Mainstream psychology has a reputation for a certain nimble,
affable attitude which makes its subjects more appealing to a
popular audience. This form of psychology is virtually unique for
its 1-to-1 relevance to the audience, and its immediate
applicability in the personal and inter-personal world of its
Mainstream psychology is often summarized in individual 'grand
theses', often combining words such as 'individual (adj.)',
'passivity / aggression / intelligence / schizophrenia / depression',
'improves / spirals out of control', 'under some [stated] conditions'.
The conditions can be stated to be a byproduct of further factors
such as 'de-socialization / de-sensitization / stimulation / group
settings'. Some bizarre theses seem to hold under the conditions
of certain illnesses, or under bizarre stimulus. Thus, some of the
conditions may have results only under 'over-exposure / with high
intensity' or 'if the client is sensitive to the stimulus'.
Thus, mainstream psychology can be mapped as follows:
4. Social psychology?
5. Stimulus? De-sensitized or de-socialized?
10. Intelligent (specific sensitivity)?
11. Passive / aggressive (hidden symptoms)?
A. Bee-sting. Physical sensitivity. Requires physical treatment or
B. Allergy to yogurt. Sensitivity with a condition. May affect
certain social situations.
C. Person is behaving bizarrely because they are not wearing any
clothes. Person may have dementia or excessive promiscuity.
Problem needs to be solved immediately.
D. Person feels social anxiety. Person is otherwise mentally
healthy. Condition which applies in all social situations.
E. Person has a concealed megalomania. This is social
psychology that applies only in certain social situations.
F. Person is feeling discomfort in the office. This may be a
product of a physical or mental condition.
G. Person is feeling very alert. The person may be drugged or
experiencing psychosis or exaggerated emotions.
H. Person doesn't show up at the appointment. Person may be
disorganized, forgetful, or have a physical impairment.
I. Person's condition doesn't improve. The condition may be
habitual, chronic, fatal, or in some other way serious.
J. Person is dysfunctional and blames their mood. Person may be
K. Person doesn't handle social situations very well. Person may
be emotionally immature, abused, schizophrenic, or
developmentally abnormal (high I.Q.).
L. Person is especially complex on one issue. Person may simply
have special knowledge in this area (high I.Q.).
M. Person is especially un-forthcoming on one particular topic in
her life. Person may have suppressed memories.
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