viernes, 30 de marzo de 2007

¿Que Estilo de Pensamiento sostiene tú Humanidad?

Styles of Thinking

I have proposed a theory of mental self-government, which is a theory of thinking styles. Styles are not abilities, but rather, preferences in how people would choose to use their abilities in their lives. According to the theory, people operate much in the same way that governments do--they need to perform the same operations on themselves that governments do on communities or states. For example, people need to perform three different functions of mental self-government, and different people prefer different functions. A legislative person enjoys generating ideas and doing things his or her own way. An executive person prefers to follow guidelines established by others and to utilize the ideas of others to do his or her work. A judicial person prefers to evaluate the ideas of others. People are not wholly one style or another, but rather, some blend. There are 11 styles in all in the theory.

Key Reference:
Sternberg, R. J. (1997). Thinking styles. New York: Cambridge University Press.