Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
Human Development and Family Studies
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.
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Randall Robert Lyle
Lyle, Randall Robert, "An analysis of power and stress using cybernetic epistemology " (1992). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 10131.