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Articles on Cyber-Psychology, Internet Literacy
and the Online Generational Curriculum
Principles of Cyber-Psychology A new definition of virtual reality, what it is, and how to bring it about.
Social Psychology of Home Page Architecture Notes I have written for psychology majors learning to become netizens in cyberspace. Eventually it will include cyberspace topics on the principles that govern the growth of organic virtual learning communities.
Introduction to the Generational Curriculum within Community-Classroom. With Dr. Diane Nahl, this is our long standing educational experiment in collaborative learning since 1975.
Social Psychology of the Generational Community Classroom With Dr. Diane Nahl, this is our summary of principles and techniques written in 1979.
Creating An Online Learning Environment That Fosters Information Literacy, Autonomous Learning and Leadership Contains a full description of the The Hawaii Online Generational Community-Classroom, with tables, results, case histories, and taxonomy of online skills (1997). See also the two articles below.
Generational Community Classroom: A Brief Overview Talk given to a faculty group in 1997. See also article below.
Managing the Online Generational Learning Community Guest lecture presentation in 1997 summarizing my experimental teaching efforts at creating a "community classroom" through the cumulative use of student reports across semesters, and thus establishing a "generational curriculum" of cultural transmission. See also article above.
Course-integrated use of electronic socializing An article describing an earlier experiment in teaching. It introduces the idea of  "electronic socializing" as a learning facilitator several years before the Internet came into existence (1985-1991).
Course integrated cyberspace learning community.

Course-integrated Use of the World Wide Web

Two articles in 1995 describing a still ongoing experimental course on the World Wide Web. This is a continuation using the Web of the Generational Curriculum Community Classroom (see above articles).
Analyzing Linkage Structure in a Course-Integrated Virtual Learning Community on the World Wide Web INET '95 Conference Paper -- An article with Kevin Bogan that was presented at the World Internet Conference in Honolulu, June 1995 covering my experimental efforts in creating an online course-integrated information literacy program.
Affective and Cognitive Processes While Learning the Internet This is a pre-publication copy of an article with Diane Nahl summarizing the reported experiences of students. Three levels of Internet adaptation were discovered. This is of relevance to information counseling and information literacy efforts.
Articles and course Notes by Dr. Leon James and Dr. Diane Nahl (various topics) 1962-1985 Learning the Library; Taxonomy of Skills and Errors; Cognitive Atlas; Instructions for Self-witnessing Reports; Language Teaching Approaches; Comprehensive Discourse Analysis; Transcript Analysis; Community-Classroom and Generational Curriculum Approach; Daily Round Archives -- DRA Library; Ethnosemantics; and more.
Articles on Driving Psychology and Driving Informatics
Lecture Notes for Driving Psychology Spring 2007 Introduction: The Driver's Threefold Self | Driving Psychology Theory and Charts | Reading List and References
A book with Diane Nahl representing the first comprehensive treatment of the societal and personal issues relating to the way we drive. Covers the history of road rage, the new aggressive driving laws, the psychology of driving personality makeovers, children against road rage activities, and many exercises and tests to help drivers evaluate their emotional intelligence behind the wheel. (2000)
Traffic Psychology: A Definition and Introduction Traffic Psychology has come of age. Every driver becomes a traffic psychologist by learning the skills of self-witnessing and self-modification. The result is a successful driving persona makeover which allows you to enjoy life as a nicer wiser person! This file covers materials from 1985 onward.
Socio-Cultural Methods of
Managing Driving Behavior in a Society
Driving Psychology is a new field of knowledge that brings together all that we need to know to manage the driving behavior of millions:   transportation, safety, psychology, education, communication, testing, civic activism, law enforcement and legislation.
A New Paradigm for a Global Lifelong Driver Education Curriculum A summary of Chapter 9 in our book ROAD RAGE AND
Dr. Driving Says... My various attempts to give traffic psychology away to the community. This Site presents various articles and interviews on road rage, driving personality makeovers, and traffic psychology charts and discussions, including an extensive Dear DrDriving correspondence. Leon James is DrDriving.
Aggressive Driving and Road Rage--Dealing With Emotionally Impaired Drivers This is the text of my congressional testimony to the US House of Representatives, Transportation Committee, July 17, 1997.
DrDriving in the Media Over 400 interviews and radio appearances I gave in 1997-1998 following the intense interest on road rage.  Descriptions of most of the content is available online.
The Private World of the Driver: Affective, Cognitive, and Sensorimotor A behavioral rationale for traffic psychology. Presents a taxonomy of driving behavior in three domains (feelings, thoughts, actions) and at three levels of internalization (obedience to authority; social responsibility; moral obligation).
Principles of Driving Psychology Social psychology of driving | Principles of driving psychology | Test Toolkit for driver self-assessment | Road Rage Survey results | Quality Driving Circles or QDCs | Law enforcement and legislation activities summary | Movie ratings for DBB (Drivers Behaving Badly) | Cartoons and videotapes | Analyzing Newsgroups for drivers | and more.
National Road Rage Survey Results My ongoing online road rage survey results.   The article is updated regularly with the latest statistical analyses and graphs on aggressive driving behaviors in relation to age, gender, type of car, and other factors.
CARRworkbook:  Children Against Road Rage Written with Dr. Diane Nahl, specialist in Driving Informatics, these anti-road rage awareness activities and exercises are to be done by  parents and teachers with their children to increase their awareness and protect them from growing up to be the next generation of aggressive drivers.
Summary Outline of DrDriving's Philosophy and Approach This outline is not only a summary but a hypertext tie-in with the other major documents on driving.
Are SUV drivers more aggressive? Discussion by our students (1999).
Two Concept Papers for Traffic Safety Improvement (1) Instituting a Program of Lifelong Traffic Safety Training and (2) Promoting the Spread of Quality Driving Circles (QDC) for Post-Licensing Driver Self-improvement Programs (2006)
Drivers Against Pedestrians Pedestrians killed by drivers; the "me vs. them" mentality toward pedestrians; Changing Attitudes Toward Pedestrians; Checklist: Your Tendency to Pressure Pedestrians; Checklist: Emotional Intelligence Towards Pedestrians; Sample Pedestrian Self-Witnessing Report.
Songs About Driving Cars on Roads and Highways America's Passion for Cars and The American Philosophy of Cars -- Expressed in Songs About Driving Cars on Roads and Highways -- Spiritually Understood.
Articles on Social Psychology, Applied Psycholinguistics, Foreign Language Teaching, Discourse Analysis, Ethnomethodology, and Ethnosemantics
SOCIETY'S WITNESSES With Dr. Diane Nahl, presents the implementation of the Community-Classroom Approach within the context of an undergraduate course in social psychology. 1978 and 1981.
Discoveries and Inventions by Leon James Here is a list of them with links to articles: 1960-2004.
Microdescriptions of Information Searching behavior Affective, Cognitive and Sensorimotor Domains. This is the text of a research proposal by Diane Nahl and Leon James to the National Science Foundation (some years ago...but I feel it is a basic statement.
The Analysis of Transactional Engineering Competence Chapter 7 of a book now out of print: The Context of Language Teaching (Rowley, Mass.: Newbury House, 1974). Topics include:   The Transactional Model of Talk  | Language Teaching: Elements in the General Pedagogic Model of Conversational Transactions |  Educational Psycholinguistics: Teaching as Telling--Learning as Listening | Pedagogic Ambiguities and Levels of Insight in the Instructional Register | Authenticity and the Teaching-Learning Process | Disagreeing: An Inauthentic Transaction | Authentic Teaching | Antidotes to Disagreements | The Teacher Paradox | The Authentic Teacher's Transactional Profile.
Teacher Training Workshop In Community-Classroom Techniques Theoretical Principles || Benefits of Community-Classroom || What Students Say || Summer Intensive Program || Grading Techniques || Interdisciplinary Research Opportunity || Lecture Meetings
The Third Force in Language Teaching:  A New Ethnomethodological Approach to Discourse Analysis and Instruction A critique of Earl Stevick's psychodynamic/counseling approach and an alternative in terms of transactional engineering. The Appendix presents a workshop for teachers and psycholinguists on discourse analysis and "color wisdom" techniques. The latter are also suitable for those interested in computer generated discourse, intelligent software agents, and machine-based  intelligent retrieval systems.  Topics include:  The Teacher's Kit Chart for  the Ethno-Semantics of Discourse | Principles Relating to the Technology of Discourse | Implementing a Transactional Engineering Program | Exercises for Conversational Interaction, Reading Skills, Writing Skills, Communicative Contact, and Verbal Articulation | Enculturation/Socialization/Assimilation
The Social Psychology of Language Teaching Co-authored with Dr. Barbara Gordon, this article was published in I. Koike (Eds.), The Teaching of English in Japan. Tokyo: Eichosha, 1978.
What is Communicative Competence This brief Introduction to Sandra Savignon's book was written in 1972.  I believe I was the first to use the expression "communicative competence" in the literature, and it is on this account that Dr. Savignon asked me to direct her doctoral dissertation on this topic, and this book is the outcome.
Foreign Language Teaching in the Year 2000 Written in 1980, I take an ethnomethodologist's perspective to speculate on futuristic language teaching.
Psychological Characteristics of Titles This is an empirical study on how students react to titles emotionally and intellectually given various characteristics titles have. Titles (including file names) are important because they are the chief organizing tools for personal information retrieval.
Resistance to Improving One's Health Behaviors An article on why and how students sabotage their own self-improvement attempts at healthier lifestyles. Explores the deep significance of resistance in human mental development.
Applied Psycholinguistics in Social Psychology: An Ethnomethodological Perspective A methodological report written with Diane Nahl in 1977, but still relevant to those who are interested in ethnomethodology and psycholinguistics, including speech acts and conversational analysis.
Principles of Ethnosemantics Written in 1975, this work sets the foundations for an ethnomethodological study of culture using semantic methods of investigation.
Analyzing the Framework of Human Thought -- an Ethnosemantic Application An outline that formally defines numbers 1 through 9 as basic cognitive structures and their application to discourse analysis.
Ethnographic Discourse Methodology Written: 1968-1982, it provides structural imprints of semantic and lexical units: Level of Heights | Degrees of Breadth | Color Coded Vocabulary | Color Coded Subject Headings | Triconcentric Subject Headings.
The Transactional Model of Talk
Notes on Community Psycholinguistics
My attempt in 1971 at an ethnomethodological description of various discourse phenomena:  Topicalization Mechanisms | Identifying Oriented to Features | Register Modality | Structure and Function of Transactional Idioms | Investigatory Practices of Conversationalists | Face Work and topic Oriented Moves | and other issues.
The Act of Composition Elements in a performance model of language.  Written in 1968, I present a behavioral taxonomy of speech acts that is compatible with both behaviorism and mentalism.  Here I make a crucial new and historical distinction:   linguistic competence vs. communicative competence.
Typology of Radicalist Assertions in Psychotherapy and Education Written in 1973, this paper proposes a classification system for assertions -- definitional, categorizing, descriptive, radicalist, objectifying, subjectifying, vacuous, nonsensical.
Instructions for the Study of Transcript Analysis Prepared with the help of Dr. Diane Nahl, many of my students were enabled to do transcript analysis of their own talk using these detailed pointers.
Transcript Analysis in Psychotherapy The summary of a conference paper at the Annual Meeting of the Hawaii Psychological Association in 1982. Looks at how speech act analysis can reveal underlying psycholinguistic functioning. Contains a taxonomy of affective, cognitive, and behavioral language symptoms based on the spiritual psychology of Swedenborg.
Bird Stories -- The Social Psychology of a Backyard Aviary What happens when we apply interaction analysis to birds in an aviary? Their exchanges reveal territoriality behaviors and sensory adaptation that are surprisingly like those of humans.
A COMMUNITY OF LOVEBIRDS Written by student Bernadette Ching under the supervision of Leon James, 1978.
The Psychological Bases of Second Language Learning Coloquium given at Indiana University in 1970.
TRANSACTIONAL ENGINEERING FOR THE LANGUAGE TEACHER: THE THIRD FORCE IN LANGUAGE TEACHING Guest presentation at the Alberta Teachers Association in 1976. || Talk is Spontaneous || Everybody is a Foreigner/Regular || Topicalizing is an Interactive Phenomenon || Talk is the Medium of Transactional Exchanges || Topicalizing—oriented Language Teaching || The Three Forces in Language Teaching || The Pathological View on the Language Learner || The Six Phases of Learning to Talk
Research Findings and Foreign Language Requirements in Colleges and Universities A report prepared for the Liberal Arts School Committee on the Foreign Language Requirement, University of Illinois, Urbana,  May 1968.|| TEACHING METHODS IN FL INSTRUCTION || THE CASE FOR FL APTITUDE || THE ATTAINMENT OF FL PROFICIENCY || THE EFFECTS OF MOTIVATION AND INTEREST IN FL LEARNING || THE GOALS AND BENEFITS OF FL STUDY || Recommended Changes in FL Requirements
APPLIED PSYCHOLINGUISTICS IN SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY || Another version Invited contribution to a jubilee Vol. in honor of Professor D. Kostic, Founder of the Institute for Experimental Phonetics, Yugoslavia, August 1978. || Some Syntactic Properties of Conversational Interaction || The Daily Round Archives Index (Classification System).
Psychological Perspectives on Individualizing Foreign Language Instruction A paper prepared for the Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, Lexington, Ky., April 1971.
Transactional Engineering Analysis and FL teaching: A Reply to Ney Written around 1975. The Relationship Between Theory and Practice || The Transactional Engineering Analysis of FL Teaching ||

