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Interaction of Natural Maturation and Ongoing Experience This spread in distribution of adults across the conventional tier, and the reported lack of relation between age and ego development within the 32 The Postconventional Personality conventional tier, may reflect fl the interaction of natural brain maturation with ongoing experience throughout one’s life. The brain is a river and not a rock. The strength of connections between two brain cells is determined by their use—if two cells fire together, they are wired together.

Adapted from “Managing the Corporate Dream,” by W. Torbert, 1987. Homewood, IL: Dow Jones-Irwin. 3. , learning how to act in conformity with peer-group norms). , subjects at school, games, or crafts). 3. Developmental Action-Logics Applied to Social Scientific fi Methodologies/Paradigms Anarchism Ǟ Behaviorism Ǟ Gestalt Psych/Soc Empirical Positivism Ǟ Multi-Method Eclecticism Ǟ Postmodern Interpretivism Ecological Cooperative Inquiry Ǟ Developmental Action Inquiry Ǟ ? Note: Adapted from “A Developmental Approach to Social Science: A Model for Analyzing Charles Alexander’s Scientific Contributions” by W.

This is called “witnessing sleep” (Maharishi, 1963). , 1997). EEG patterns in the witnessing group during deep sleep (Stages 3 and 4), compared with the other two groups, were characterized by no differences in delta activity, the marker of restoration of sleep, but signifi ficantly higher theta–alpha activity, a brain pattern seen during TM practice. Also, compared with the other groups, the witnessing group had reduced muscle tone, indicating deeper physical rest, and increased rapid eye movement (REM) density during REM periods indicating 26 The Postconventional Personality greater wakefulness.

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