By Leon Pomeroy, Rem B. Edwards

This e-book makes use of clinical validity measures to create empirical worth technology and a normative new technology of axiological psychology by means of integrating cognitive psychology with Robert S. Hartman’s formal concept of axiological technology. It finds a systematic technique to establish and rank human values, reaching values appreciation, values explanation, and values size for the 21st century.

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Professional maturity means cultivating a personal style that succeeds with a wide range of personalities, though never with all. We have to appeal to our patients in the medium they understand best. In some cases we choose not to do so and lose them. Word of mouth referrals are the best kind because we get to work with like-minded souls. At times a judicious referral to another professional is the best intervention; no clinician can be all things to all people. Successful clinicians must take a good personal history, get their patients to express their thoughts and feelings, provide empathy, understanding, and emotional support, and achieve self-knowledge before attempting to help others.

Hartman’s legacy is perpetuated by the Robert S. Hartman Institute, established by some of his former colleagues and students. I have served for more than twenty years on the Board of Directors of this nonprofit Institute. It sponsors annual conferences devoted to the development of Hartman’s contributions to humankind. I am honored to serve as the President of this organization since 1999. Together with Mexican colleagues, we sponsored the 2001 meeting at the Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México in Toluca.

Psychometrics is sanctioned by the American Psychological Association (APA) and proceeds from test construction methods approved by the APA. Valuemetrics is not psychometrics. It derives from Hartman’s formal model of value structures and dynamisms and from the Hartman legacy in values research honored and perpetuated by the non-profit Robert S. Hartman Institute, which was formed not long after his death by a group of professors, former students, and other interested persons at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

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