Workbook for the Study of Social Psychology

With Diane Nahl, topics include:   Territoriality |  Consciousness | Personality | Discourse Analysis | Psychodynamics | Ethnodynamics | Astrodynamics | Genetic Culture | Relationship | and much more.

Theory-Building in Social Psychology

Chapter 10 of the above Workbook for the Study of Social Psychology.

The Ennead Matrix of the Threefold Self:  Affective, Cognitive, Sensorimotor

How undergraduate students in social Psychology apply my ennead matrix to  their threefold-self in context with their textbook:   Edward Krupat's Psychology is Social.
Empiricism Married to Phenomenology: A Review of Carol Kates, "Pragmatics and Semantics" Originally published in Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 1982, 4(2), 205-10.
The Psycholinguists:
Whither Now?
This is my review of George A. Miller's influential book, The Psychology of Communication: Seven Essays. New York: Basic Books, 1967. (Originally published in: Contemporary Psychology, vol. XIV, No. 3, March 1969.)
American Psycholinguists with a European Perspective This is my book review of Psycholinguists: An Introduction to Research and Theory by Hans Hormann (Tr. by H.H. Stern). Berlin: Springer-Verlag New York-Heidelberg-Berlin, 1971.
Prolegomena to a Theory of Communicative Competence Published in 1969, this paper shows that I was the first to use the expression "communicative competence" which has since become widespread. Topics include: The Competence-Performance Issue | Linguistic Competence and Communicative Competence | The Indexical Nature of Meaning Meaning: A Three-Dimensional Analysis | Individual Differences in Communicative Competence | Communicative Competence and Style.
The Affect of Symbols: Towards the Development of a Cross-Cultural Graphic Differential Published in 1969 in the International Journal of Symbology, 1969, 1, 28-52 (the Journal then folded...), these data prove that a semantic differential scale is possible with pictographic opposites, instead of the usual bi-polar adjectives. To my knowledge, no one has yet replicated this approach--but I hope it is done, as it seems important for the field of aesthetics as well as for the use of culture free affective measures.

Comprehensive Discourse Analysis and Its Applications

Written in 1983, this work introduces a new taxonomic approach to semantic analysis.   When further developed, this approach may lead to the possibility of intelligent software agents capable of analyzing and organizing information. Topics include: The Height and Breadth of Discourse | The Internalization of Discourse | Low-discourse and Mid-discourse | The Synergetic Function or High-discourse | The Affective Domain of Motives | The Cognitive Domain of  Means | The Sensorimotor Domain of Effects | Teaching Reading, Writing, and Thinking | Therapy, Guidance and Counseling | Transcript Analysis | Self-Examination for Personal Growth | Topicalization Behavior | Speech Act Theory | The Format of Dictionaries | Epistemology | Song Analysis | Bible Analysis | Genetic Culture | Religious Psychology.

Comprehensive Discourse Analysis: The Levels and Qualities of Human Affairs

Celestial Organ (Will) | Spiritual Organ (Intellect) | Natural Organ (Emotions and Motions) | Osgood's Semantic Space | Bloom's Semantic Taxonomy | Hexagram Propositions | Uses in Bible Exegesis | Motivational and Sensorimotor Mechanisms | Spiritual Self, Reflective Self, Automatic Self | Field Theory of Social Action | The Threefold Self's 9 Zones of Life | Rational Psychology | Enculturation Training | Simultaneous & Successive Degrees in the Uses of Language and Speech | Dictionary of Graphic Concepts |
A Psycholinguistic Classification Scheme for Discourse and Behavior The Height and Breadth of Discourse || The Height and Breadth of Behavior || Vertical and Horizontal Interactions ||   Applications to Discourse Analysis in Education || The Horizontal Dimension of Discourse
Social Psychological Propositions Needed to Justify Transcript and Discourse Analysis Psychobiology and Pragmatics in relation to discourse analysis.  An outline for a class handout in 1981.
PSYCHOLOGY OF KNOWLEDGE Written in 1977 with Diane Nahl.  An ethnosemantic perspective showing that Community Cataloguing Practices are the data of social psychology.
The Language Teacher's Threefold Self Written in 1982 for an ESL colloquium, these slides review my longtime distinctions between communicative intentions, communicative competence, and communicative performance.  It applies Lewin's field dynamic techniques to the learning situation.
The Propositional Logic of Paraphastic Sets Another early development in 1983 in which I propose a taxonomy of assertions in talk.

