Each THEE: the «approach duality» (aD). In this case, it is Regulating v ., including its soon-to-be-derived , is polarized by its location on one of the diagonals. This polarity is termed in
The 4 regulating approaches are on the diagonal from Lower L to Upper R. These are oriented to meeting group needs, via social control over individual differences. Ascending, the approaches are increasingly practical & future-focused.
Theare on the diagonal from Lower R to Upper L. These are oriented to meeting personal needs for growth via . Ascending, the approaches are increasingly .
involves choosing what is acceptable; it supports continuity of existing norms in society—irrespective of practicality, or the future.
requires thoughtful design of general rules which can take practical factors into consideration and recognize implications for the future.
deals unequivocally with practical concerns and appropriate plans: it brings in scientific thinking to resolve a specific problem and the ramifications of any solution.
goes further by requiring the chooser to recognize the needs of all, and appreciate both short-term and long-term consequences.
requires reference to those groups from which we derive support and strength. Moving up the ellipse it presents as, which is more sensitive to the main group(s) to which each of us belong. Just one or two tend to be relevant for lengthy periods and possibly a person's whole life (e.g. family).
defers unequivocally to self-interest, something that typically remains constant during particular phases of a person’s life, but may require imaginative change with circumstances.
which enables a person to defer to their deepest sense of what is right and good, adapts rapidly as circumstances change and is the most imaginative and personally beneficial.
Originally posted: July 2009; Last updated: 27 Jan 2010