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Mentality research a gogo #1

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Today I met with my students who deal with tackling mentality issues. The core question was what mentality is. Good question. My IMAB model has been food for thoughts. But surely, it is only version 0.1. The Doves have added content to the model (Matthijs please post your addition to the model. If you cannot post it as a comment then mail me your stuff so I can put it on-line), the Jumpers are looking for ways to continue their research. Before moving back to the comprehensible and, as Harry van Vliet would say: ‘making it small’, we have decided to do a brown paper session, a brain storm on words on what mentality is. Then, we’ll test it with reference groups. Finally we will use the outcomes in our workshop half April during the Crossing Cultures event in Utrecht. The result of this is – hoping – ontology of ‘mentality’ that we can use to conduct straight forward research on this issue.


Written by Kees Winkel

March 3, 2008 at 21:44

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  1. From the libraries’ copy of Oxford Advanced Learner’s dictionary:
    Mentality : the characteristic attitude of mind or way of thinking of a person or a group: e.g. an island mentality


    March 7, 2008 at 14:59

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