Psychological Propositions Needed to Justify Transcript and Discourse Analysis

Written in 1982 it outlines the relation between speech acts, striving issues, intentions, dialog, and relationships.

The Nine Masters of Social Psychology An original organization of topics I used for my social psychology lecture notes in the early 1980s with the collaboration of Diane Nahl.
Summary of Rudolf Steiner's Principles of Education With Diane Nahl, written in 1979.  This is a bare outline of how we saw it then.  Unfortunately we did not continue our studies of this approach. Many of our Notes on Steiner will be made available here in the future.
Applied Psycholinguistics for the 1980s: Student-Done Discourse Analysis and The Videotape Language Lab With Diane Nahl, written in 1981, it briefly reviews each decade from the 1950s onward.
An Empirical Study of the Development of Transactional Engineering Competence Chapter 8 of a book now out of print: The Context of Language Teaching (Rowley, Mass.: Newbury House, 1974)
Psychological and Physiological Aspects of Foreign Language Learning Written in 1970, I examine the notion of surface and base and how these new concepts can be applied to teaching the knowledge of structure and other successful acquisition strategies.  Chapter 2 of a book now out of print:   Foreign Language Learning (Rowley, Mass.: Newbury House, 1970).
Psycholinguistic Implications for the Teaching of Foreign Languages Written in 1970, I examine the notion of language aptitude in both behavioral and neurophysiological terms and give its implications for teaching and learning.  Chapter 1 of a book now out of print:  Foreign Language Learning (Rowley, Mass.: Newbury House, 1970).
New Directions in Foreign Language Education Chapter 3 of a book now out of print: The Context of Language Teaching ( Rowley, Mass.: Newbury House, 1974) Topics include: Cognitive Learning and Transactional Competence  and Performance.
Assessing Foreign Language Proficiency Chapter 4 of a book now out of print:  Foreign Language Learning (Rowley, Mass.: Newbury House, 1970). Topics include:  A Functional Approach to Communicative Competence |  Measuring Tools for Language Proficiency | Compound-Coordinate Bilingualism | Attitudinal Measures
Compensatory Foreign Language Instruction Chapter 3 of a book now out of print:  Foreign Language Learning (Rowley, Mass.: Newbury House, 1970).  A detailed breakdown of the dozens of factors that determine language acquisition and how to use them to compensate for individual learner differences.
Pattern Practice:   A New Rationale for an Old Habit Chapter 4 of a book now out of print: The Context of Language Teaching ( Rowley, Mass.: Newbury House, 1974) Topics include:   Transactional Engineering Analysis and Language Teaching.
Freedom to Teach and Freedom to Learn Chapter 5 of a book now out of print: The Context of Language Teaching ( Rowley, Mass.: Newbury House, 1974) Topics include:  Ordinary and Specialized Communicative Skills | The Teaching-Learning Interaction | Our Current Educational Slogans in the Light of a New Consciousness and Their Consequences | The Greeting of the FL Classroom | The Relevance of Research For the School Administrator and the FL Supervisor
Student-Centered Foreign Language Teaching Introduction to Foundations of Foreign Language Teaching and Learning: Psychological Aspects (In Eberhard Reichmann (Ed.), The Teaching of German: Problems and Methods. Published by the National Carl Schurz Association Teaching Aid Project (Winchell Company, Philadelphia), 1970. Part II, Chapter 1.
A review of “Discourse Analysis in Second Language Research" Published in Applied Psycholinguistics, 1981, 2, 185-191
The Behavioral Technology of Discourse Analysis Lecture Notes Written in 1972.
The Context of Foreign Language Teaching: The Pedagogical Context Chapter 1 of a book now out of print: The Context of Language Teaching (Rowley, Mass.: Newbury House, 1974). Topics include:  Bilingualism and Biculturalism | How to Individualize Language Teaching | Traditional vs. Compensatory Instruction | Educational Slogans and the Sequential Hypothesis Initiating Change: The EBTA-mobile Trip | New Directions in FL Education | Experiential and Cognitive Learning | Testing for Transactional Competence
The Language Teacher’s Threefold Self ESL Talk--1982.
AUTHENTICITY IN FL TEACHING Introduction to Sandra Savignon, Toward Communicative Competence: An Experiment in Foreign Language Teaching. Philadelphia: Center for Curriculum Development, 1972
The Psychology of Ordinary Language Use Chapter 9 of a book now out of print: The Context of Language Teaching ( Rowley, Mass.: Newbury House, 1974) Topics include: Speech Acts | Ethnomethodology | Applied Psycholinguistics | Discourse Analysis | The Indeterminacy of Meaning | The Nature of Reference.
Book Review 1 || Book Review 2 || Book Review 3 || Book Review 4 || Book Review 5 || Book Review 6 || Book Review 7 || James, L. A. (Jakobovits)  and B. Gordon. The Context of Foreign Language Teaching. Rowley. Massachusetts: Newbury House, 1974. Pp. 286.
An Encounter Workshop for Language Teachers in a Bicultural Setting Chapter 6 of a book now out of print: The Context of Language Teaching ( Rowley, Mass.: Newbury House, 1974)--Cultural Confrontation vs. Encounter | The Structure of ETW Groups | The Encounter Process: A Transactional Engineering Approach
Theory Building in Social Psychology Chapter 10 of an unpublished book, Workbook for the Study of Social Psychology used by my students from 1977 to 1980.  Topics include the nature of:   Psychodynamics | Sociodynamics | Astrodynamics | Planetary and Ritualistic Registers | Contextual Frames | Charts and Orthographs | Reputation | Involvement | Spontaneity |Community | Society
Preparing the DESOCS "DESOCS" is an acronym that stands for "developmental" sequence of the Conceptual statement." A course program that divides selected materials into unit presentation chunks over a semester period of study is an instance of a desocs plan.  Also, a single lesson when viewed from the perspective of the teacher preparing the daily lesson plans.  Includes examples of structured pedagogic presentations of  topical units.
Understanding Discourse: From Ethnosemantics to Transactional Engineering An outline of the four movements of discourse: (1) Ethnosemantic Outlines (the reconstruction of taxonomic relationships in lexical and morphophonemic displays in ordinary talk); (2) Topic Focus (the description of register modality mechanisms underlying the structure of topicalization in conversation and writing); (3) Display Repertoire (a characterization of standard cultural units of behavior and a definition of context); (4) Constitutive Exchanges (the functional analysis of discourse as a system of exchanges of transactional moves; the systematic analysis of transcripts of taped conversation; the description of the structure of discourse, narratives, story-telling, and the instructional register)
Taxonomy of Microdescriptions on the Daily Round: Part 1

Part 2 continues here

Actual Transcript and Analyses found
(1) here |
(2) here , | (3) and here

Transcript Analysis:
of interactions and relationship | of social forces of the setting | of cognitive processes or standardized imaginings | of reasoning power and argument structure.

The functional analysis of community:
Integrating psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, and ethnosemantics (or, psychology, linguistics, and sociology).
The Daily Round Archives (DRA) Diane Nahl's attempt to create an ethnomethodological classification system for the daily round of human activities based on our empirical investigations of everyday behavior and talk.
My Talk and Logging Activities How to do transcript analysis and logging activities to detail the social psychological structure of daily life.  This is basic.
The Social Psychology of Song Analysis 1. On A Clear Day | 2. The Logical Song | 3. For You I'd Chase a Rainbow | 4. Here I Am | 5. The Grand Illusion | 6. The Bond of Love | 7. Evergreen | 8. Prisoner | 9. In My Room | 10. Watching The River Run | 11.Good Times | 12.The Woman in the Moon | 13.The Games People Play | 14.Magic Power | 15.Goodbye | 16.Greatest Love of All | 17.The Stranger | 18.The Wall | 19.Da-Da |
The Mobius Strip Book In 1976, long before hypertext and the online book, I tried to create a non-linear sequenced book in print format for the study of social psycholinguistics.  Topics include: Dualities of Talk |  Radicalist Understanding | Reconstructing Standard Meaning |  Face Work Register | Authenticity in Discourse | Spiritual and Secular Work or Psycho-graphic Ontology | Discourse Thinking Enactments | Ratification Process in Conversation | Transactional Engineering Analysis | Subjectifying and Objectifying Accounts of Life | Biography
The Empirical Investigation of Conversation: The Closing Problem Deals with the ethnomethodological problem of how conversations are brought to an end.
Discourse thinking Accounts: A Transactional Model for the Study of Mental Life Topics include: Educational psycholinguistics | Language and Thought | The Social Concept of a Person | Speech Community | Teaching as Conversation | Thought Preoccupations on the Daily round
Community-Building Forces This is a Social Psychology Textbook for Community-Classroom used by my students in the early 1980s. It is also a basic outline and justification of the New Community-Classroom of the future.

