a model about how human minds grow in terms of how complex their models of the world are. It breaks down development into 8 stages that build on each other, and spans from birth to what, for lack of a better term, we might call enlightenment. I think you’ll find it useful if you’re...