Give one example of your own thinking at one or more points in your life that reflect the following: dualism, multiplicity,relativism
What are two marker events that could help a young adult to develop into their current level of thinking?
Dualism can best describe my thinking at a very young age when the majority of my views were influenced by my parents’ views. Their views were essentially my views and everyone else was wrong. The different stages of multiplicity can be seen as I grew older and had more exposure to classmates and their views. Over time I would learn others had views which were not the same has mine but did not mean they were necessarily wrong. Finally, relativism is seen later in life by understanding and respecting others view points while looking at them more objectively and using other people’s differing viewpoints to help redefine my own.
Two marker events which could help a young adult develop their current level of thinking would be moving to a different environment for instance someone who grew up in a small town could move to a city or vice versa to better understand other people’s ways of living by more of less immersing themselves in another lifestyle. This idea could be applied for a young adult attending college in a different state or studying abroad.
Broderick, P.C.. & Blewitt, P. (2014). The life span: Human development for helping professionals (4th ed. ) HarlowL Pearson Education