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Socionomic Theory

  • [Article] This Christmas, Socionomics is All Around You

    [Article] This Christmas, Socionomics is All Around You

    Socionomics is not always about data and charts. If you pay attention, you can feel it. Consider four recent films, which break disturbing new ground in the genre of dark Christmas movies.

     
  • Socionomics Explained

    Socionomics Explained

    Get an introduction from this interactive interview with Robert Prechter, Executive Director of the Socionomics Institute.

     
  • [Article] The Mainstream Reports On the Financial/Economic Dichotomy

    [Article] The Mainstream Reports On the Financial/Economic Dichotomy

    “Financial markets do not operate in the same way as those for other goods and services. When the price of a television set or software package goes up, demand for it generally falls. When the price of a financial asset rises, demand generally increases.”
    —The Economist, August 12, 2010

     
  • [Article] Why A Well-Known Scholar Embraced Socionomics

    [Article] Why A Well-Known Scholar Embraced Socionomics

    This month Dave Allman conducts a wide-ranging interview with John Casti, scholar, entrepreneur and author of numerous books, including the well-received socionomics primer Mood Matters this spring. Excerpts of their conversation follow. —Ed.

     
  • [Article] Two Popular Science Magazines Review the Socionomic Hypothesis

    [Article] Two Popular Science Magazines Review the Socionomic Hypothesis

    John Casti’s just-published book, Mood Matters: From Rising Skirt Lengths to the Collapse of World Powers, continues to bring socionomics to the attention of the academic media. Two of the world’s most prestigious science journals published lengthy reviews of the socionomic hypothesis in their September issues. One write-up was favorable toward Dr. Casti’s book and socionomics, the other less so.

     
  • Two Books Offer Takes On Socionomics

    Two Books Offer Takes On Socionomics

    Two books discussing socionomics have just hit the scene. One offers a friendly and accessible presentation of the nascent science, the other a proposal to retool governments’ regulatory approach according to socionomic precepts.

     
  • [Article] Herding at Heathrow

    [Article] Herding at Heathrow

    Herding was very helpful for avoiding a stone-age lion mauling, but today it can cause real agony in the civilized jungle of stock market trading floors.

     
  • [Article] Where I Believe Socionomics is Heading

    [Article] Where I Believe Socionomics is Heading

    In a full question and answer interview, Mark Almand and Robert Prechter walk you through the development of socionomic thought from news headlines to the academic chalkboards. This issue also delves into new theoretical insights including a detailed chart of the structure of socionomic theory that puts all the pieces in place.

     
  • Negative Social Mood Soon To Foster Secessionist Sentiment in the U.S.

    Negative Social Mood Soon To Foster Secessionist Sentiment in the U.S.

    GAINESVILLE, Ga. / March 8, 2010 – A study of secessionist activity during the United States’ 234-year history reveals that the country’s pent-up anger during negative mood periods is like the pent-up energy prior to an earthquake – it will find violent release.

     
  • [Article] A Browner Shade Of Green

    [Article] A Browner Shade Of Green

    From its July 2008 all-time-high, the Continuous Commodity Index fell 47 percent and remains about 32 percent below its peak. The following timeline of headlines documents the subsequent environmental accidents and waning desire to save the environment: