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ERIC Number: ED035903
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 36
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A Field Theory of Personality.
von Hilsheimer, George
Behaviors often regarded as diseases are in fact, normal events. Growth, both physical and mental is discussed, including a list of learning modes ranging from ontogenic to verbal transaction. Autistic children are considered. Causes, effects and characteristics such as: (1) irregularities in sleep, (2) irregularities in the environment, (3) rigidity and inconsistency in the kinetic systems, and (4) rigidity, inconsistency, and irrelevance in the verbal system; are discussed. Health develops most splendidly in people who are free to experience a wide range of meaningful events. Meaningful experience will be intensified in people whose biological nature is free to interact in purposive ways, who are not alienated from any part of their history, metabolism, and ideation, nor superstitiously from any part of the experiential field. This theory of personality suggests that the most efficient means of maximizing or rehabilitating human beings is to enrich the environment of choices, while enabling (forcing) the person to perceive and cope with those choices. (KJ)
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Authoring Institution: Green Valley School, Orange City, FL.