The Pyramid: A Unified Model of Psychology Based on Trigger-Reciprocity Theory for the Etiology of the Normal and Abnormal Mind/Brain

Stein, David B.; Foltz, Robert
March 2010
Ethical Human Psychology & Psychiatry;2010, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p6
Academic Journal
The article presents the pyramid model (PM) as a representation of the functioning of the mind. The authors say the PM aims to integrate the four basic responses studied by psychologists, namely behavior, physiology, cognition and affect. They add that the model explains how external events are filtered through the belief system, producing the consequences of the responses. The authors discuss depression triggers, Deepok Chopra's views on thoughts, and the different models and theories of psychology including Ellis and Harper's, and Barlow and Durrand's.


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