User:John Bessa

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GO: Group outcomes[edit]

Appropriately, my most recent topic, beneficial group outcomes (7-012), has been the effect of conflict in group outcomes for a former mental patient rehabilitation "house" or "club." The wiki is called "GO: Group outcomes" and I will ultimately present it as a group organization "how to" on Wikibooks. As a "sparse wiki" that applies amazingly to all types of groups (especially production groups), it can be "colored" in anyway a reader wishes, and possibly "purposed" for gains, even finances, though it is meant to be purposeless (or app-less), and thus universally applicable (like program modules/code libraries) User:John_Bessa/GO:_group_outcomes.

The next step in this evolution will be to fold-in material that is closer to my personal worldview (especially in terms of recovery): self-concept (such as self-esteem and -efficacy), and the parallel group object, which is group concept.

Note: this document is also available for printing (and corporate distribution) in ms word doc format: GO_Group_outcomes.docx

Dialectical writing[edit]

My 2nd recent writing (4-012) has been a critical inquiry of the Occupy phenomena in real time. The material is composed on FaceBook and is shared with "Occupiers" as it is written for critical response. It is written from the perspective that the very problems that the Occupy movement is attempting to change exist with in the Occupy movement, leaderless as it supposedly is. With FB provided time and material, this "copy of the problem" presented itself as a process (rather than a goal as Occupy is self-described as "rudderless"). I am presenting my dialect writing here, as I hope it can illuminate this, the most important influence on Western (if not all) Civilization in the context of the breadth of its influence: User:John Bessa/Dialectic.

This document is also presented with the supporting matieral in a blog format here.

Author's note[edit]

I am presently "hanging" here because of conflict in the Wikiversity. I will write about it sometime, and what I learned (and why my family forced me to back off) may be a shocker, but it will have to wait. Interestingly, what we tentitively described in terms of farily paranoid and extreme narcissistic egotism is actually easily explained in terms of the Dialectic (below), and even further explained by my CBT (or metacognitive) master's course (last one).

Metacognition[edit]

I may write about metacognition as well, paralleling the dialectic material below, because it is in control through endless interjected cognitions (Carl Rogers) especially the one were endless questionable causal relationships add up to a single super, or meta, cognition. Also especially interesting is how metacognition is used as a straight word-replacement for executive function and working memory. (In that way, metacognition will show up on an fMRI where the pre-frontal cortex used to be.) Also important is the metacognitive adaptation to mental trauma, which, in short, is "hurt people hurt." This follows the absorbtion of Rogers' therapeutic relationship as the "alliance" and (everyone's) empathy, which, of course, the metacognitiveists don't have--otherwise they would be humanistic. We need to look at the metacognitivist absorption of Rogers' humanism as a red herring to disguise recent bonding with old-school psychoanalysis (re-parenting as transference) for access to (the ultimately-cognitive) rational reduction--the historical dialectic. Every normal person in their hearts knows that this hair-brained headache is to be avoided (albeit a fatal mistake), but this is not about the normal; metacogntion, by its definition, is synthetic: the unnatural, the abnormal, a genetic fork.

..in the Information Society[edit]

The metacognitive is showing up in Web 2.0 (O'Reilly Nutshell Books) where behaviorism used to be in common advertising; perhaps the metacogntivie parallels metaphysics (where meta means super and physics applies to natural topics such as in medicine and physics--thus the supernatural), or, alternatively, it can come from Beck's meta-study aggregation concept (which is the reduction of masses of data to support a single conclusion). Combining these, metacognition in advertising would be the "guided" rationally-reduction of masses of introjection (already in the human brain) towards a single purchase.