Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Attending my school's mentoring centre.

I am going to leave work early tomorrow to attend an initial session with a mentor at school. I am also planning on attending two writing workshops. One is on writing a literature review and the other on information management for research projects.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

I am studying change.

I have been reading about change from a psychological perspective this morning. I have been working on overcoming procrastination and getting my office organized. This is a liberating and reliving pursuit. Really sorting my bookshelves is a good thing to be doing. I would also like to organize my school notes and notebooks.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Thoughts on social modeling.

I have been involved in modeling the social world for a couple of years now. I have for many years studied various models in health care, law enforcement psychology, and even in private case law and business case law. Here is something I wrote yesterday about a model of tribal development from the TED talks. I read that the TED talks had presented a social model and felt betrayed and feel the TED talks have lost my esteem because of this presentation of a social model. I wrote:
Any model like the stages of grief or a model of addictions and recovery can only frame a situation for viewing and can not be forced on the actual participants or actors in the reality of the situation. Computer languages give an impression that well structured models work but in reality outside of a machine models only give fuzzy truth not clear, decisive, determinable actions.