Welcome to the Theory of Mind website.

THEORIES OF LIFE, MIND, AND EMOTIONS, based upon Physics, Biology, and Psychology, are integrated within this website. Many ideas and theories of others (Walter Cannon, Abraham Maslow, B.F. Skinner, Victor S. Johnston, William T. Powers, Robert Plutchik, Bernard J. Baars, Erwin Shrödinger, and many more), are integrated herein. But the three core theories are Bio-Market theories by neurobiologist Dr. Peggy LaCerra, psychologist Dr. Gregg Henriques, and IT consultant John Keeran. All three of these researchers independently came upon the same theoretical construct and were published independently in the late 1990s. The jargon differs between the theories, but the underlying ideas corroborate each other. Though all three theories are grounded in thermodynamics and evolutionary concepts, these theories can encompass and allow for spiritual and religious beliefs.

TO ORIENT YOU, the left-hand panel of buttons guides you through the Keeran version of the Bio-Market theories: Emotive Energy. The right-hand panel has frequently asked questions, links to other related websites, and additional useful material. In the center of the banner above is a link to the MindEmotionBlog with entries elaborating ideas presented elsewhere within the site, answers to questions presented by others, or other ideas yet to be integrated within the "woven theories" of the main site.

On the right-hand side of the banner is the Emotive Energy Behavioral Diagram (EEBD) with virtually all of the major concepts built into a simple model. Though the model is 3-dimensional, the diagram portrayed is a "cut-away" side view. Viewed from the top, the model appears to be either circular or "saddle shaped" with half being green (positive emotions) and half red (negative emotions). Overall, the 3-D model has a shape similar to a "dog dish" with a high ridge around the outside and a pit in the middle. The diagram in the banner is also a "hot link" which takes you to an in-depth elaboration of the EEBD.

An easy guide to understanding the EEBD model is to think of an automobile or a car as an analogy. For a car, you can go forward or reverse. Plus, you have a gas pedal to control how fast you go forward or reverse. With the EEBD model, the green line is "forward". (You want something and "seek" it.) The red line is "reverse". (You don't want something and "avoid" it.) The gold area represents how "fast" or how much you "want" or "do not want" something. This is "gold" because you frequently spend money to get something or to get away from something. But this can also represent your time and "sweat" (physical and mental energy). The more you want something, the harder you "push the accelerator" and spend your resources (time, sweat, & money). The faster you want to get away from something, again, the more you "push the accelerator" and spend your time, sweat, and money. So, the green line is "seek", the red line is "avoid", and the gold area is how hard or how fast you seek what you want or avoid what you do not want.

1 HAPPINESS BUTTON: Since many visitors only want to quickly understand the essence of happiness and a few insights into life and emotions, the first chapter focuses on four ways to achieve happiness and well-being. The remaining chapters are for the hardy visitors who want to understand the workings of the mind and emotions in-depth.

2 OVERVIEW & OTHER BUTTONS: The overview page acts as a "Table of Contents" and covers the remaining buttons as well as why the material is presented in the order that it is.

CONTACT ME - For questions and/or suggestions, please contact me at jak@theoryofmind.org.

Thank you for visiting!

What is life?

What is emotion?
What are feelings?

How do the brain, mind, and emotions work?

Science & Nonduality Conference
Oct. 21-25, 2009

What is Emotive Energy?

Where are we all headed?
Where am I going?

Who am I? What is my purpose?

What is the difference between "feeling good" and "feeling bad"?

What about God?
Does God exist?

Is there an afterlife?

Why would a "virtual universe" be created?

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