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Community Archives With Diane Nahl.  Exploring the relationship between records of experience and archival collections.
Medical Daily Round (MDR) Self-witnessing of one's body symptoms with the Medical Daily Round Inventory using a case history approach:  "Nothing less than the daily round approach can offer a methodology sufficiently situational and actual, to operationalize the medical assessment schema."
Topical Structure of Social Psychology Chapter 7 of a Workbook for the Study of Social Psychology used by my community-classroom in 1976.
Applied Psycholinguistics in Social Psychology This is my 1978 invited contribution to a jubilee Vol. in honor of Dr. D. Kostic, Founder of the Institute for Experimental Phonetics, Yugoslavia, August 1978.  Originally published in:   Zbornik Radova O Govoru I Jezicu (Commemorative Vol. in honor of D. Kostic) Beograd, Yugoslavia: Institute of Experimental Phonetics, 1979.  Topics include:  Face Work | Community Cataloguing Practices (CCPs) | Topicalization Dynamics | Sequencing Devices | Boundary Limits | Structural, Bracketed and Functional Units | Relationship History | and other ethnomethodological concepts relating to discourse and language use as evolved from my own work.
Methodological Issues in Social Psychology Chapter 8 of a Workbook for the Study of Social Psychology.  Topics include:   Features of the New Paradigm: Ethnosemantics, Ethogeny, and Ethnomethodology | Ethnosemantics and Social Psychology | The Hexagram of Sudden Memory | A Glossary of Terms in Ethnosemantics | The Universal Basis of Behavior | The Investigation of Community Cataloguing Practices (CCPs)
Workbook for the Study of Social Psychology Additional sections from the Workbook for the Study of Social Psychology (see above entry).  Topics include:  Ethnodynamics of Communication Network | Situational Context of Quantitative Assessment | Community Archives | Medical Daily Round
Community Cataloguing Practices (CCPs) This is the outline of the CCP Series in the above Workbook for the Study of Social Psychology.
Community Cataloguing Practices (CCPs)
Historical Autobiography in Social Psychology
Tracing Intellectual Influences | Developmental Archives | Historicizing Assertions | Professionalizing Ideological Arguments | The Conspiracy of the Gurus | Transcending Communication Theory | and more.
Ethnosemantics and Social Psychology Continuation of the above entry.  New Paradigm in Social Psychology:  Taking the Best of Both.
Glossary of Terms in Ethnosemantics Continuation of the above entry.  The definitional scheme that unites social psychology and ethnosemantics, creating an applied ethnomethodological socio-psycholinguistics based on self-witnessing of community-cataloguing practices.  See also the  Principles of Ethnosemantics listed above.
Lecture Notes on Ethnosemantics Table of Contents of Overall CCP Series | The Desocs | Topic Glossary | Notes on the Geometry of Understanding | Notes on Ethnosemantics (ES) |  Introductory Notes to Ethnosemantics | Anecdotes | Annotation Techniques | Understanding Discourse: From Ethnosemantics to Transactional Engineering | Notes on Esnosys | The Cube of Understanding | The 575 Diadic Interactions | Notes on ES-PROBES | Management Science
Course Proposals and Syllabi on Social Psychology, Applied Psycholingusitics, and Community-Classroom Brief notes in several small files.
The Investigation of Community Cataloguing Practices Another chapter section of the  Workbook for the Study of Social Psychology.  Topics include:   Personal Variation Within Standardized Community Practices | Identification of the Functional Units of the Daily Round.
The Analysis of Accounts The difference between explicit and implicit categorizations and the underlying mechanisms of community accounting practices.
A Review of our Semantics Testbook || Another Review || Steinberg, Danny D. and Leon A. James (eds.), Semantics: An Inter­disciplinary Reader in Philosophy, Linguistics and Psychology, Cambridge UP., 1971, x, 603pp
Effects of Mere Exposure:   A Comment Originally published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology Monograph Supplement, 1968, 9, 30-32.  A review of Robert Zajonc's well known hypothesis,  in which I present my own alternative explanation in terms of semantic satiation and semantic generation--two concepts from my 1962 doctoral dissertation at McGill University.
Semantic Satiation and Cognitive Dynamics Originally published in the Journal of Special Education, 1967, 2, 35-44.  Proposes the use of semantic satiation and generation as tools for behavioral modification and special education.
Semantic Satiation as a Function of Initial Polarity This is my 1967 presentation at the Eastern Psychological Association and was never published.  It is of technical interest to those studying the phenomenon of semantic satiation.
Effects of Repeated Stimulation on Cognitive Aspects of Behavior: Some Experiments on the Phenomenon of Semantic Satiation My Ph.D. Dissertation at McGill University, 1962.

Rhetoric and Stylistics: Some Basic Issues in the Analysis of Discourse

Originally published in College Composition and Communication, 1969, 20, 314-28.  Topics include:  Utterances as Indexical Expressions | Objectifying Style and Quality of Discourse | Creative Sequencing
Implications of Recent Psycholinguistic Developments for the teaching of a Second Language || Another version here Paper delivered to the 1968 convention of TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) in San Antonio, Texas, March 9, 1968. Deals with The Acquistion of Meaning and Syntax.
Some Potential Uses of the Cross-cultural Atlas of Affective Meanings Presented at the XI Interamerican Congress of Psychology,  Mexico, 1967. Also reprinted in: W.W. Lambert and Rita Weisbrod (Eds.), Comparative Perspectives on Social Psychology. Boston: Little, Brown, 1971.   Describes a method of componential analysis for cross-cultural hypothesis testing with the Semantic Differential Atlas.
Genetic Culture: The Primacy of the Affective over the Cognitive With Diane Nahl.  The Swedenborgian perspective that clarifies this all important relationship in human behavior.  Integrated with our research in educational psycholinguistic and ethnosemantics.
Radicalist Empiricism: The Universal Modes of Enactment in Human Experience Written in 1974, this is a Self-Witnessing Account of the Discovery of Sudden Memory and My Interpretation of Its Significance for the Human Race.   Topics include:  Awakening and Re-awakening  ||  Oscillation of Awareness  ||  Experiment 1: Merely Witnessing Doing Nothing  || Experiment 2: Observing the Process of Experiential Contraction  ||  Navigational Performances  ||  Reflective Awareness: Distinction Between Consciousness and Experiencing  ||  Self-Actualizing ||  Thinking as a Scanning Operation   ||   Modes of Captivity Through the Daily Schedule  ||  Memory and Social Identity  ||  The Register of Captivity  ||   The Consequences of the Daily Schedule: Things We Forget  ||  Standardized Imaginings and the Reconstruction of Record  ||  Sudden Memory: A New Discovery   ||  Epilogue One: Rex's Wisdom  ||  Epilogue Two: the Mode of Enactment in the Radicalist Register  ||   Afterword
Empirical Metaphysics and Physics:
Common Conceptual Foundations
Written in 1971, and continued with the article below.  Topics include:  The Metaphysics of Physics | The Conceptual Order in Physics and Empirical Metaphysics | Non-empirical Accounts |The Metaphysics of Nothingness | Empirical Metaphysics | Ordinary and Special Consensus.
Essays on Nothing and Everything--
Contributions to a Radicalist Philosophy of the Human Condition


