Degree Type

Dissertation

Date of Award

1992

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Human Development and Family Studies

First Advisor

Harvey Joanning

Second Advisor

Charles Cole

Abstract

This dissertation unites two papers intended for publication in professional journals. The dissertation begins with a general introduction to cybernetic epistemology which functions as the foundation for the analyses accomplished in the two papers. The Myth of Power and the Power of Myth is concerned with examining how cybernetic epistemology alters our understanding and use of the concept of power in our lives and in our society. Toward a Vibrant Stress Model presupposes a cybernetic epistemology as it creates an alternative model for the understanding and explanation of the experience of stress in human lives. Individually, each of the papers is intended to explain the dialogue surrounding two essential phenomena of human interaction. Together they demonstrate how a radical shift in epistemology can lead to new, creative, and more ethical approaches to human dilemmas.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-9549

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/

Copyright Owner

Randall Robert Lyle

Language

en

Proquest ID

AAI9311511

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

58 pages

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