ERIC Number: EJ352029
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1987
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Is Student Development "Dissonance Roulette"?
Barrow, John C.
Journal of College Student Personnel, v28 n1 p12-13 Jan 1987
Responds to Caple's self-organization paradigm of student development, where humans are viewed as open systems, unstable because of continuous exchange of energy with their environments. Corroborates the inevitability of disequilibrium in human existence but is disturbed by the notion of random determination of second-order change. Raises questions regarding change and the complexity of the self-environment relationship. (KS)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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