You are here: Home > September 12, 2013 Issue > Outstanding Faculty Achievement Award Lecture

Outstanding Faculty Achievement Award Lecture

September 20
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Tivoli, John Goode Room 422

How Change Happens: An Explication of the Paradigms of Constricted and Constructed Potentiality
Sonja K. Foss, Professor, Department of Communication

In her lecture, Dr. Foss will identify and explicate two paradigms for generating change. In the paradigm of constricted potentiality, change agents focus on material conditions and use persuasion to change those conditions and improve their internal states. In the paradigm of constructed potentiality, change agents focus on symbolic resources and use interpretation to change their own internal states, which then influence material conditions. Options available for change have been limited by a nearly exclusive embrace of the paradigm of constricted potentiality, and the alternatives offered in the paradigm of constructed potentiality have been largely undeveloped—unseen, ignored, or perceived as flukes. A greater array of options for accomplishing change become available when this alternative paradigm is considered and applied.

 


October 23, 2014

IN THIS ISSUE

PREVIOUS ISSUES

September 25, 2014

September 11, 2014

August 28, 2014

August 14, 2014

July 17, 2014

June 19, 2014

View More Issues

COLLEGE LINKS

CLAS Home Page

CLAS Events

Faculty and Staff Resources

UNIVERSITY LINKS

University Home Page

UCD Network

UCD Newsroom

DEPARTMENTS

The CLAS Deans' Notes is a bi-weekly newsletter for college faculty and staff.

EDITOR:
Tracy Kohm 303.556.6663