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Volume 2 - No. 3 -  2014



“Act the way you'd like to be and soon you'll be the way you act.”  ― George Crane


Relationship Awareness Theory

Our last issue contained an introduction to the theme of Relationships, and promised to expand this in future issues by treating in greater depth each of the several theories described.

This is the first such treatment.

The Theory (and the psychometric tests which are based on it) were developed by psychologist, clinical therapist, educator, and author Elias H. Porter.  In his theory Porter acknowledges  his debt to the purposive behaviourism of Edward Tolman, the empiricism of Kurt Lewin, the client-centred therapy of Carl Rogers and the Neo-Freudian personality theories of Erich Fromm and Karen Horney.

Here Terry Goodwin provides an introduction to and description of the theory, plus some links to further information.