| CONSCIOUSNESS REGAINED?|
To regain consciousness, psychology must make a system of shifts in -- consciousness:
Those aspects of the environment must be differentiated because the logical relationship between the person and each sphere is different - the person is the most complex system in the ecosphere, the element of the sociosphere, and the source of the technosphere. Thus, whereas person-as-ecosphere is part of the natural sciences, person-as-sociosphere is part of the social sciences, and person-as-technosphere is part of what Herbert Simon calls "the sciences of the artificial" [Simon, 1981]. In the social sciences, since the person is an element of the sociosphere, we must deal with observer effects; in the sciences of the artificial, since the person is the source of the technosphere, we must deal with participant effects.
The following three shifts refer, respectively, to the person-as-ecosphere, person-as-technosphere, and person-as-sociosphere.
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