Theory
Can we measure it?



Underpinning our campaigns exposing the hazards of couple relationships or the Internet is a visionary theory. This theory considers psychological danger from a scientific perspective. It states that a pragmatic approach is the only way to avoid imminent disaster. Using a quantitative method, EDP theory does away with the need for magical claims based on abstract transcendence (God, the unconscious, etc.).

1/ General considerations:

fluctuation and sensitivity to information

image EDP theory is a breakthrough from the static illnesses of the past century. It states that individuals are perpetually evolving through an infinite succession of contagious states. This condition is, according to the Maximum Information Intake (MII) theory, a product of their sensitivity to the information they are required to process each day. Beyond a given daily MII, the brain starts to dysfunction. By calculating this Intake, we can assess each individual’s risk of being a victim of a psychological accident and the dangerousness of each place, and devise measures to reduce this Intake.



2/ Exposure factors

image MII theory identifies exposure factors that make it possible to calculate an individual’s rate of EDP:
Simple information (overload): objects, events and contacts (including digital contacts)
Layered information (virtuality): Internet, telephone, television and transport
Looped information (trauma): unbalanced relationships (couple, family, hierarchy)

Several of the above factors are considered here for the first time from the perspective of their negative impact. The equation calculating the individual rate of exposure considers these elements against attenuating factors (solitude, sleep…) in a complex mathematical formula that makes it possible to work out an individual’s exposure rate or the dangerousness of one given street.
Learn more:Dangerous situations.



3/ Theory of a quantifiable danger

image The impending disaster the Observatory has been predicting since 2008, with France as its epicenter, can be avoided. To make this possible, like with other pandemics, preventative tools must be developed to rapidly reduce individual exposure rates: the public at large needs to be taught how to avoid the most dangerous situations. This theory of a quantifiable danger also makes it possible to develop methods to reduce the rate of exposure, together with effective signage designed to alert the public to invisible hazards.