In quantum mechanics, particles, i.e., subatomic particles, become entangled when one particle interacts with the other.  Thereafter, any action, measurement, observation, etc., of one affects the other.  The speed is instantaneous—no time passes.  This is the entanglement proposition discussed and opposed initially by Einstein, and supported by John Bell in Bell’s Inequality Theorem.  Einstein disliked the idea intensely, calling it “spooky action at a distance” but entanglement occurs and has been observed experimentally, and particles have been manipulated.  Action on one entangled particle affects the other at superluminal velocity, i.e., FTL—Faster Than Light.

Psychology has no such concept.  Psychology is still deterministic and in most cases positivistic—the extreme form of determinism.  Psychology is causal so if something cannot be measured it never existed.  If it is not measurable and observable, it never happened.  I am proposing a radical way to found psychology on the physics of quantum mechanics, Einstein’s theory of General Relativity, and string theory—specifically Mtheory—to get psychology out of this bind.

Simply put, any interaction between two people affects every other person the individual has ever interacted with.  This change occurs at superluminal velocity and does not require one person to talk to another person with whom he or she is entangled.  Thus, it is not the way psychology suggests the individual processes information as we presently know it.  Entanglement as a psychological principle is non-local and instantaneous.

If I measure something in a psychological assessment, whomever the subject has become entangled with is affected somehow by that measurement or observation.  And if I just interact with someone, everyone else who is entangled with either one of us—it goes both ways—is somehow affected.

Culture is a first order level of entanglement.  So is family a first order level.  Family and culture are so entangled that what happens to one is happening to everyone on a first order.  I operationally define first order as direct.

People and cultures we are not so close to are second order entangled.  The change, instantaneous as it is, is more on the unconscious level.  It is operationally defined as indirect.

The third order of entanglement occurs on the level of DNA.  DNA entanglement supports the concept that “we are all one.”’ We are all related.  What occurs to one occurs to all on the most basic levels.

The fourth order is on the molecular level.  And the fifth order is on the quantum level.