Accession Number : ADP003348

Title :   On the Meaning of the 'Whole Person' Concept and Achieving Wholeness,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE ACADEMY CO

Personal Author(s) : Yoos,C. J. , II

Report Date : APR 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : Production of a whole person is a key feature in the architecture of many professional military development programs, including that of the Air Force Academy, but the concept of wholeness is widely misunderstood to mean variety of knowledge and experiences rather than integration of them. In this paper, I define what wholeness really means, and explain why it is so easily misconstrued. Then, I offer four methods of achieving wholeness: archetypal emulation, metaphors, mysticism, and metatheory, and argue a preference for metatheory. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Military psychology, *Military personnel, *Perception(Psychology), *Mental ability, Skills, Personality, Learning, Reasoning, Performance(Human), Training, Research management, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE