Comparing relationships to unicycles seems strange or unlikely, however the constant strive for balance against opposing forces is a perfect description for relational dialectics theory (Griffin, 2009). Barbara Montgomery, an interpersonal communication scholar, describes riding a unicycle as a task of contradicting forces, constantly pulling against each other in a tug-of-war motion. The best way to control the wheel is by the constant changes in movement, adapting one way or the other, to maintain
bad individual and created this identity in order to get to Katie and hurt her. Alex unfortunately saw this profile at the police station, and it goes to show you that you cannot always believe what is presented to you. Interpersonal relationship dialectics are very important in the process of forming relationships as well as maintaining them (Pei-Wen, 2008). Alex had a great self-concept but struggled with his esteem about being a single father, losing his wife, and worrying that he is not a good
The language used to describe both genders is vastly different in undertone. Men are made out to look more strong, vigorous, and successful while women are given words with strong emotional connotation. Perceptions can be skewed by this type of dialectic, and when the mold is broken, undesirable judgements can be made. The molds placed on both genders influence behavior, communication styles, and roles taken on. Social conformity is a natural part of human nature in that need of feeling like one
paper I’m advocating a research process which involves engaging, reflexively, with the embodied intersubjective relationship we have with participants. I call this practice ‘reflexive embodied empathy’. First, I explicate the concept of empathy through exploring ideas from the philosophical phenomenological literature. I then apply this theory to practice and offer examples of reflexive analysis of embodied empathy taken from various hermeneutic phenomenological research projects. Three interpenetrating
strategies. c. skills. d. resources. e. rules. Answer: a. theories. . When seeking to resolve group tensions, the dialectic approach recommends a __________________ approach. a. compromise b. either/or c. both/and d. approach/avoidance e. task/maintenance Answer: c. both/and . All of the following pairs of common folk proverbs illustrate the contradictory nature of dialectic tensions EXCEPT a. "Opposites attract" and "Birds of a feather flock together." b. "Two 's company, three 's a crowd"
group and an empirical study. I would like to outline the implications of these observations for further research and intervention. Before I do this I would like to express my deepest gratitude to parents for their time, courage and willingness to share with us their stories and experiences. I would like also to thank the many organizations including ARAFMI and individuals who supported the research and a special thanks to my intern Julia Godresse for her invaluable contribution to these projects.
RESEARCH Understanding the Experiences of Adult Learners: Content Analysis of Focus Group Data Jeff Zacharakis, Marie Steichen, and Gabriela Diaz de Sabates, Kansas State University Dianne Glass, Kansas Board of Regents ABSTRACT In this qualitative research study, we sought to better understand the experiences of adult learners in adult education centers. We conducted eight focus groups with 104 adult education students from 25 adult learning centers. Five groups were made up of English-speaking
refresh their knowledge, skills and experience in line with the changing needs of public services. For reasons that will become apparent, I have chosen to describe this newly emerging paradigm as 'engaged leadership '. It reflects a move towards a relational mode of management that we might describe as open, inclusive, emotionally intelligent and connected. For many managers and leaders this represents a counter intuitive challenge to the traditional ways we have tried to facilitate and maximise the
UNIFYING PRINCIPLES OF ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR AND MANAGEMENT ABSTRACT Theories and models of organizational behavior and management continue to increase in number and complexity. While much of the recent research has not made its way into standard business textbooks, these textbooks nonetheless offer a broad array of topics and concepts that can easily overwhelm both student and practitioner. No common thread appears to link these disparate topics, despite the fact that variations on the
The emergence of new territorial scales of governance and the redeﬁnition of existing scales (like the nation-state) change the regulation and organisation of social, political and economic power relations. Over the past few years, a plethora of research has been published on the social construction of scale and the deeply contested scalar transformations of the political economy of advanced capitalist societies (Dicken et al. 2001; Herod and Wright 2002; Howitt 1993; Smith and Dennis 1987; Swyngedouw