Emotional Warfare® Education& Professional Consulting Services
An Innovative Platform for New Adaptive Behavior Analytics, Sentiment Analysis, Behavior Mapping and Moral Decision-Making Processes
ONE DIVIDE provides objective intelligence about human conflict and how to achieve human unity through new behavior-pattern identification, processing and pattern recognition of Emotional Warfare.
Whether you’re an educator of psychology, a mental health professional, a practicing psychologist, or a leader of corporate or government groups, the Philosophy of One Divide and its theory of Emotional Warfare provides information that can transform a patient, a boardroom of global executives or the political landscape of society.
The One Divide / Emotional Warfare Platform
The Realities of Behavioral Phenomena
Through synthesizing academic approaches and common knowledge born of human experience, using a categorically inspired language system, the Philosophy of One Divide uniquely articulates human transformation potential and optimization through a critical overview of human nature and human psychology. This provides a comprehensive framework that captures the realities of behavioral phenomena informed by the deterministic mechanics of Emotional Warfare and the interplay of its Pattern(s).
This framework explores and reveals the nonsubjective, nonexperiential self, examining universal and evolutionary behavioral principles through a first-person practical, philosophical and psychological perspective, yielding conceptual clarity. It utilizes education as a means of intra- and interpersonal, assisted or unassisted intervention through a synergized platform for philosophy, theory and practice that applies to mental health and mental illness, including both nonpsychotic and psychotic afflictions, advancing traditional platforms and psychologies (including social and humanistic) while remaining consistent with modern theory and practice in both philosophy and psychology.
One Divide provides a philosophy of science and analytical philosophy predicated on the theory of Emotional Warfare. Key elements of the platform include:
Strategic positioning within a functional-causal framework or “mechanistic functionalism”
A unique language system designed to work in both technical, scientific, and naturalistic spaces and common-sense or folk-psychology discourse
A meta-philosophical position that allows for multiple fields to be examined, including but not limited to the philosophy of mind, philosophy of psychology, philosophy of science, moral philosophy, game theory, evolutionary game theory, social contract theory, and artificial intelligence — adding versatility to the Emotional Warfare education approach, which is centered on real-world deployment and utility
One Divide’s philosophy of science establishes a new approach to psychology and methodology. Key elements include:
Platform function as a system-to-system advancement of modern philosophy and psychology theories, providing universal utility that works in both diagnostic and non-diagnostic frameworks, such as the DSM-5 (US) or the Power-Threat-Meaning Framework (UK)
A full psychopathology framework and advanced understandings of agency and efficacy through One Divide’s “behavior-based moral model” or moral decision-making process framework
The new definitive conception of the “True Self” state of being, and advancements to Winnicott’s false-self disorder that provide both metatheoretical and clinical utility and, crucially, practical and socio-political application — while remaining consistent with modern theory and science
The Philosophy of One Divide, professionally and academically endorsed by leading scholars and experts in the field, investigates the multitude of reference points (historical and present) that shape contemporary perspectives on human nature and how sense of self and identity operate. In so doing, One Divide establishes a multidimensional architecture and versatile platform that captures the situational dynamics that influence human behavior and moral decision-making processes in a way that goes beyond traditional understandings — extending further into the human psyche and society, while being a universal platform that works on every level, from the metatheoretical and clinical to the practical and socio-political domains in the natural world, through a unique language system inspired by category theory.
One Divide’s theory of Emotional Warfare reshapes the philosophy of mind, philosophy of psychology, moral philosophy, social philosophy and other prevailing theories centered on naturalistic accounts of human behavior. The result is a combined educational and psycho-technological platform providing continuous, unbiased intelligence and pattern-driven analytics within the person and within society and an illumination of today’s technologically advanced and more emotion-based world that is producing a new form of culture — one that demands a new, innovative platform to address the issues affecting the human condition and our cooperative adaptiveness.
Emotional Warfare® Essay Collection: Vol. 1
A Supplemental Guide to the Philosophy of One Divide®
“In evolutionary terms, the function of natural selection is to take small variations among organisms and eventually give rise to a new, more intelligent species that survives better than its predecessors. Would a small variation in how society thinks about changing human behavior — and in theories about individual and social cognition about human behavior — eventually give rise to a new, more intelligent and more behaviorally and morally upright version of humanity? Would this lead to widespread and meaningful change?
This has proven extremely difficult to answer in a nontheoretical manner that can be applied to real people. Moving from the theoretical to the practical — application — hinges on human innovation, motivation and willingness.
