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Jan 282012
 

Prescription #9  of “Some Prescriptions For Productive Goals” is : Consider voting for candidates (e.g., President of the United States) based upon levels of intuition in addition to other areas you believe deserve consideration (see “The Voter Scorecard”, Healthy Change : Part Five — Some Prescriptions For Productive Goals, #1 ). One goal is to increase the use and usefulness of The Voter Scorecard  © 1988, 2011 to obtain good election outcomes. Toward that end,  The Voter Scorecard © 1988, 2011 Scoring Version 1.0 on 2012 Presidential Candidates has been presented.

Please note that the time period to receive free scoring report results on The Voter Scorecard © 1988, 2011 Scoring Version 1.0 on each of the eight 2012 Presidential Candidates currently included in the scoring system has been extended until the end of January 2012 and can be accessed from a link in the sidebar.  Additionally, The Voter Scorecard  © 1988, 2011 can now be obtained free of charge until the end of January 2012 for one personal use by sending an e-mail to info@hygiologypost.com requesting a copy. One copy for your personal use will then be sent to the e-mail address you provide. 

The Voter Scorecard © 1988, 2011 and The Voter Scorecard © 1988, 2011 Scoring Version 1.0 on 2012 Presidential Candidates can potentially provide a method to counteract and inoculate the voter against what biased monetary (political) contributors can buy (e.g., negative advertising tactics). As such, they each represent immediate solutions to address the issue of money corrupting the voting behavior process. The Voter Scorecard © 1988, 2011 and The Voter Scorecard © 1988, 2011 Scoring Version 1.0 on 2012 Presidential Candidates also provide a method to have the voter make their own well thought out decision(s) based upon their own research. 

The author plans to develop The Voter Scorecard © 1988, 2011 to enhance its use and usefulness as a method to obtain good election outcomes. Additional 2012 United States Presidential candidates may also be included. To help enhance the use and usefulness of The Voter Scorecard © 1988, 2011, a “Survey of The Voter Scorecard ©  1988, 2011 Scoring Version 1.0 On Eight 2012 US Presidential Candidates” consisting of five questions was also presented for all readers to complete and can also be accessed from a link in the sidebar as well as below. A summary of the results will be sent to the e-mail address you provide at the end of the survey free of charge.


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Healthy Change Part Six includes a paper of what a professor once characterized as “…takes an interesting perspective…” and “…more a social than vocational theory…” The paper does appear to characterize how the personality construct of intuition can at least help to explain (historical) social change. Also, it explains not only what has happened but makes predictions about what will happen.  It is believed that the paper written in 1986, “HOLLAND’S THEORY : STRENGTHENING IT” © 1986, represents, by far, the most consequential paper the author has written. It served as an important motivating backdrop to the dissertation that was written and completed years later by the author even though the main ideas are hardly recognizable in the dissertation itself. “HOLLAND’S THEORY : STRENGTHENING IT” © 1986 is believed to be relevant and important in helping to explain past and current events in society.

The presentation of this final part in the six part series is scheduled to be done incrementally.

Nearly 26 years ago in one graduate level psychology class in 1986 the author had an assignment in which he obtained what seemed to be a grade of “B” grade on with 85/100 possible points per recollection. The paper had many stylistic flaws. For example, as the professor pointed out in writing on the paper itself, it had an “…inconsistent typing format…” The author had been told that there was no need to be concerned about citing the pages of an article or book used in the assigned paper; it seems that this changed after the paper was turned in. Interestingly, the author was chosen to present the paper he had written as did a couple of other classmates. The class, titled “Vocational Behavior”, had among other tasks a particular assignment to construct a personal theory of vocational behavior. The class was encouraged to be creative and make use of any existing information available such as the textbook and any current theories. The applicability of the theory, counseling implications, and how to test the theory all were either suggested or necessary to be included in the paper in addition to the theory itself per recollection. The synopsis of the fourteen page paper may have been done specifically to aid in the assigned class presentation.

The presentation to the class went well. Per recollection, some class members made what clearly seemed to be ad hominem attacks and arguments against the theory.  One class member tried to decrease the level of tension but in doing so at least once interrupted the discourse. The presentation itself had much unwanted drama that seemed to linger for quite a while. Faculty also apparently made both indirect and direct comments about the paper. The paper was and is intellectually honest. There was no intent in 1986 for anyone to know about the paper except for the professor who assigned the paper. The author only learned after the paper had been done that the professor requested that he present this paper to the class. After writing the paper the author had hoped that within 20-25 years he could expound upon the paper. Nearly 26 years have passed.

Presented below is a handwritten synopsis outline of the assigned paper done in the Spring of 1986 : “HOLLAND’S THEORY : STRENGTHENING IT” © 1986. The handwritten “Synopsis Presentation of Theory and Basic Assumptions” © 1986 consisted of one page with handwriting on the front and back of the paper. The actual typewritten paper, also completed in the Spring of 1986 and consisting of a total of 14 typewritten actual pages included a title page, a page that contains two quotes, eleven pages of the theory, and a reference page. The fourteen page typewritten paper will follow in subsequent days.

Readers may choose to acquaint themselves with the vocational behavior theory of John L Holland (viz., Making Vocational Choices : A Theory of Vocational Personalities and Work Environments, 1997, ISBN 0911907270 / 9780911907278 / 0-911907-27-0, Publisher : Psychological Assessment Resources, third edition; Making Vocational Choices : A Theory of Vocational Personalities and Work Environments, 1985, second edition, Englewood Cliffs NJ : Prentice-Hall, Inc. ; Making Vocational Choices : A Theory of Careers, 1973, Englewood Cliffs NJ : Prentice-Hall; and The Psychology of Vocational Choice, 1966, Waltham Mass. : Blaisdell) to provide background information. The specific area of Holland Personality Types or The Personality Types in these books the reader may find to be most relevant background information. Jung’s Typology as found in the book, “Psychological Types” by Carl Jung  (Psychological Types, 1971, page 553 [H.G. Baynes, Trans. revised by R. F. C. Hull.] Volume 6 of Bollinger Series. Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press. [Original work published in 1921]) as well as the book by Erich Fromm, “Escape From Freedom” (copyright 1941,  © 1969 by Erich Fromm, Avon Books), would likely provide additional helpful background information for most readers.

 

 

 

 

 

The Hygiology Post welcomes feedback from readers on all six parts of the series (individually and/or as a total package) upon completion of the series as to whether the articles help fulfill its vision and mission.

 

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