Written in 1973 and related to the article above.  Topics include:  Of metaphysical interest |  Of academic interest | Of artistic interest | Of ethical interest | Definition of Radicalism | Radicalist and Progressivist Logic | Radicalism in psychotherapy | Radicalism in education | Nonsensical assertions | Subjectifying assertions | Objectifying assertions | Radicalist assertions | Descriptive Assertions | Categorizing assertions | Definitional assertions.
Punishment and Reinforcement in the Library Written in 1983 this article reviews the learning principles that apply to library use:  Search Behavior and the Conditions of Learning |  Motivation | Responding  | The Concept of Reinforcement in the Library | Managing the Library's Reinforcement Environment | Token Economy System in the Library |  The Concept of Punishment in the Library | Library Searching: A Punishing Experience at First  | The Educative Function of Punishment in the Library | External and Internal Restraints | Learned Helplessness in the Library |  Teaching Self-regulation in the Library
Teaching the Analysis of Titles: Dependent and Independent Variables in Research Articles Written in 1986 with Diane Nahl, this article presents a discovery we made about titles of experimental articles in the journal literature, namely, that they embody the design of the experiment:  Titles of Experimental Reports in the Social Sciences |  Titles from the Physical and Biochemical Sciences | Teaching the Analysis of Titles
Measuring Information Searching Competence A taxonomy of instructional objectives for search behavior was used to develop a quiz that measures skills in three domains of search behavior (affective, cognitive, sensorimotor) at three levels of competence (basic, intermediate, advanced). A computer-based education system known as PLATO was used to test an online interactive measure of information searching competence on three populations of university students (1990).
Learning the Library: Taxonomy of Skills and Errors A theoretical scheme classifies user behavior into three domains of library activity—affective, cognitive, and psychomotor—and into three levels of learning—orientation, interaction, and internalization. Examples are given of library skills and errors in each of nine major classes. Applications are suggested in the areas of library orientation and instruction, testing and diagnostics, reference, signs, and guides. (1987)
Identifying the Two Faces of Library Management. Written by Diane Nahl in 1978. A Review of H.A. Simon, The Shape of Automation for Men and Management, New York: Harper & Row, 1965.
THE NATIONAL LABORATORIES FOR LITERACY - NLL Written in 1978. || The Daily Round Archives: Foundations for the Natural History of Community Life || Ethno-Semantics || Coded Wisdom || The Hexagram of Semantic Evolution || Language Teaching Pedagogy ||
Social Psychology:  Song Analyses Content analysis of the inner meaning of popular songs. From our Social Psychology classes in 1981.
Social Psychology Class Notes Directory of scanned notes (very rough--not cleaned up).
Affective Computers Discussion by our students (1999).
Air Rage Discussion by our students (1999).
Anonymity Online Discussion by our students (1998).
Are computers human-like? Discussion by our students (1998).
Psychology and Pets Human Catheads. Pets loss psychology. Cats in the News.
Articles and course Notes
by Dr. Leon James
and Dr. Diane Nahl
(various topics)
Student Cognitive Atlas DRA (1978) | Measuring Information Searching Competence (1990) | Learning the Library: Taxonomy of Skills and Errors (1987) | Authentic language teaching through culture-simulation in the classroom (1982) | Course Proposal on Psycholinguistics and Ethnosemantics (1976) | Community Classroom: List of Developments (1975 - 1982) | DRA Librarian Diane Nahl (1979) | A Plan for an Online Reference Service in an Academic Library (1982) | Taxonomy of Library Skills and errors from discourse analysis of search protocols (1984) | and more....
Articles on Swedenborg, Spiritual Psychology, Theistic Psychology, Religious Behaviorism, and Scientific Dualism
Swedenborg Glossary
of Theistic Psychology
This is a lifelong project of my attempt to integrate Swedenborg into modern psychology.  The result is scientific dualism--the future of psychology.  I also use the phrase "Theistic Psychology" in contrast to "non-theistic" psychology.
Spiritual Psychobiology Written in 1982, I discuss how the human mind is described in Swedenborg's Rational Psychology, in particular, the affective, cognitive, and sensorimotor domains.
Theological and Psychological Aspects of Mental Health: The Marriage of Good and Truth Explores the significance of Swedenborg's spiritual psychology for scientific, behavioral, and clinical psychology and its implications for the philosophy of science and history of psychology. Topics:  Mental Health and the Spiritual | Substantive Dualism and Spiritual Influx | Psycho-Spiritual Aspects of Mental Health | Levels of Transcendence: The Breadth and Height of the Self | Biological Theology | Application 1: Modern Psychological Concepts Corresponding to Swedenborg's Threefold Nomenclature | Application 2: Mental Health Symptoms Mapped unto Swedenborg's Nomenclature | Symbolism in Dreams and Myths
Lecture Notes on Swedenborg's Religious Behaviorism: Vol.2 Rational Psychology | Heavenly Existence | Spiritual Psychobiology | Death and After Life | The Second Death | The Ten Plagues and Guidepost to Therapists | The Bible as a Handbook of Psychobiology | The Faces of Jehovah = Divine Good | Phases of Regeneration | Incarnation and the Trinity from Eternity | Education of the Will | Bible Correspondences
Swedenborg’s Science of Correspondences:  An Empirical Method for the Psychology of Religion Psychology of Religion: Strong and Weak Versions |  Swedenborg’s Religious Behaviorism | Science of Correspondences | Research issues | Dream Analysis
Religious Behaviorism: Swdenborg's Ennead of Religion A brief outline and a chart (1987).
Bible Study Charts for Correspondences and Discourse Analysis Tri-concentric circles | Temptations | Names and Places | Symbolism | Cross-denominational and cross-religious concepts | Ten Commandments | Graphic Bible concordance | Correspondences
The Height and Breadth of Discourse

 Written in 1983 and beginning to show Swedenborg's influence on our thinking. The Height and Breadth of Discourse | The Height and Breadth of Behavior | Vertical and Horizontal Interactions | Applications to Discourse Analysis in Education  | The Horizontal dimension of Discourse

Dictionary of Graphic Concepts and the Ennead Matrix Ditto. Written in 1984. An application of the ennead structures in the analysis of everyday discourse behavior in academia.
My Various Articles on the Affective-Cognitive Connection

A Conceptual Framework for Explaining Information Behavior || Revelation About the Affective and the Cognitive  || The Will and Understanding  ||  The Heart and Lungs  ||  Good and Truth  ||  Religious Behaviorism   ||  Religious Psychology  ||  Comprehensive Discourse Analysis and Its Applications   ||  Driving Behavior  ||  Phases of Development in Becoming Internet Literate ||  In Psychotherapy   ||  The Threefold Self || Symbols and Drawings ||  Topical Organization in Social Psychology || Titles of Articles  ||  Resistance to Health Behaviors  ||  Language Teaching   ||  Song Analysis  ||  Genetic Culture  ||  Cross-cultural Atlas of Affective Meanings ||  Swedenborg's Theory of Trisubstantivism  || The Genes of Consciousness 

