OUTLINE 3 - OUTLINE 3 I. Socio-cultural influences a....

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OUTLINE 3 I. Socio-cultural influences a. Ecological/contextual theories (chap 1:23-25) b. (non)normative influences (chap 1:9-11) i. normative age-graded 1. this level of performance is normal for a given age ii. Non-normative life events 1. Abnormal events that happen in your life (ex. Car accident) iii. Normative history-graded influences (cohorts) 1. E.g. Economic climates 2. E.g. Popular culture c. What is epistemology i. A branch of philosophy that has to do with knowing things 1. How do you know anything? ii. We live in a post modern culture d. Truths-in-tension model (see outline) i. Metaphysical objectivity and truth 1. We believe as Christians that there are truths ii. Epistemological subjectivity (complexity) 1. We believe that there are truths however it is not necessarily always clear 2. Perception of reality is always subjective 3. Ex of telling the truth iii. Dogmatism 1. Being very cut and dry iv. Relativism 1. The other end of the spectrum e. Modernism f. Post-Modernism (extreme relativism)
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