As with a space shuttle, sometimes it takes resistance to propel us forward.  We may think we are moving backward only to find that we moved forward. The thrust of resistance may be essential in our career search.  Let us explore some of the possible resistances. 

What is the " Big R"? Give an example What are students' "Big R's"? [1]

1. What is "amniosis"? Give a definition and an example. Can you think of an example when the concept can be applied to you? Give an example when this has happened.

2. What does " positive rebellion" mean? Give an example of this in your life as a student. What is the difference between "positive" and "negative" rebellion?

3. What is meant by self-actualization?  Check the link Maslow in lesson 18, if you need to review the term. Give an example how you believe it relates to you.

4. What does the adage mean," Put a snake in a box, if you want it to learn its shape". How does this relate to your career search?

To receive full credit for your assignments  send email in complete standard English sentences, provide operational definitions of words, illustrate by example, cite sources used in your answers, and provide reasoning when giving your own opinion and support it with yourown experience and examples. Do not copy articles without permission, and when copying material use quotation marks around the quotations. Please summarize in your own words and indicate what you have learned from them.

Indicate the assumptions that you are making, if you intend the opinion to represent anyone, or anything, other than yourself, or your own experience. Indicate any supporting data that you have in making your assumptions and what experimentation would be necessary in order to strengthen the argument or your claim.

If you present information as fact, please indicate the source and the method used to establish the fact. If you are using a theoretical hypothesis, please state it and the method used for the examination or proof of  it.

If you are stating an apriori assumption, or affirming a commonly held  "belief system," please limit your discussion  to your own experience and indicate how you apply it successfully to yourself. Please include an opposing argument to your affirmed " belief system" and indicate with your reasoning as to how it is not as applicable to you as is your own belief system.

1. Marsha Sinetar, Do What You Love, The Money Will Follow, New York: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group, Inc.,1987, pp.82-100

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