Simultaneous and Successive Degrees in the Uses of Language and Speech Ditto. Written in 1982. Discourse Analysis | Psycho Linguistics  | Cataloguing Theory (Library Science) | Bibliographic Instruction | Cognitive Problem Solving | Self-Instruction
Religious Psychology or Theistic Psychology:
A Guide to Spiritual Self-examination
Written in 1984 with Diane Nahl.  Describes our insights in studying Swedenborg and applying his ideas to modern psychology.   Topics include:  The External and Internal Church |  Developmental phases Confirmation Theory | History of the Churches on Earth |  The Positive Bias | The Subject Matter of the Word | Revelation About the Affective and the Cognitive | Twenty Propositions of Religious Psychology | The Marriage of the Will and the Understanding | Revelation About the Affective and the Cognitive | Studying the Psychology of Inner Life| The Content and Dynamics of Inner Life | Religious Affections are Inherited |   Religious Self-Inspection | Discovering the Steps of Regeneration through Microdescriptions of our Inner Life | The Threefold Order of the World and of Heaven | The Ninefold Self and the Ninefold Word | The Simple but Basic States of Our Religion in Childhood | The Psychology of Temptations
Spiritual Geography:  The Horizontal and Vertical Communities of our Dual Citizenship Part 2 of the above.  Topics include:  The Threefold Organization of Mind and Spirit  ||  What's in a Daydream  ||   Repentance, Change and Purification  ||   Successive and Simultaneous Degrees: The Growth of the Self  ||  The Ennead Matrix or Nine Zones of Life or Self  ||  The Method of Reflection   ||  The Method of Spiritual Geography  ||  The Regions of the Mind The Interior Meaning of "Thomas" or, The Old Church State Within Us  ||   Resistance to the Development of the Church Within Us  ||  The Clinical Issues in Religious Psychology
Spiritual Psychology: Groundwork for our Science The relation between cyberspace and the spiritual world viewed as virtual reality.
The Coming Swedenborgian Revolution in the Social Sciences and Humanities Written for Logos Winter 1982 issue, it shows how Swedenborg's Triune Model of the Universe coincides perfectly with modern psychology's three domains of behavior: affective, cognitive, and sensorimotor--in that order of hierarchical precedence or control.
Swedenborg's Theory of Trisubstantivism as a Basis for the Science of Human Behavior Swedenborg's Behaviorism of Affective, Cognitive, and Sensorimotor Domains | Scientific Psychology of Religion | Swedenborg's Theistic Psychology | Science Reborn--The New Dualism in Science
Two Perspectives on Swedenborg's Writings: Secular and Religious
The Reciprocal Relation Between Science and Revelation:  Part 1 and Part 2
Two articles that examine whether God, miracles, and life after death can be scientifically meaningful concepts.  It also looks at contemporary New Church thought on science and religion, and especially religious oriented science education in the New Church mentality. Both articles were published in New Church Life.
Overcoming Objections to Swedenborg's Writings Through the Development of Scientific Dualism Contents: Introduction | Scientific Revelations | Spiritual Revelations | How Swedenborg Has Been Portrayed | Evaluating Swedenborg | Resistance to Swedenborg | Is Swedenborg's Dualism Scientific? | The Six Minimal Premises of Dualist Science | 1. The existence of the dual sun | 2. The existence of vertical degrees | 3. The existence of influx | 4. The existence of vertical community | 5. No function without substance or the dualist methodology | 6. All phenomena are human | Extracting Dualist Concepts From Swedenborg's Writings | It is Not Known Revealed | Scientific Puzzles For Dualist Science | Conclusion | References | Related Articles
Substantive Dualism -- The New Paradigm for Science
  • The Postmodern Paradigm Shift in Psychology
  • Synopsis of Swedenborg's Theology:
  • Synopsis of Swedenborg's rational psychology:
  • Spiritual Associations or The Vertical Community
  • Marriage Love--The Unit of Life is the Couple
  • The Psychology of Regeneration
  • Postmodern Psychology Allied to Biological Theology.
The Fourteen Scientific Fallacies in Swedenborg's AC 5084: Implications for Science Education A Swedenborgian perspective on teaching dualist science.  Topics include fallacies in relation to:  Mind-Body Relation | Life After Death | Atoms | Genes | Marriage | Competitiveness | Vacuum | and Angels.
The Dimensions of the Mind According to Emanuel Swedenborg I created these tables and charts in 1982 during my first study of Swedenborg's Writings. The diagrams and charts made his ideas much clearer to grasp and showed the absolute rationality of his scientific account:   Three Levels of the Affective, Cognitive, Sensorimotor Mind | Affective awareness | Affective responding | Domains and Levels of awareness | Natural, Rational, Spiritual, Celestial levels of the mind.
Theistic Science
and Theistic Psychology:
Introduction and Overview
This is the introduction and overview to the Swedenborg Glossary by Leon James. Topics include:  Why Theistic Science is the Future of Science | Theistic Psychology Methodology | Why the Trinity is a Rational Necessity |  Illustrative List of Scientific Revelations | Difference Between Religion and Theistic Psychology | The Unity of Theistic Science | The Three Layers in Scientific Revelations | Diagram 1 The Trigrammatic Construction of the Universe |  Diagram 2 The Three Compositions and Layers of the Universe | Diagram 3 The Three Levels of Science | Diagram 4 The Three Divine Aspects | Diagram 5 The Male Mind and the Female Mind (part 1) | Diagram 6 The Male Mind and the Female Mind (part 2) | Diagram 7 The Trigrammatic Structure in Parallel Series | Diagram 8 The Ennead of Levels and Substances: Celestial, Spiritual, Natural | Diagram 9 Trinitarian Composition of God in Theistic Psychology
The Genes of Consciousness Swedenborg's notion of human development explored with charts and diagrams.

A Man of the Field:
Forming The New Church Mind in Today’s World

Vol. 1: Reformation--The Struggle Against Nonduality Vol. 2: Regeneration--Religious Disciplines for Forming the New Church Mind
Moses, Paul, and Swedenborg: Three Steps in Rational Spirituality Defines three steps in spiritual development: Natural, Spiritual, and Celestial thinking, feeling, or consciousness.
Diagnostic Test of
Rational Spirituality
This is a 100-item multiple-choice test of rational spirituality as defined in the Moses book just above. Topics include: What is heaven and hell.  What happens when we die.  What are spirits and can we communicate with them.  What are angels and devils and do they affect us.  Why God allows evil in the world.  What is sin, rebirth, reformation, regeneration, and salvation. What is the importance and role of revelation. Can there be a science of God from God about God.  What is love, good, truth, and wisdom.  What is spiritual enlightenment and higher consciousness.  What is the relation between the finite and infinite.  What is the relation between the natural and spiritual or supernatural.  Are miracles real.
Bryn Athyn:
The City of Levites
in the New Canaan
This city in Pennsylvania is the birthplace of the idea that the Writings of Swedenborg are the Word of the Second Coming. This is a report of my first visit there in January 2003.
Out Of Egypt
Have I Called My Son
Teaching the Scientifics of the Internal Sense of the Writings. 1. By the Substitution Technique  2. By Diagramming
Spiritual Psychology:
The Mental Technology of
The method of self-witnessing applied to regeneration as defined in the Writings of Swedenborg.
Spiritual Psychology Based on the Writings of Swedenborg Scientific Dualism and Theistic Psychology; The Content of Spiritual Psychology; Evidence and Corroboration of the Writings of Swedenborg; Empirical Observations; Historical Evidence; Body-Mind Parallelism; Objective Self-witnessing of Becoming Spiritually Enlightened; Two Fundamental Principles of Spiritual Psychology
New Church Education With Dualist Concepts Teaching scientific dualism requires a new instructional approach that uses integrated concepts in which the chain of causation from the spiritual Sun to the natural sun is defined as part of the concept being taught.
Can There Be a Scientific Proof that the Threefold Word
is Divine
A new perspective on scientific dualism based on the idea of scientific revelations given in Sacred Scripture as True Science.  Do they meet scientific criteria?
The Doctrine of the Wife for Husbands
(version 1)
The meaning of unity in marriage according to the Book Conjugial Love by Emanuel Swedenborg
The Doctrine of the Wife (Version 2) Subduing The External Man.  The Unregenerate Husband.  The surrendered wife vs. the surrendered husband.  Rule 1: The Regeneration Discipline Of Acting From The Wife.  Giving Up Male Prerogatives As Contrary To Conjugial Unity.  The Equity Model Versus The Unity Model Of Marriage. The Spiritual Discipline Of Sweetheart Rituals. Conjugial Intimacy Disciplines. Overcoming Threats To Sweetheart Rituals. How To Avoid Turning Cold Against The Wife. Spiritual Psychobiology Of The Conjoint SelfThe Regeneration Discipline Of Conjugial MassageThe Regeneration Discipline of Heaven On Wheels.  The spiritual discipline of shopping together Wife takes precedence over the children. The spiritual discipline of metanoid television watching.   Summary of anti-absorption techniques
Doctrine of the Wife
(version 3)
A Spiritual Practice for Achieving Unity | Prologue | Feminizing the Marriage is Sanctifying It | The Doctrine of the Wife in a Nutshell | Heresies Regarding the Husband's Wisdom | The Role of the Wife in the Husband's Wisdom | The Basic Map for Understanding Regeneration of Marriage (Matrix 1) | Comments by Leon James (2001) on Rev. Erik Sandström, Sr's Article (1997) on Feminine Wisdom in New Church Life and a Reprinted Reaction by Linda Simonetti Odhner (1997)  | Email Exchange on the Doctrine of the Wife
The Doctrine of the Wife
(version 4)
A briefer statement written for a collection of essays. Covers:  | Menís Resistance to Conjugial Love | Conjugial Commandments | Commitment to Conjugial Unity | The Four-Step Conjoining Process | Feminizing the Marriage is Sanctifying It | Appendix: Inventory of Confessions
The Doctrine of the Wife For Husbands
(version 5)
A portion of Vol. 11 of Theistic Psychology on Marriage. | The Surrendered Wife vs. the Surrendered Husband | The Surrendered Husband is The Ideal Elevated Man | The Self-Entrapment of Male Intelligence | Who Is Going To Do The Bills? | The Spiritual Physiology of Marriage | Her Heaven, Not His | Divine Truth Within Which Is Divine Love | Is The Surrendered Husband Feminized | The Conjoint Mind Is Both Masculine And Feminine | The Wife's Role in Heavenly Marriages | The Wife is a Form of the Highest Human Wisdom | Spiritual Psychobiology of Marriage | The Circle of Life In Marriage | Two Phases of Achieving Unity in Marriage
List of Documents by Leon James for the Swedenborg Library Reserve Shelf With links to the documents. (2003)
The Perizonius Thesis
How Regeneration of
the New Church Mind
Affects the Grand Human

Our Thinking and Willing Affects the Entire Human Race. The Special Role of Science in the Salvation of Humankind.  The Mechanism by Which the Race is Conjoined to the Lord.  Rational Consciousness and the Successive Levels of Regeneration.  The Greatest of All Uses (2003)

