Wall of Barriers Activity: Identify Sociocentric Thought Within Professions
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Identify Sociocentric Thought Within Professions
Sociocentric tendencies, perhaps surprisingly, are often found in academic professions. It is thus common to find any and all of the problems implicit in sociocentric thought within the professions, as well as within academic departments, subjects, and disciplines. Where people think collectively, we are likely to find people vying for power, using power over others in unethical ways, pursuing vested interests without regard to the rights of others, behaving in subservient ways to those in positions of power, and so on.
Come up with examples from your own profession or discipline (or within any work group you have been involved with) that illuminate the problem of sociocentric thought within it. If you can’t think of any, think again.
Examples of sociocentric thought within a profession or discipline: