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LECTURE NINE: What happens between people

Slice ePub May 26, 2014
<p> <i>Josephine Klein</i> </p><p>My title, “What happens <i>between</i> people?” is intended to draw attention to a gap in our common language by means of which we talk about what happens when people affect one another. We all have theories about this, but no common language for comparing our theories. For instance, we tend to talk as though there were clear boundaries between people: “I am Jo; you are Jim”. Winnicott writes of a “limiting membrane” between one person and another (1958, p. 239; 1965, p. 148), but while this is a useful metaphor, there is in fact no membrane separating my mind from Jim’s—nothing analogous to the skin that visibly maintains our separate identities. How can we talk about this to one another?</p><p>I propose to take from algebra’s “set theory” a trick called a <i>Venn diagram</i> (Allwein &amp; Barwise, 1996). Venn diagrams allow us to draw lines round sets of items that share a particular something. Thus, I can draw a line, for instance, around everything I think of as “not-I”, and I can draw lines around everything I think of as “not I”, and one can draw lines around everything I think of as “you”, and another line around everything I think of as “not-you”.</p><a class="default-logo-link" href="/ebooks/244691-ten-lectures-on-psychotherapy-and-spirituality">See more</a>

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15 Find Your Own Voice

Slice ePub May 14, 2014
<p><small>SOCIAL PRESSURE IS</small> an inescapable reality for all of us, regardless of whether we are teenagers or adults. It’s the reason why we may feel compelled to wear a particular brand of clothing, use the latest buzzwords, or act a certain way to fit in. It also may be why we think it’s important to live in a particular neighborhood, drive a specific kind of car, or be politically correct. Left unchecked, our efforts to conform can consume our lives and leave us with regrets.</p><p>What makes us so obsessed with blending in? What is the allure of being just like everyone else? When our goal in life is simply to gain the approval of others, we lose clarity on what we bring to the table as individuals. That was me in the seventh grade. I was young, impressionable, and lost. Everything that mattered to me had to do with hanging with the “in” crowd and trying to win their acceptance. I did what they did, said what they said, and adopted their interests as my own. The last thing I wanted to be seen as was different.</p><a class="default-logo-link" href="/ebooks/196610-no-more-regrets-30-ways-to-greater-happiness-and-meaning-in-your-life">See more</a>

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12 Whatcha Gonna Do?

Slice ePub May 14, 2014
<p><strong><small>WE ASSUME YOU HAVE READ</small></strong> Chapters 1 through 11 and have now landed here at Chapter 12—our closing effort. Our minds rang with the regular refrain offered by our mutual Italian-American friend: “Whatcha gonna do?” For sure, “What are we going to do?” was exactly what we thought as we approached this concluding chapter.</p><p>• Provide an emotional appeal? No!</p><p>• Summarize the book? No!</p><p>• Look to the future? No!</p><p>• Give some solid advice for your next steps? Yes!</p><p>Our goal for this last chapter is to offer some practical advice for moving ahead with your theory-building endeavor.</p><p>The General Method of Theory Building in Applied Disciplines Developing (Figure 12.1) has been detailed for the purpose of advancing both theory and practice. This method for assessing and developing sound theory in applied disciplines is meant to fill voids. Both scholars and practitioners have input into this successful methodology. Fusing information from both perspectives can yield a complete and accurate understanding of the realm being investigated.</p><a class="default-logo-link" href="/ebooks/456339-theory-building-in-applied-disciplines">See more</a>

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22 American Republic versus Global Empire

Slice ePub May 14, 2014
<p>“I’ll be frank,” Paula said one day, while we were sitting in a coffee shop. “The Indians and all the farmers who live along the river you’re damming hate you. Even people in the cities, who aren’t directly affected, sympathize with the guerrillas who’ve been attacking your construction camp. Your government calls these people Communists, terrorists, and narcotics traffickers, but the truth is they’re just people with families who live on lands your company is destroying.”</p><p>I had just told her about Manuel Torres. He was an engineer employed by MAIN and one of the men recently attacked by guerrillas at our hydroelectric dam construction site. Manuel was a Colombian citizen who had a job because of a U.S. Department of State rule prohibiting us from sending U.S. citizens to that site. We referred to it as the Colombians are Expendable doctrine, and it symbolized an attitude I had grown to hate. My feelings toward such policies were making it increasingly difficult for me to live with myself.</p><a class="default-logo-link" href="/ebooks/128782-confessions-of-an-economic-hit-man">See more</a>

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Wisconsin in History

Source: Wisconsin
Slice PDF May 14, 2014

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