The Substitution Technique:  
A Method for Extracting
What the Writings Say
About Themselves as the Word
Demonstrating the substitution of "the Writings" for "the Word" in the text of the Writings -- with remarkable results. (2003)
Anti-Semitism and Holocaust Theology What is the religious view on the holocaust? | Are the Writings of Swedenborg anti-semitic? | What is a rational answer to why an Omnipotent God of Love allows evil in this world? | The psychobiology of heaven and hell. (2003)
Theistic Psychology: The Scientific Knowledge of God Extracted from the Spiritual Sense of Sacred Scripture Vol. 1 Introduction to Theistic Psychology | Vol. 2 Q&A on Theistic Psychology | Vol. 3 Levels of Thinking About Theistic Psychology | Vol. 4 Derivation and Function of Scientific Revelations | Vol. 5 Research Methods in Theistic Psychology | Vol. 6 Personality Theory | Vol. 7 Character Reformation | Vol. 8 Learning and Cognition | Vol. 9 Spiritual Development | Vol. 10 Health Behaviors | Vol. 11 The Marriage Relationship | Vol. 12 The Heavenly and Hellish Traits | Vol. 13 Religious Psychology | Vol. 14 Prayer as Revelation from God | Vol. 15 Rational Faith and Charity | Vol. 16. Religious Mysticism | Vol. 17 Religious Movements | Vol. 18 Index to All Sections, Subject Index, Selections, Collateral Links, and Readings
I'm Yours More and More:
Lecture Notes on The Unity Model of Marriage

see also

Student Reports on the Unity Model of Marriage

Unity Through Differentiation and Reciprocity | Self-witnessing and the Threefold Self | Three Levels of Unity in Gender Relationship | Unity Through Reciprocity and Differentiation | Sensorimotor, Cognitive, and Affective Conjunction | Chart of the Three Models in Gender Relations | Behavioral Indicators of One's Relationship Model | and more. (2004)
The Scientific Meaning of Genesis Chapter 22 This is a demonstration of how one can extract scientific knowledge from the hidden sense of the Old Testament by applying the code of correspondences revealed in the Writings of Swedenborg. (2004)
Preface and Diagram of the Foundations of Theistic Psychology Showing the relationship between theistic psychology, the scientific meaning of  Sacred Scripture as Divine Speech, and the Writings of Swedenborg.
Student Papers on
Theistic Psychology
Reports by students taking my seminar on rational vs. mystical spirituality, showing their reactions to the idea of introducing God into psychology, and their research on the importance of God as a topic in American society.
Sexuality: Love of the Sex vs. Love of One of the Sex A classic distinction first proposed by Swedenborg and the spiritual consequences of each type. They represent developmental steps every individual takes along the road to spiritual development.
Swedenborg's Description of How We Are
Resuscitated After Death
Quotations from several passages where these reports are given, along with my commentaries on their meaning for theistic psychology.
Spiritual Self-witnessing A section of Theistic Psychology (2004) available online.
How We Learn
and Develop Rationality
A section of the book Theistic Psychology (2004) available online. This is a selection from Chapter 8, "How We Learn and Develop Rationality." Topics include: Degrees of Truth and Levels of Mind |  Literacy: The Universal Hierarchy of Basic Skills | Religious Curriculum | Individual Growth Recapitulates History and Evolution.
Personality Theory
in Theistic Psychology
Selection from the book Theistic Psychology (2004) available online. This is Chapter 6 Personality Theory. Topics include: The Conscious Self and Its Development | Woman Built From the Man's Rib | The Rebirth of the Fallen Proprium or Self | Innocence and the Choice of Salvation | The Birth of the Self in Infants | The Self in Childhood and Adolescence | The Self or Proprium in Adulthood | Death of Self and Rebirth of the New Proprium | The State of Reformation Begins Regeneration
Ethical Issues
in Theistic Psychology
Selection from the book Theistic Psychology (2004) available online. Ethics of Science and Religion | Theistic Psychologists and Morality | Theistic Psychology and Media Content | Censorship and Theistic Psychologists | Theistic Psychologists View on War, Death Penalty, Abortion.
What’s the difference between religion
 theistic psychology?
Selection from the book Theistic Psychology (2004) available online. Sacred Scripture in the literal sense is for religion, but in its correspondential sense, it is theistic psychology. Such is the character of all Divine Speech. Applying the method of correspondences revealed in the Writings of Swedenborg gives anyone access to the universal content of Sacred Scripture, regardless of religion or culture. This is because the literal historical and cultural references vanish as we focus in on their scientific correspondences.
The Awesome Power of
 the Affective Organ
Selection from the book Theistic Psychology (2004) available online. The mind as a spiritual organ | The spiritual body | The primacy of the affective | Affective -- cognitive integration.
Moral Intelligence
 and Evolution
Selection from the book Theistic Psychology (2004) available online. Individual biography recapitulates cultural history and biological evolution. All three constitute major topics of Sacred Scripture as Divine Speech, when analyzed in a way to extract their underlying universal scientific meaning. Specific methods of extraction have been revealed in the Writings of Swedenborg.
Selection from the book Theistic Psychology (2004) available online.  What’s the difference between religion and theistic psychology? | ..What about evil, sin, hell, devil, and heaven in relation to theistic psychology?| .. Is theistic science really science? ..Criteria for Atheistic Psychology as Science ..Criteria for Theistic Psychology as Science ..Can an atheist be an expert in theistic science?.| Who is to tell us what are good traits and what evil? | .. The spiritual world and the afterlife—how can that be researched? | .. Is it possible that Swedenborg made it all up or was delusional? | .. What's the relation between the body, the mind, and the spiritual world? | .. Theoretical Implications of God's Omnipotence, Omniscience, and Omnipresence| .. What is God's Role in the Evolution of the Human Race | .. Divine Truth in relation to scientific revelations in theistic psychology?| .. How is the mind or consciousness related to the spiritual world? | .. What do surveys show about beliefs in God, heaven, hell, miracles, afterlife? | ..What About Creationism and evolution?| ..What is "Substantive Dualism" in theistic psychology? | ..What is Applied Theistic Psychology?| ..Theistic Psychology vs. Mysticism, Spiritism, Psychic Research? | ..How is Spiritual Psychology Related to Theistic Psychology? | ..How Can You Do Research on God in Psychology?.| The As-of Self Revealed to Humankind| ..Swedenborg's Rational Psychology | ..In What Style did Swedenborg Write the Writings? | . Christian Psychology vs. Theistic Psychology.| The Inner Scientific Sense of Divine Speech| ..Where can I read Swedenborg’s Writings and collateral works?
Selections from Student Reports On Douglas Taylor “A Spirituality that Makes Sense” From my Seminar on Rational vs. Mystical Spirituality. Taylor's book is entirely from the perspective of Swedenborg's Writings. The principle thesis is that our afterlife of immortality depends on the quality of our rational understanding of God. Hence we need the "rational faith" that is revealed in the Writings. Taylor affirms that the Writings are the Word of God, the third collection of Western revelations, along with the Old and New Testaments. Taylor uses the term "the Threefold Word" to refer to a synthetic unity between these three collections of Sacred Scripture. Students in psychology read the book, discussed it in class, and wrote reviews.
Anatomy of the Mind Selection from the book Theistic Psychology (2004) available online. Diagrams drawn by N.C. Burnham. Includes: The Mind's Three Discrete Degrees  | The Mind's Two Organs--Will and Understanding | Three Degrees of Mind--Celestial, Spiritual, Natural |  Internal and External Within Each Degree of Mind |  Corresponding Degrees--Natural and Spiritual Minds  | Anatomy of the Mind at Birth  | Altruism or the Love of Uses  |  The Method of Self-witnessing  | The Genuine Human Shape and Form   | Life in the Embry  | The Growth of the Mind  | The Mind's Growth During Childhood  |  The Role of the Unconscious Spiritual Mind  |  Regeneration of the Adult Mind  |  The Adult Unregenerate Hellish Mind
Theoretical Implications of God's Omnipotence, Omniscience, and Omnipresence Selection from the book Theistic Psychology (2004) available online. This brief section explores the logical implications of God's infinity.  For instance, there can be only one infinity, hence only one God. Or, God cannot be a part of the physical universe since God created it and existed prior to the physical world. Also, God must be a Divine Human or else we could not love each other through rational understanding of each other. God must therefore be infinitely Human, infinitely Rational, and infinitely Loving or All Good.
What is "Substantive Dualism" in Theistic Psychology? Selection from the book Theistic Psychology (2004) available online. Swedenborg's dualism is "substantive" because he describes the spiritual world as a sphere of rational ether created by the Spiritual Sun around itself. The spiritual world is permeated by the spiritual light and spiritual heat emanating from this Sun. Human minds live in this sphere which can also be called the mental world. The spiritual light is a substance that enters the understanding (cognitive organ), while spiritual heat is received by the will (affective organ). Hence it is that the mind is constructed of a different substance than the matter out of which the physical body is made.
Human Freedom,
God's Omnipotence,
and the As-of Self
Selection from the book Theistic Psychology (2004) available online. How Can You Do Research on God in Psychology? | The As-of Self Revealed to Humankind | Struggle Between the Natural and the Spiritual Mind | As-of Self Principles of Living: The Power of Self-Regulation | Human Freedom--Heavenly and Hellish | The Necessity of Putting up the Effort As-of Self | Compelling Oneself to Do Good

