Although in long and common use in and outside of Adlerian psychology, both the term and the meaning of belongingness stir up frequent and hot debates among researchers and practitioners. Please read Bitter and West’s interview with Ansbacher first, then Corsini’s response second, and then listen to Hofstra’s presentation. In your post for this week, please address the following:
How does the debate relate to the topic of communal feeling?
What parts of the debates touched you especially strongly as a socially responsible practitioner, what parts of the debate are the most relatable to socially responsible practice?
Where are you in the debate?
Your post will be approximately 350 words. You need to use references. In your peer responses, please find an opportunity to validate (vs. praise) your classmates’ efforts and to take their discussion to a new level by asking questions, building on (vs. replacing) their efforts. You will also have to respond to your professor’s inquiries.
For this assignment, read Slavik’s article. Then write a self-reflection paper following this guideline:
Think of the word “cooperation” as an object, as a thing. What image do you see in your mind’s eyes? What does it look like? If I were to see it the way you see it, what would I see? What does it feel like? Smell? Sound? Touch? Taste? Shape? Temperature? Surface? Etc. What else is going on? What is your experience with it? Where is it in relation to you? How is it? Are there others? Where are they? How did it get to be that way? What was happening before?
If you can change this image in any way to make it right by you, how would you change it? What does it feel like? Smell? Sound? Touch? Taste? Shape? Temperature? Surface? Etc. What else is going on there now? What is your experience with it? Where is it in relation to you? How is it? Are there others? Where are they? How did it get to change?
How might the way you changed the image apply to your strengths as a practitioner and a citizen of the world and give you some helpful ideas that you may use in your everyday life or socially responsible and ethical practice?
Your post will be approximately 200 words. You may use references, but this is not a requirement.