donderdag 16 augustus 2007

Some additions to the example of the generative subsystem

Firstly, please read the previous postings on the example, otherwise what follows won't make any sense to you.

As to levels in my example: visualize level 1 as the organism level,
level 2 as a subsystem (here generative) where something is sparked (a
micro-entity is "created" or woken from latency), level 3 where form
develops, level 4 where the micro-entity "object" separates from the mother matrix.
That briefly describes stages 1 to 4 of the generative process.

Stage 5 shows predominantly instinct at work, certainly in the beginning phases ; a covalent bond (strong instinctive bond) between mother and child (normally speaking); stage 6 predicts the presence of an "ionic bond": here we see the sign of
puberty: a pushing away of the parents, going one's own way, etc., a phase in
emotional/cognitive development.
Stage 7 predicts a development of more abstract powers of the mind.

These are just some general observations, yet these contain some
guidelines as to judging the development of a child. There are of
course many additional considerations necessary to make a convincing
case of "mapping" development on the right stage of the arc.
There are many pitfalls as well, because there are simultaneous multiple lines of development (moral, intellectual, social, etc.), in different stages. But, on the whole, the seven stage arc-model seems fairly well to correspond with the stages of development from seed to grown up human being. It can be used as a first approximation and possibly more.