An Introduction to Mindset Theory
23 Pages Posted: 2 Nov 2013 Last revised: 4 Nov 2013
Date Written: November 1, 2013
The plural agency is a self-referential, self-regulating, self-organizing, adaptive, pro-active and culturally stable collective, having a normative personality belonging to a psychosocial framework of the "collective mind." The agency can be characterized by Mindset types, a derivative of Maruyama’s Mindscape meta-theory -- a little known but powerful epistemic approach that can anticipate an agency’s patterns of behavior and demands. A Mindscape is a construct from which coherent sets of behavioral mind-sets can emerge. However, Mindscape theory lacks generative transparency, and the Mindset theory we develop changes this. Mindset Theory is based on the Sagiv-Schwartz (2007) cultural values study from which eight Mindset types are generated that individually or in combination can characterize personality and anticipate behavior.
Keywords: Mindsets, Mindscapes, Traits, Jungian psychological functions, Attitude, Temperament, Self-organisation, Adaptation
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