Research, Posters and Talks


How is this research significant?

Constructed Development Theory is having a major impact on a number of fields, including stage development as we discover methods o vertical growth not reliant on stages, as is the standard approach. Also, the field of Coaching has been impacted in a major way with the introduction of Dynamic Intelligence. Having a measurable scale for a coach's efficacy has spawned workshops, followers and an institute that controls the system across the globe. Other impact has been seen within psychology where the unification of a number of theories by the four pillars of CDT has given rise to a better understanding of existing theories, including Freud, Vygotsky, Piaget, Gardner, Spearman, Kahneman and more, as we understand that the unconscious Intention, Awareness, Choice and Response elicits far from each theory than has previously been seen.For example, if Freud had known about CDT, he would have understood that "ego" is a construct, and at the highest levels of the Awareness Quotient, it is a choice, and thus the label (his label) disappears altogether.

    Journal Articles

  • Stevens, D. (2021) Constructed Development Theory: a brand new way of addressing adult development. New Ideas in Psychology. Pre-Published.
  • Stevens, D. (2022) A Critique of Existing Stage Transition Theory and the Introduction of a New Method for Vertical Growth. Journal of Adult Development. Pre-Published.
  • Stevens, D. (2022) A Better Measure of Emotional Data using Constructed Development Theory. Journal of Adult Development. Pre-Published.
  • Stevens, D. (2022) Personality isn't real: it's a choice. Journal of Adult Development. Pre-Published.
  • Stevens, D. (2022) Competence is the name we give to our Dynamic Intelligence. New Ideas in Psychology. Pre-Published.

Conference Talks

  • Stevens, D. (2022) Constructed Development and Requisite Agility Workshops Requisite Agility Unleashed Conference (New York City) 04/2022
  • Stevens, D. (2021) How does Dynamic Intelligence Impact your business start-up? International Confex for Business Excellence (Virtual - 12/2021)
  • Stevens, D. (2021) Constructed Development Theory and the link to Psychometrics: the missing link to more robust Personality Data, Association for Business Psychology (Virtual) 01/2021 - Click Link
  • Stevens, D. (2021) How does Dynamic Intelligence come before Requisite Agility? Requisite Agility Unleashed Conference (Virtual) 12/2021
  • Stevens, D. (2020) Coaching 2.0: Why your Coaching Fails. Association for Coaching Conference, Virtual 06/2021 - Video coming soon.
  • Stevens, D. (2020) How can we improve Trait Theory? Association for Coaching Conference, Virtual 06/2021 - Click Here for Video
  • Stevens, D. (2019) Why we should have a benchmark system for coaching excellence. NLP Conference, London 05/2019
  • Stevens, D. (2018) What is Constructed Development Theory? SCiO Conference, Manchester 10/2018 - Click Here for Video
  • Stevens, D. (2018) How CDT is the answer to NLP's Coaching Issues. NLP Conference, London 04/2018 - Click Here for Video

Conference Posters

  • Stevens, D. (2021) How does Stage Transition actually work? Poster presented at the European Society for Adult Development Virtual Conference. - Click Here for Poster
  • Stevens, D. (2021) What is Constructed Development Theory? Video presentation shown at numerous Virtual Conferences since 2019. - Click Here for Poster
  • Stevens, D. (2019) Poster on the Research Behind Constructed Development Theory. Poster presented at the British Psychological Society Occupational Psychology Conference. - Click Here for Poster
  • Stevens, D. (2018) Does Dynamic Intelligence exist as a conceptual measure of self-awareness? Poster presented at the European Society for Adult Development Conference. - Click Here for Poster

Current and On-going Projects

Lauretta, E., Stevens, D., Valente, M., and D’Orazio, P. (2022) The Linkage between Perceptions, Externalities and Financial Crisis: an Agent-Based Model.

The project investigates the structural and cognitive reasons that lead financial agents to underestimate risk and uncertainty and underprice risk assets in periods of economic prosperity. Positing that misleading perceptions can create distorted beliefs, this project centres on the role of externalities. This research fits within the “Behavioural Finance” research area, in particular, it regards the central topic of “linkage among Risk Perception, Externalities, and Financial Crisis.”

The study will contribute to the behavioural finance and ABM literature which has overlooked the core role played by perceptions in creating the financial operators' beliefs-behaviors.

How is this research significant?

    - CDT - the focus on shortcuts to our self-construction
    - Adult Metacognition – thinking about our habituated thinking via CI's
    - CDT is the first measure of meta-cognition via the AQ.
    - The Four Pillars of Constructed Development – how CDT is deconstructed
    - Dynamic Intelligence – the process by which CDT is constructed by you
    - Zone of Dynamic Development – the adult version of Vygotsky’s ZPD
    - The Development Onion – moving CDT away from a stage-based system
    - CDT separates vertical growth from stage development via the Onion.
    - Cognitive Intentions linked to Piagetian schemata – not done before
    - Cognitive Thinking Styles – and our unconscious habituated use of them
    - The Awareness Quotient - Measurement tool for self-awareness
    - The Dynamic Intelligence Awareness Model – the process for DI awareness
    - Constructed Development Grid – where one places themselves developmentally
    - Emotional Intelligence is a facet of DI when IACR is implied
    - CDT is the foundation for any measure of self-awareness, which is DI.
    - CDT illustrates that ‘competence’ might exist by a different name: DI
    - CDT is the Conduit between domain-general and domain-specific thinking

    CDT, as a psychological field of study allows one to become a:

    Constructed Developmental Psychologist

    Further to these contributions, CDT can be abbreviated as such:

    • CDT reveals hidden infrastructure (algorithms)
    • CDT reveals hidden patterns of thinking (styles)
    • CDT enhances understanding of relationship between unconscious biases and responses to environment
    • CDT highlights limitations to learning and thinking and responding
    • CDT highlights interventions for improvement
    • CDT highlights interventions for personal development
    • CDT highlights interventions for development of praxis

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