The Case Study : Katherine

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In the case study, Katherine is beginning her first semester at college, and realizes that she has a chance to turn over a new leaf and be whoever she wants to be. She tells Kim in confidence that she is not sure how she wants to present herself to her new peers, giving the example of the different nicknames she has to choose from when introducing herself. Soon, Katherine finds that she has bigger decisions than what name to use when her friend, Russ, mentions that the only people who truly have problems keeping up with college are disabled. Katherine feels torn on whether or not to disclose that she herself has a learning disability to Russ, who has given the impression he looks down on those who have disabilities. Katherine makes the decision to consult with the Learning Disability Center on whether or not she should tell her new friends about her disability, and ultimately decides to tell her roommate Kim before sharing the information with Russ. Several concepts of CPM theory are portrayed in this case study, including but not limited to the boundaries, privacy control, and rules-based managing systems. In the case study, Katherine considers her ADD as private information. This is evident because of how deeply concerned she is about how this piece of information could potentially affect other people’s perception of her if they knew. She wonders “what Russ would think if he knew [she] had ADD, (case study)” and worries about how this could affect whether he will want to…

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