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Our species, Homo Sapiens, is the being who thinks. But we are also the beings who learn, and the beings who experience a rich spectrum of affective emotional states.
This article presents research and theoretical models relating emotions to learning and cognition.
The Bell System was the single most extraordinary example of a highly functional system ever crafted by humankind.
This essay compares Theodore Vail’s Bell System to Henri Poincaré’s Solar System and offers some insight into the concept of high-functioning systems.
Who was Sabina Spielrein? What role did she play in the early years of psychoanalytic research and in the development of new ideas and methods for educating children? This brief article summarizes information compiled by a colleague of mine who has declined to append his name to the information presented below.
Why rule-driven systems are chaotic sources of dramaturgy, and what it takes to craft a functional and graceful regulatory process.
This knol reviews and integrates fundamental ideas on ethics, including seminal contributions by Lawrence Kohlberg, Carol Gilligan, John Rawls, Lonnie Athens, James Gilligan, Suzanne Retzinger, René Girard, Jean Jacques Rousseau, Thomas Hobbes, and John Locke. The article concludes by linking back modern secular views on ethics to ancient sources on the same ideas.
BSEE With High Distinction, University of Nebraska at Lincoln, 1968
MSEE Stanford University, 1969
Ph.D. Systems Theory, Stanford University, 1976
Distinguished Member of Technical Staff in the Network Planning Division of AT&T Bell Labs 1968-1987
Lead Scientist in the Network Center of MITRE, 1987-1990
Visiting Scientist in Educational Technology Research, BBN Systems and Technologies, 1990-1999
Visiting Scientist in the Affective Computing Research Group at the MIT Media Lab, 1999-2008
This knol presents ideas first introduced in 1994 on a three-stage model of community building that I call “Communitas”.
Action Research is the practice of collaborative problem solving in the Education Community. In Action Research, the students (and parents) collaborate with professional educators in solving problems arising in the course of educating students.
This brief Knol is an introduction to the basic idea of Action Research in Education.
This is an essay and reflection on Narcissistic Wounding as it arises in adolescent cultures and reappears in online cultures populated by the same demographic groups who manifest narcissistic traits in face-to-face cultures.