RE:  COMMENTS ON FOUR COLLOQUIUM PRESENTATION, Psych, dept. 11/13/18
 

    I was very interested in the remarks you made regarding the interdisciplinary possibilities in the Social Sciences.  I wish to contribute the following perspective form Social Psychology and Psycholingusitics (my own specialty).  The Table on the next page lists the concepts you presented, arranged in three groupings of concept universes corresponding to the schema below:

               A                                                  B                                               C
STRIVING ISSUES ------------->    PLANNING ISSUES --------->    MAPPING ISSUES
things that deal with                             things that deal with                          things that deal with
MOTIVATION: ideology                  PLANNING or intermediate             VISIBLE or MANIFEST
commitment, intentionally,                   between goal and effect:                    items:  effects,
drive, desire,                                      such as management, method,            consequences,
impulse, essence, and                         means, approach, analysis,                 ends, ultimate,
origin -- in terms of                            and so on -- in terms of                      labels, etc.--
THEORY BUILDING;                     THEORY BUILDING;                     In terms of THEORY
                                                                                                                  BUILDING.
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By dividing all your concepts in these three separate categories, I am able to see relations between them more clearly.  This appears especially advantageous when I compare what other concepts in political science I already have in my Dictionary of Concepts and the concepts of Neubauer and Heenan who were Colloquium speakers before you.  You'll notice that all three of you use concepts that (a) fall readily into the three basic phases of a BEHAVIOR UNIT (MOTIVATIONAL, PLANNING, AND MAPPING issues), and (b) that fit in with each other very coherently.
    For further theoretical cross-fertilization, I present the following correspondences that might suggest to you theoretical extensions and further explanations of your own concepts since they ought to behave conceptually in accordance with the correspondences:

STRIVING ISSUES------>         PLANNING ISSUES--------->             MAPPING ISSUES
ORIGINS..... lead  to ....... CAUSES........ and result in ......EFFECTS
willing....."    "....understanding..."    ".... doing /thinking
FUNCTION....."    "..... STRUCTURE........"    ".......  FORM
LEWNIAN CONCEPTS...."  ".....PAST PERSPECTIVE....."  "......PRESENT PERSPECTIVE.
GROUP VALUES...."   ".....CONTINGY. MNGMT....."   "....FRAME CONTROL
 
 
 
 

Page  2    James Dator
 
 
 
TABLE OF CORRESPONDENCES IN POLITICAL PSYCHOLOGY 
Part I:  James Dator Concepts  (11/13/81)
STRIVING ISSUES----------> PLANNING ISSUES-------> MAPPING ISSUES
POWER/INFLUENCE/AUTHORITY 

ACTORS/AGENTS/SPIRIT 

THEOLOGY & HISTORY 

BEHAVIORISM/FREUDIANISM 

BEHAVIORISM REVOLUTION 

POSITIVISTIC REVOLTN. 

BIOLOGICAL BASES OF BEH. 
BEHAVIORAL REVOLTNS. 
(1950'S & 1960'S) 

IDEOLOGICAL STRIVINGS 
WITHIN POL. SCI. DEPTS. 

NEW CULTURAL CHANGES

COLLECTIVE DECISION MAKING CONFLICT RESOLUTION 

STRUCTURES/INSTITUTIONS 

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW MORAL PHILOSOPHY 

LASSWELL (up to 1950) 

STATISTICS/COMPUTER MODELS (1950 plus) 

NEO-MARXISM (structures) 

MATH MODELS/SCALING TECH. 
BEHAVIORAL METHODS 
SCIENTIFIC RIGOR 
GAMING 
NORMATIVE ISSUES 
FUTURE STUDIES 

THE 4 SCENARIOS 
CORRECTION PROGRAMS 
(failure of) 
MEDIA LITERACY

POLITICAL SCIENCE 

VOTING BEHAVIOR 

METHODS/PERSPECTIVES 

ANECDOTAL APPROACH 
POLITICAL BIOGRAPHY 

POLITICAL LEADERS 

MICRO TECHNICAL 
SPECIALIZATION 

NEW AGE POLITICS 
POLITICAL ECONOMY. 
SOCIO-POLIT. BIOLOGY 

JAP. RELIG. & POLITICS 
POLITICAL PSYCHOL. 
TRAINING PROGRAMS 
MICRO PREDICTIONS 
MACRO PREDICTIONS 

DOMINANT FORECASTS 
CITIZENSHIP REFORM 
AUDIOVISUAL METHODS 
OF EDUCATION

 
 
