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  • Social Mood

    Social Mood

    Social mood is a shared mental state among humans that arises from social interaction. Social mood predisposes individuals in the group toward emotions, beliefs and actions. It fluctuates constantly in a fractal pattern. It is unconscious, unremembered and endogenously regulated. Socionomic theory proposes that social mood governs the character of social […]

  • [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.

  • [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.

  • [Audio] 10 Minutes with Robert Prechter

    [Audio] 10 Minutes with Robert Prechter

    Peabody Award-winning journalist Don Shelby interviews Robert Prechter about the herding impulse, social mood, the financial bailout and the media. Click the play button to listen to this interview originally broadcast on WCCO radio. Running Time: 10 min 21 sec

  • [Audio] The Differences in Financial and Economic Decision Making

    [Audio] The Differences in Financial and Economic Decision Making

    Socionomics teaches us that people behave differently when making a financial decision to buy a stock or a home as compared to making an economic decision to buy a pair of shoes or a loaf of bread. Understanding the difference can have a huge impact on one’s success in the […]

  • [Audio] Corn, Ethanol and Hysteria

    [Audio] Corn, Ethanol and Hysteria

    Does using corn for energy make sense? Is common sense or hysteria behind this aspect of the green movement? Corn prices affect a very large percentage of the foods we eat and food inflation is rising. Socionomics helps us understand why the corn to energy movement is gaining in popularity.

  • [Article] Aircraft Accidents

    [Article] Aircraft Accidents

    We postulated that a negative social mood—held by passengers, crew, maintenance workers and pilots alike—would tend to increase the chances for aircraft accidents and that a positive social mood would decrease them. Indeed that is the case.