As defined by the British Psychological Society, psychology is “the scientific study of the mind and how it dictates and influences our behaviour, from communication and memory to thought and emotion.” Therefore a strong grasp of the topic is important for personal development.
For anyone interested in reaching the next level of personal performance via sound scientific methodology without boring textbooks, a strong recommendation would be Jim Marshall’s book titled “Septemics: Hierarchies of Human Phenomena: Analysis, Prediction and Management of Human Affairs”.
Marshall describes the book as “a new way of viewing human activity”. Septemics features 35 axes of human phenomena, each of which has 7 levels. Marshall wrote Septemics to empower readers and make them understand and master the game of life. Individuals, as well as groups, behave in predictable patterns which are specified in the book and thus will help readers to look at human interaction in a new way. Because individuals, as well as groups, behave in predictable patterns which are specified in this book, Septemics can provide a new way of looking at human interactions, and can help readers achieve their goals faster and easier. This book will guide them into achieving success and change their lives.
Jim Marshall is a polymathic scholar and autodidact who has devoted over 50,000 hours to the study and practice of multiple dimensions of human potential and development. Marshall received a classical education as an honor student at a Jesuit Military Prep School, was accepted into engineering school while still a junior in prep school, and attended college on academic scholarship. He graduated college with a Bachelor of Science cum laude. While still an undergraduate, he began the study of “alternative” Arts and Sciences which today would be described as Transformational and Holistic. Eventually, he became a professional practitioner and, after 28 years of formal education, had a long career as a Human Development Engineer.
What Marshall has done is he has integrated the best aspects of the most advanced techniques on the planet, and expanded their limits by his own R&D. He has successfully treated and/or trained hundreds of clients over a 40 year career. His areas of expertise include psychology, philosophy, theology, parapsychology, science, engineering, mathematics, law, literature, history, metaphysics, military science, political science, physical culture and music.