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ERIC Number: ED181370
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Pages: 20
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Implications of Multiplicity.
Tyler, Leona E.
The implications of a developing theory about human posibilities for the conduct of individual life and the future of society rest on the basic fact that, because only a fraction of the possibilities the future holds can be actualized by an individual or by society, choice is a universal imperative. One important reason that better choices are not made is that many of the alternatives are not perceived. Some suggestions about widening the range of perceived possibilities are identifiable from research on creativity, especially the study of divergent thinking. Counselors endeavoring to help clients and individuals seeking to improve their self-management skills can use a delaying strategy to allow more alternatives to become visible. Especially with regard to moral choices, current times call for the recognition of multiple action possibilities rather than simple right versus wrong decisions. The flourishing new field of futuristics is generating new techniques for the generation of multiple alternative plans. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (87th, New York, NY, September 1-5, 1979)