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  • Forms a personalitySelfish – unable to empathize with othersUnderstands the rules Fear of being caught in breaking rules.
  • Strongly influenced.One’s identity is tied to living in relationship with others.Views the world as ‘black and white’Reliant on authority, less likely to questionMajor fear is falling out of favor with one’s tribe.
  • Regarding his/her culture critically.Able to formulate own ‘seat of judgment’Able to distinguish opinions of others from own.Self-directed, independent thinkers.Fear of falling short of one’s own standards or being subject to other’s definitions.
  • “what am I missing”, “how can my outlook be more inclusive?”Regard multiple ideologies simultaneously and compare them.Moving away from ‘either/or’ to ‘both/and’Fear of complacency regarding one’s own identity or the sense that one has finally ‘learned it all’


  • 1. Order of Consciousness
  • 2. http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/35/b1/cc65e35effa60ac1d188f2.L._V386390340_SX200_.jpg Psychologist, Author and Professor at Harvard Graduate School of Education Robert Kegan
  • 3. http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51W55ARrWdL.jpg
  • 4. Subject vs. Object • Object – Aspects of experience which we have total control • Subject – Aspects of experience which controls us Example • For a child, the world around her are objects. Her emotions are subjects since she can’t control them.
  • 5. . 1st Order – Impulsive Mind Object : One’s reflexes. Subject : One’s impulses, perceptions, emotions
  • 6. http://pikachakula.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/baby-playing-with-toys.jpg
  • 7. 2nd Order – Instrumental Mind Object : One’s impulses, perceptions, emotions. Subject : One’s needs, interests, desires.
  • 8. http://www.grassrootsinternetstrategy.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Little_Boy_Dressed_Up_As_A_Superhero-291x300.jpg Its all about me…
  • 9. 3rd Order – Socialized Mind Object : One’s needs, interests, desires. Subject : Interpersonal relationships, mutuality.
  • 10. http://photos.news.wisc.edu/photos/14089/original/fball_UNLV_fans11_9956.jpg?1319580319 We’ve always done it this way!
  • 11. 4th Order – Self-Authoring Mind Object : Interpersonal relationships, mutuality. Subject : Self-authorship, identity, ideology.
  • 12. http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-fknBbd9OILc/UHIKgV4tt1I/AAAAAAAADJg/WPZQLUMDRsI/s1600/553.jpg I wonder what would happen if…
  • 13. 5th Order – Self-transforming Mind Object : Self-authorship, identity, ideology. Subject : the dialectic between ideologies.
  • 14. http://www.bbc.co.uk/london/content/images/2006/07/17/zen8_320x450.jpg “O Zen empty spot. There is no thing which you are and nothing you are not.” There is no spoon.
  • 15. http://marketingforhippies.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/172677_10150450020850195_516700194_18221945_3639080_o1.jpg
  • 16. Impact on societies • Traditionalist • Modernist • Post Modernist
  • 17. http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_32hrlI11ixI/TTUEYIMV0GI/AAAAAAAAAhs/Zlbyvf1l9DQ/s1600/far-side-3.jpg