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“This book, which is in its second edition, provides a provocative mirror from which to discern more clearly one's own assumptions about human nature…. I found myself reflecting on the subject matter and its impact on my own life, including relationships, teaching, research, and therapy…. The author has done a superb job of raising our consciousness about human nature in this book, an I strongly recommend it to academic and applied psychologists. If you need an invitation to examine your views about human nature, this book is it.”--C. R. Snyder, University of Kansas, Lawrence In general, are people trustworthy or unreliable, altruistic or selfish? Are they simple and easy to understand or complex and beyond comprehension? Our assumptions about human nature color everything from the ...
Chapter Six: Relationship of Philosophies of Human Nature to Attitude, Personality, and Aptitude Variables
Relationship of Philosophies of Human Nature to Attitude, Personality, and Aptitude Variables
If a man has a strong faith, he can indulge in the luxury of skepticism.
Each day, near Torrington, CT, a farmer named Edmund Dean would leave a box of money, including both coins and bills, at his roadside vegetable stand. The box provided change for customers who bought eggs, vegetables, and syrups when Dean was not around. The farmer had been doing business this way for 25 years before someone emptied the money box. But Dean replenished the box with more money, and his faith was maintained. “I trust people,” he said.
Farther west, on Highway 50 near Lawrenceburg, IN, a ...