 
Part  II:  Deane Neubauer Concepts (10/23/81)
ROLE OF PSYCH. IN SS 

SOCIAL ECOLOGY THAT 
CREATES SCIENTISTS 

PROFESSION PROCESS OF THE SCIENTIST

TYPES OF PSYCHOLGS. 

SOCIAL SCI. PARADIGMS 

UNIVERSITY ROLE 
PUBLIC SERVICES 
APPLIED & FIELD EMPIRICISM. 
NEW ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

UTILIZATION OF KNOWLEDGE 

POLICY & APPL. SCI. 
RE-APPRAISALS 
NEW EPISTEMOLOGIES 
SOCIAL BIOLOGY 
BIOLOG. ECONOMICS 
 

 
 
 
Part III: David Heenan Concepts (11/6/81)
COMMITTMENT TO ECONOM. 
IDEOLOGY 

PERSONAL IDEOLOGY 
PREFERENCES 
WALKS OF LIFE CATEGOR. 
VALUES 
COMMUNITARIAN ETHIC

HUMANITARIAN ETHICS 

SOCIO-PSYCH. FUTURES 
HYPOTHETICAL SCENARIOS 
DOMINATE INTERNATINL. MODELS 
CONTENT ANALYSIS OF 
SURVEY ITEMS 
NATIONAL PLANNING TYPE OF WORKER PARTIC.

SURVEY DATA RESULTS 

BUSINESS PRACTICES 
EXPRESSED PREFS. 
EFFECTIVE 
ELITE BURAUCRACY 
BEHAVIOR STYLES 
ATTITUDES & THOUGHTS

PSYCHOLOGY 
LEWINIAN 
IDEOLOGY (FUTURE)
POLITICAL SCIENCE 
SKINNERIAN 
MANAGEMENT (PAST)
POLIT. PSYCHOL. 
APPLICATION(PRESENT)
To:  Dr. DAVID HEENAN, Vice President for Academic Affairs, UH
From:   Dr. Leon Jakobovits, Professor, Department of Psychology, UH
RE:  MEMO REGARDING YOUR COLLOQUIUM PRESENTATION TODAY
 

You may recall I asked you a question, or rather, made a comment to the effect that there appeared to be a psychological correspondence between your three principal concepts and the traditional psychological division of behavior into three components of MOTIVATION (will, intention, commitment, drive, etc.), BELIEF (plan, theory, hypothesis, analysis, etc.), and STYLE (overt, visible component of behaviors).  I am enclosing the notes I took during your presentation.  As you can see, I use a form called the "graphic concept" to locate your concepts as they appear in the stream of you talk.  I am currently developing this method of "listening" and "organizing" scientific concepts and have other applications should you be interested in seeing them.
 

To explain.  According to the graphic concept analysis of you presentation, it is obvious that your ideas fall appropriately into the tree fold psychological organization defined by the graphic format, namely MOTIVATIONAL OR STRIVING ISSUES -- these appear in the innermost circle of the various displays;  then all the concepts you use that relate to PLANNING ISSUES appear in the intermediate circles, and in the outer circles appear all the concepts you use that relate to visible MAPPING ISSUES.  Thus we can make the following graph-table  display of your principal ideas as follows:

