Psychroneity: A New Evolutionary Perspective

By Samantha Kilbourne and Brock Kilbourne.

Published by The International Journal of Science in Society

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The present paper argues that the inherent constructive and interactional capacities of human beings in combination with the emergent scientific and technological culture of the 21st century has fast forward the human species and human civilization like no other time in human history. A new concept, Psychroneity, is introduced to explain the psychological process by which humans actively construct and interact with their own technology to increase their functional capacities, enhance their life experiences, and to effectively transform themselves, and their social and physical environments. Implication for understanding the emergence of the high-tech self, a new evolutionary perspective (i.e., constructive selection), and new directions in future social scientific research are discussed.

Keywords: Cultural Studies, Science and Technology, Evolution, Self-transformation

The International Journal of Science in Society, Volume 7, Issue 1, March 2015, pp.17-30. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: January 19, 2015 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 576.007KB)).

Dr. Samantha Kilbourne

Doctoral Student in Clinical Forensic Psychology, California School of Forensic Studies, Alliant International University, Temecula, California, USA

Samantha Kilbourne has an MA in Clinical Forensic Psychology. She is a fourth year doctoral student at the California School of Forensic Studies at Alliant International University, San Diego. She is currently working as an intern at Aurora Behavioral Health Care and working on her doctoral dissertation.

Dr. Brock Kilbourne

Director, El Camino Psychology Services, PC, Oceanside, CA, USA

Brock Kilbourne, Ph.D., has been a Licensed Psychologist (CA. PSY10467) since 1988 in part-time or full time private practice. Dr. Kilbourne worked for the Department of Behavioral Health, County of San Bernardino, for approximately 14 years, most of which as a Clinic Supervisor while maintaining an active caseload, and supervised more than a half dozen different county clinics. He is a Fellow and Diplomate of the American Board of Medical Psychotherapists (ABMP, #1968-1994). He is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychological Specialties (Forensic Clinical Psychology, ABPS, #9536) and a Fellow of the American College of Forensic Examiners Institute (ACFEI, #9356).