The hypothesis is that Model A serves as a basis for representation of an overall lifecycle evolution of the human psyche, starting from the appearing of the structure of the human psyche and ending at its filling with specific information.
Specific individual is a model of informational metabolism type of the psyche filled with real, particular information. Personality and unique individuality of a human being is determined not simply by the model, but by model filled with real, actual information, which person gains throughout their life.
The following figure shows the structure of the conditionally complete model of informational metabolism of the psyche:
• Development occurs according to age stages (multiple of approximately seven years) through consistent filling psyche functions with information in the course of interaction with the outside world. The transition to the next block is determined by attaining the corresponding age and does not depend on the degree of filling of certain block with information. Filling psyche functions with information evolves depending on the nature of their interaction with the outside world and takes place in accordance with the information aspects, processed through each function. In the complete model of informational metabolism of the psyche it is demonstrated by transition from the superblock to the superblock, starting from the cellular level (Cital superblock) and ending at the level of higher consciousness (Supermental superblock)
• It’s important to note that progressing through stages doesn’t mean that type of information metabolism of the human psyche changes herewith. It simply means that the dominant element of interaction with the outside world is transferred to the new block, and person may be prone to identify with it more than with any other blocks at a particular stage of the psyche development.
• In cases of difficulty or prohibition (blocking) of the interaction with the outside world of some functions or blocks, the transition to the following level (the block, the superblock) nevertheless happens on reaching a certain age limit, and sections, that have remained unfilled have an effect on further human life by characteristic distortions of informational metabolism type of the psyche.
• It’s also important to add that regardless of the stage of psyche development of a person at a certain point, all other blocks interact with the world and are filled with information as well, but the dominant focus is shifted to the block of the corresponding stage.
Brief overview of blocks in Model A:
(more on Cital and Supermental superblocks can be found here)
Executive block 1 (Id) of the Vital superblock. Age 1-1.5 through 3-4 (approximately). Transition to the actual objective activity, formation of the so-called practical or sensorimotor intelligence. Position of the child at this age can be expressed through the standpoint - "I can".
Control block 1 (Super-Id) of the Vital superblock. Age 3-4 through 7-8 (approximately). In developmental psychology this period is sometimes referred to as the “three-years-old crisis”. This is the block of making decisions and activation of the psyche. Filling of blocks with individual experience and norms. Position of the child at this age can be expressed through the standpoint - "I want".
Vital superblock workout. Age 7-8 through 13-14 (approximately). Development of the Vital superblock in its entirety. Intensive acquisition of individual experience within the framework of the Vital superblock. Mental superblock is used too, but so as to say, involuntary, as the conditions may demand. During this period of psyche development individual remains self-centered in a sense that almost all interactions with the outside world is unconsciously narrowed down to his/her needs and desires (individual and “automatic” peculiarity of the Vital superblock).
Control block 2 (Super-ego) of the Mental superblock. Age 11-14 through 19-21 (approximately). Transition from Identity to Personality, from the block of individual life to the block of social life. Development of social attitude, social medium discovery. Level of the psyche development in this period can be expressed through the standpoint - "I have to/I must".
This block can be the source of many mistypings and confusions and the reason why many socionists don’t recommend being typed before at least 18. People tend to over-associate themselves with their Super-ego, that is also called the block of social adjustment, and sometimes get stuck in it up till 30 and even further, while Ego block remains unclaimed.
At later stages, when a person is supposed to be already at their Ego level, it’s pretty much common to mistype as Role+Creative, because vulnerable becomes more and more obvious and pronounced, but self-identification with Super-ego still remains strong.
Executive block 2 (Ego) of the Mental superblock. Age 19-21 through 28 (approximately). Development of intellectual maturity, active attempts at independent creativity, deepening of understanding of moral norms and attitudes, role and situational behavior, development of socio-temporal ideas of themselves as an adult, which leads to a more or less clear awareness of their functional purpose. Level of the psyche development in this period can be expressed through the standpoint - "I know".
Mental superblock workout. Age 28 through 42 (approximately). Development of the Mental superblock in its entirety. Development of social life of a person, activation of inclusion in the sphere of social production and realization of functional orientation, family-parental duties, increased desire for constructive solving of various life problems, and so on.
Type of informational metabolism of the psyche (Model A) workout. Age 42 through 70 (approximately). In the norm implies development of human capabilities in the functional-aspect area as defined by the model of informational metabolism of the psyche. "In the norm" means - on the basis of a healthy body (Homo somaticus) under normal, without distortions, conditions of psyche development (Homo psychicus) at the previous stages. The decisive factor of the normal development of the psyche in adulthood is an active intellectual activity and interaction of the psyche with the outside world.