For a change like this to expand beyond the conventional understanding of ethics and moralities and into individual emotional freedom, inherently promoting social advocacy, justice and an overall more ethical politics, a cognitive and emotional evolution would have to take place — and a new form of education about human conflict and human unity would have to be implemented. [This kind of meaningful individual philosophical orientation and psychological adaptation] would lead to a long-term collective evolution and a deepened sense of morality, one that comes from within and extends beyond self-interest. People can, through evolution, change their moral behavior and the human culture altogether by progressing the theory of mind, [a critical element of human cognition,] into a greater understanding of the theory of status and alliance—of politics.”
The Philosophy of One Divide provides an advanced method and behavior model and innovative True Intent Frame — a philosophical-psychology design that allows for the identification and dissection of the False Self, and the dissection and optimization of the True Self.
The same One Divide® Method that is used to understand a person’s own Inward Emotional Warfare (IEW) is applied to the interpersonal, sociological, or sociopolitical realms of the human experience: Outward Emotional Warfare (OEW). This creates the Emotional Warfare Interplay Equation: IEW + OEW = Emotional Warfare Interplay.
ONE DIVIDE provides education and professional consulting services informed by the Philosophy of One Divide and theory of Emotional Warfare, professionally and academically endorsed by leading scholars and experts in the field.
All of these services are centered on an advanced method and behavior model that allows objective intelligence about intra- and interpersonal human conflict and how to achieve human unity through new behavior-pattern identification and processing and pattern recognition of Emotional Warfare. They provide essential intra- and interpersonal navigation skills and conflict abatement strategies designed to promote personal emotional growth and professional optimization in a manner that adds social value.
“A Critical Contribution to Understanding Mental Health & Illness”
I have accumulated 70+ years of life experience and have studied the human condition for the past 5 decades. It is my professional opinion that Edward Kroger’s One Divide Philosophy — and his Theory of Emotional Warfare — addresses important and outstanding questions and problems in our understanding of both adaptive and maladaptive human behaviors. Importantly, the claims made by the philosophy are rational and evaluable and these insights are consistent with current psychological knowledge and theories of and about human conduct.
Kroger’s philosophical contribution provides some powerful clues about the nature of both mental health and mental illness — two concepts which remain to this day poorly defined and understood. Commonly, these are practically and ineffectively defined with respect to one another. That is, mental health is the condition when one does not harbor mental illness, whilst mental illness is when one is not mentally healthy. As a result, we have limited useful insight as to how and why behavioral disorders arise (and are best treated) and only dim comprehension of how we may achieve, maintain, and characterize mental health.
The One Divide Philosophy and Theory of Emotional Warfare, on the other hand, recognizes maladaptive and abnormal mental dysfunctions (i.e., mental illnesses) which exist on the basis of brains that don’t work effectively (i.e., “broken brains” and most psychoses) and those where functionally effective brains aren’t used effectively (i.e., “intact brains” and the neuroses). Crucially, Kroger’s philosophy applies to both non-psychotic and psychotic afflictions! Interestingly, this perspective is shared by the Clinical Psychology Division of the British Psychological Association’s Power Threat Meaning Framework, a product of an entirely different group operating a continent and an ocean distant from Edward Kroger. Which implies that multiple persons are coming to identical, or at least similar, conclusions.
In sum, the One Divide Philosophy and Theory of Emotional Warfare deserves serious attention from those who care for and about the mentally afflicted, whether they be academically, theoretically and philosophically, or therapeutically inclined.
Waldemar A. Schmidt, PHD, MD
Professor Emeritus Oregon Health and Science University
Book 6 to be published online May 2020
Emotional Warfare Treatise: Books 1–6
Original Foundational Framework and Philosophical Literature
The One Divide/Emotional Warfare Platform provides a series of educational books that outline the supporting principles of the Philosophy of One Divide and the theoretical framework of Emotional Warfare.
Written as a comprehensive treatise on the issues central to human conflict and human unity and the theory of Emotional Warfare, the books in the first set (Books 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5) are designed to work as online textbooks, providing the groundwork and information needed to find and protect one’s independent emotional freedom while creating a movement toward a unified, elevated state of collective consciousness — a true contemporary ONEness — attained through new behavior-pattern awareness. This type of individual and societal awareness applies to a multitude of behavioral phenomena, including intra- and interpersonal agreement and disagreement modeling and person-to-person navigation techniques.
Of special note, Book 6 expands the Emotional Warfare treatise by providing a scholarly and extensive, but not exhaustive, meta-perspective and deeper dive into the original foundational framework and philosophical literature of the Philosophy of One Divide and theory of Emotional Warfare established in Books 1–5.