Swedenborg's Argument of
Why Miracles

Are Not Allowed Today

Selection from the book Theistic Psychology (2004) available online. Overt miracles constitutes physical proof of God's intervention. In the modern scientific mind of our era, physical proof of God would reduce our ability to rationally understand God. Our afterlife is in the spiritual world where the quality of life depends on one's rational understanding of God and ourselves. Overt miracles on earth would therefore injure our future life. However, covert or ambiguous miracles do occur regularly since it takes rational understanding to recognize them as miracles.
 The Wife's Role
in Heavenly Marriages
Selection from the book Theistic Psychology (2004) available online. This section explores CL 56 which describes the wisdom of wives and how conjugial husbands prefer to think and act according to the wife's wisdom more than to think and act from their own wisdom regarding matters of their relationship and interaction style.
The Making of Theistic Psychology An article submitted to New Philosophy 2005. Summarizes and describes how the 18-Vol. work is being written.
The Vertical Community and Mental Biology A Section from Theistic Psychology with diagrams on mental biology -- natural hells and heavens, spiritual heavens and hells, economics of immortality, influx from the Spiritual Sun, community, personality, ruling love, unconscious, conscious, and other concepts.
What is God Talking to Us About? The content of Divine Speech in Sacred Scripture is analyzed through the series of descending correspondences identifying the topics that God is talking about to the human race.
Theistic Psychology Expressed in One Formulaic Idea Theistic Psychology = eternity  = heaven vs. hell  = rational vs. irrational  = human) = good and truth  = God the Divine Human
Theistic Psychology:
Teaching the Scientifics of the Interiors of the Third Testament
Summary overview of "The Making of Theistic Psychology."
Extractive and Predictive Research in Theistic Psychology This is a Selection from Vol. 5 Research Methods in Theistic Psychology. Extractive and Predictive Research. Theistic psychology is based on three empirical methodologies--
(1) Extractive analysis of Sacred Scripture as Divine Speech
(2) Predictive theories and principles
(3) Applications to self-improvement in daily life
Lecture Notes for The Unity Model of Marriage Spring 2007 TOGETHER IN ETERNITY -- The Unity Model of Marriage -- Every Day I'm Yours More and More | Introduction: Till Death Do Us Part or Till the End of Eternity | Mental Anatomy and the Individual's Threefold Self 2.1 Mental Anatomy of Women and Men | Three Levels of Unity in the Marriage Relationship | Unity Through Reciprocity and Differentiation  | Sensorimotor, Cognitive, and Affective Conjunction | Sexuality: Love of the Sex vs. Love of One of the Sex | Unity Model in Marriage: Ennead Chart of Growth Steps | Male Dominance Model of Marriage | Sexual Blackmail? | Mental Abuse? |Developing mental intimacy with one's wife? | The Spiritual Dimension to the Unity Model | Making Field Observations | Tables and Charts
Email Exchanges Between Ian Thompson and Leon James My email exchanges with Dr. Ian Thompson from 1998 to present, covering many subjects on the methodology for extracting systematic patterns from the Writings of Swedenborg
Email Reform Discussion List of the Lord's New Church Email exchanges on the Doctrine of the Wife and other topics.
Ten Rational Conclusions Derived From the Proposition That God Exists 1. God is a Person, at once Divine and Human. 2. God’s Omnipotence Must Control Every Event. 3. God is Perfect in Love and Rationality. 4. There are Two Worlds, One in Time-Space, the Other in Eternity. 5. Humans are Born Dual Citizens, In Time and in Eternity. 6. The Eternity of the Afterlife is Our Mental World Now. 7. We Are Born With Heaven and Hell in Our Mind. 8. Heaven is a State of Marriage Between Soul Mates. 9. Divine Speech as Sacred Scripture Produces Consciousness and Enlightenment. 10. Salvation, Liberation, Peace, and Wisdom Are Attained By Spiritual Discipline
The Hexagram of Consciousness and Reality Level 1 Consciousness (Infancy) – Sensuous Incorporation || Level 2 Consciousness (Childhood) – Sensuous Absorption || Level 3 Consciousness (Adolescence) – Sensuous Belonging || The Inversion || Level 4 Consciousness (Young Adulthood) – Rational Acknowledgment of God || Level 5 Consciousness (Adulthood) – Rational Conjunction with God || Level 6 Consciousness (Old Age) – Rational Love of God
The Daily Discipline of
Rational Spirituality
Recognizing Our Dual Existence || The Mental World is the World of Eternity || Our Life in Eternity || Why We Need Sacred Scripture || The Hidden Spiritual Sense of Sacred Scripture || Why We Need Theistic Psychology || The New Evolution in Rational Consciousness of God
Selections From
De Hemelsche Leer (DHL)
on the Divinity of Doctrine
A Correspondence On The Essence Of The Latin Word And The Divinity Of The Doctrine Of The Church  Rev. Ernst Pfeiffer and Rev. Theo Pitcairn To Rev. Albert Bjorck, 1931
Directory of Articles and Books by Leon James on Mirror Site This is a more user friendly layout by Dr. Ian Thompson who maintains the Web site
Extracting Theistic Psychology From Sacred Scripture:
An Illustration with AC 3778
Parallel analysis comparing the literal sense with the spiritual sense which gives the content of theistic psychology.
Husbands Confess Here:
Leon James
This is a portion of the Doctrine of the Wife for Husbands (DOW) available at:  
Eternal Marriage:
How Man and Woman Become United Under God
Quotations from Swedenborg's book Conjugial Love (1768) and a summary showing how they agree with the Doctrine of the Wife -- see The Marriage Relationship and The Doctrine of the Wife Volume 11 of Theistic Psychology at:
The Scientific Meaning of Christmas.
The Incarnation Event: God Enters the World of History and Science
Section in Volume 1. Introduction to Theistic Psychology. While Christmas is a religious celebration, the event it celebrates is real, historical, biological, universal, and therefore, scientific.
Mental Anatomy and the Individual's Threefold Self: Affective, Cognitive, and Sensorimotor Correspondence between physical and mental organs.
Sacred Scripture: The Sole Source of Scientific Knowledge About God Theistic psychology is the correspondential sense of all Sacred Scripture past, present, and future. The same methodology underlies all known sacred texts today. The history of sacred texts recapitulate the steps of evolution in civilization and the steps of individual spiritual development.
A Brief History of God
and Humanity
A summary statement of theistic psychology.
The Spiritual Content of Yoga The correspondential sense of yoga postures and wisdom sayings. This article shows that Sacred Scriptures from Hinduism and Buddhism are compatible with Western Sacred Scriptures when viewing their spiritual meaning rather than their literal meaning.
Lecture Notes for Studying Theistic Psychology Spring 2008. Introduction: Non-theistic and Theistic Psychology || Heaven and Hell  ||  Mental Anatomy  ||  Relationships Between Layers  ||  Growth of the Mind  ||  Reformation and Regeneration Through the Layers  ||  Choosing Between Heaven and Hell  ||  

The Spiritual Sayings and Aphorisms of Leon James

List of Publications for Leon James Available Here, many with full text links

Our Articles on the Affective-Cognitive Connection:

A Conceptual Framework for Explaining Information Behavior || Revelation About the Affective and the Cognitive  || The Will and Understanding  ||  The Heart and Lungs  ||  Good and Truth  ||  Religious Behaviorism   ||  Religious Psychology  ||  Comprehensive Discourse Analysis and Its Applications   ||  Driving Behavior  ||  Phases of Development in Becoming Internet Literate ||  In Psychotherapy   ||  The Threefold Self || Symbols and Drawings ||  Topical Organization in Social Psychology || Titles of Articles  ||  Resistance to Health Behaviors  ||  Language Teaching   ||  Song Analysis  ||  Genetic Culture  ||  Cross-cultural Atlas of Affective Meanings ||  Swedenborg's Theory of Trisubstantivism  || The Genes of Consciousness 

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