Tuesday, April 4 2017 at 7:30PM
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The Style and Winch
72 Union Street
Jack Oliver Aaron
What's the talk about?
Socionics was formed in the 1970's and 80's by Lithuanian psychologist, Ausra Augustinaviciute and developed from the work of Carl Jung. It is a theory of personality type that focuses on the concept of information metabolism, i.e. that people finitely vary in terms of how they process different kinds of information. It details 16 different 'types of information metabolism' which contribute to our strengths and weaknesses, as well as values and motivations. These different types can interact with each other, producing a range of relationships from harmonised to conflicting.
Jack Oliver Aaron is a UK-based socionist and founder of the World Socionics Society, a group dedicated to education and forming communities of interest in the theory, as well as running regular meetup groups in London. He has an MSc in Occupational Psychology and is a member of the British Psychological Society. Jack is trying to introduce Socionics to western practitioners as a valuable alternative to popular theories of personality type, such as the MBTI, while looking at how such theories can be used more responsibly and made more falsifiable.
In this talk, Jack will be providing an introduction to the theory of Socionics, looking at how it is constructed from basic dichotomies, while exploring its place in a wider range of theories on personality. The potential merits of the theory will be assessed, as well as the current limitations that exist on theories in the absence of empirical testing
£5 on the door to cover costs with extra raised going to charity