Psychosocial Leaps and Spirals
More than a decade ago, I introduced “psychosocial leaps and spirals” as a model for how the social realities of individuals and their societies are formed, maintained, and changed with time and circumstances (F. Tyler, 1987). I emphasized that any individual or collective pattern of human functioning, whether psychosocially competent or destructive, is based in part on discretionary choices made by the person or persons involved. I have called those choices “psychosocial leaps.” Once we make such a leap, we have a basis for constructing spirals of development.
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