THE STRIVING ISSUES                   THE PLANNING ISSUES           THE MAPPING ISSUES

COMMITMENT TO AN              HUMANITARIAN ETHICS           SURVEY DATA RESULTS
ECONOMIC IDEOLOGY            SOCIO- PSYCH.  FUTURES        BUSINESS PRACTICES
PERSONAL IDEOLOGY            HYPOTHETICAL SCENARIOS     EXPRESSED PREFERENCE
PREFERENCES                             DOMINATE                                  EFFECTIVE
WALKS OF LIFE CATEGORY       INTERNATIONAL MODEL      ELITE BUREAUCRACY
VALUES                                       CONTENT ANALYSIS OF           BEHAVIOR STYLES
COMMUNITARIAN ETHIC             SURVEY ITEMS                      ATTITUDES & THOUGHTS
                                                       NATIONAL PLANNING
                                                        TYPE OF WORKER
                                                        PARTICIPATION
                                                        RESISTANCE TO CHANGE
                                                          INDIVIDUALISM

This tabulation of your concepts and ideas shows that they are divided in three concept universes.  These are independent theoretically, therefore if they are found correlated in any one study, the indication is that the conditions are such as to recreate the correlation, and this needs to be explained according to the individual case.
 

Some conclusions that may be drawn from organizing your concepts in this threefold psychological organization:

1.    All data on PREFERENCES correspond to the psychological component of
        MOTIVATION (drive, commitment, intention, will, etc.);  all data on
        DOMINATE correspond to the psychological component of PLANNING (belief, opinion,
        assumption, theory, analysis, etc.);  and all data on EFFECTIVE will correspond to the
        psychological component of MAPPING (actions, decisions, sets, behaviors, styles, etc.);  Since
        each psychological component is distinct and has a particular operation associated with it, it is
        potentially useful to know these relations between  the MANAGEMENT components and the
        PSYCHOLOGY components.  Is it?

2.      All PREFERENCE data will be related to DOMINATE data and to EFFECTIVE data in a
        manner of prior to ulterior, as in the series ORIGIN leading to CAUSE eventuating in EFFECT.
        Thus:
         PREFERENCE data originate DOMINATE data which cause EFFECTIVE data

3.      Similarly:
            COMMUNITARIAN ETHIC  originates NATIONAL PLANNING  which causes  ELITE
            BUREAUCRACY STLES OF BEHAVING.

4.      HENCE:
            COMMUNITARIAN ETHIC and FEET PREFERENCES are STRIVING ISSUES and
            originate:   NATIONAL PLANNING and HYPOTHETICAL SCENARIOS which cause:
            AN ELITE BUREAUCRACY and EFFECTIVE BEHAVIOR STYLES and particular
            EXPRESSED PREFERENCES

5.      Along with these concepts there are many others that relate to them and can be drawn upon for
         finding explanatory correspondences.  E.g.:
          FELT PREFERENCES/COMMUNITARIAN ETHIC:  JUDGMENT; CONSUMMATION
                                                                                              OF REWARD; ALTRUISM GOODS;
                                                                                              ENDS; RELATIONSHIP; UNITY;
                                                                                              INTUITION; etc.

          DOMINATE/NATIONAL PLANNING:                  UNDERSTANDING; RATIONALITY;
                                                                                            AGREEMENT; ABILITY; HABIT;
                                                                                            TRAINING; MEANS;  etc.

           EFFECTIVE / ELITE BUREAUCRACY:            EFFECTS; USES; ACTION; PERCEPTIONS;
                                                                                        EXECUTION; PERFORMANCE; REACTIONS;
                                                                                        CONTENT; SETTING; APPEARANCE; etc.
 

There are many more correspondences from my "Graphic Dictionary" some which may make sense and leads to theory (others may not).  I only wished to give you an indication of the idea that scientific concepts are organizable in three concept universes always corresponding to the basic pattern:

                                             I------------------->  II----------------------->  III
                                     ORIGIN--------------> CAUSE-------------->  EFFECT
or:                              PRIORMOST-------> INTERMEDIATE----> ULTIMATE
or:                             GOALS/ENDS----------> MEANS----------->  CONSEQUENCES
or:                                STRIVING               PLANNING                 MAPPING
                                      ISSUES---------->  ISSUES----------------->  ISSUES

 
This system comes from eighteenth century scientist/philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg and not known at all today.  If this is meaningful to you, I would be happy to explore the method further with you and show you my other correspondences.  This system helps organize theory-building, helps organize one's listening to a lecture, helps organize one's concepts.  It is listening tool as well as a thinking tool.


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