SocialPsych 9.70 - #HumanDevelopment

What will the class will be like will it be a fun who

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Unformatted text preview: this stage may be mentioned: residual ambivalence con­ cerning loyalties to families of origin; issues of "commitment," distance reg­ ulation, sexual adjustment and disap­ pointed initial expectations. Amid continuing approach/avoidance conflicts, one enters the place. Safely sea­ ted and beginning to settle in, the pros­ pective participant is now concerned about personal safety and security is­ sues. What will the class will be like? Will it be a fun? Who are the instruc­ tors? Who are the other people here? Will the workload be heavy? What will I need to do to get through (or ace) it? How much time and effort will I have to put into it? Will I get what I want out of it (gradewise and otherwise)? Will I have a good learning experience? Here, as a rule, approach/avoidance conflict gradually gives way to "atten­ tive exploration" with a view toward resolving some of the basic trust/mis­ trust issues that must be dealt with in making even a provisional commit­ ment to the process of becoming a member of the group. The underlying and frankly self-centered question at this point is, "What’s in this for ME?" Assuming that the goal is to develop a relatively open and cooperative (as com­ pared with closed and competitive) learning situation (which is our st...
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