Social Mood Conference  |  Socionomics Foundation

2010

  • [Article] Authoritarianism Study: Part 2

    [Article] Authoritarianism Study: Part 2

    By Alan Hall, originally published in the May 2010 Socionomist The Source of Authoritarian Expression, And The Road Ahead Sociologists typically study authoritarianism within a left-right political spectrum. But as we showed in Part I, a society’s authoritarian impulse is rooted in social mood. Our socionomic Nolan chart illustrates how […]

     
  • [Article] Authoritarianism Versus Anti-authoritarianism: The Tension Boils Over As  Negative Mood Deepens

    [Article] Authoritarianism Versus Anti-authoritarianism: The Tension Boils Over As Negative Mood Deepens

    Socionomics posits that waves of social mood motivate the rise of authoritarian governments, and that the current wave could put a new group of dictators into office. Part 1 of this study shows that over the past 300 years, the world’s most notorious authoritarians rose to power or committed their worst atrocities during or soon after bear markets. He also clarifies shifts in what’s considered socially, politically and morally normal and why it’s important to know about these changing trends today. Part 2 explains the grassroots sources of authoritarian desire and forecasts ways in which it will most likely manifest itself in the future.

     
  • [Article] During Negative Mood Periods, Society Redefines What’s “Normal”

    [Article] During Negative Mood Periods, Society Redefines What’s “Normal”

    We forecast that a continuing long-term trend toward negative social mood will produce increasingly authoritarian—and anti-authoritarian—impulses and eventually lead to the appearance of severe authoritarian regimes around the globe.

     
  • [Article] Socionomics and Fibonacci: The Golden Ratio Governs Life, Beauty and the Universe

    [Article] Socionomics and Fibonacci: The Golden Ratio Governs Life, Beauty and the Universe

    We present new findings that further indicate the ubiquity of the Fibonacci sequence and the golden ratio in the universe. We review some previous observations and make a few conjectures along the way. First, a brief review of the Fibonacci sequence and the golden ratio, phi.

     
  • U.S. Secessionist Sentiment is on the Rise – Will your State Revolt?

    U.S. Secessionist Sentiment is on the Rise – Will your State Revolt?

    Secession isn’t relegated to the history book; it’s a powerful modern political force and springs from the bear-market impulse to polarize and separate. Declines in social mood chip away at the foundations of authority, eventually pushing citizens to attack their own government. In this report, Alan Hall compiles the first-ever index of U.S. secessionism movements to show how, when and why a people revolt.

     
  • [Article] Sports Scandals Signify A Shifting Mood

    [Article] Sports Scandals Signify A Shifting Mood

    Not only are the perception of politicians susceptible to the fluctuations in social mood, sport stars are no different. Former sports journalist Gary Grimes peels back the lid on popular athletes’ such as Tiger Woods and others to reveal their socionomic significance.