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Cybernetics is the interdisciplinary science dealing with communication and control systems in living organisms, machines and organizations. The term was derived from the Greek word kybernetes (“steersman” or “governor”). It was first applied in 1948 to the theory of control mechanisms by the American mathematician Norbert Wiener (1894-1964). Cybernetics is founded on principles of mathematics and logic.
Psychocybernetics is the study of the human subject in an interdisciplinary and holistic manner for the purpose of effectively managing the various systems. It is the science, which delves into the complexity of the interactions within the human system.
The theory of psychocybernetics was developed by Prof. Marian Mazur (1909 – 1983) of Poland. He published his Psychocybernetical Theory of Character, “Cybernetics Theory of Autonomous Systems” in 1966. Professor Mazur lectured on cybernetics and psychocybernetics at many prestigious educational institutions and industry organizations. He authored over 150 publications during his distinguished career.
- Determine the mechanism of stress.
- Diagnose the source of stress before beginning treatment.
- Treat the cause of stress rather than its symptoms.
- No. You cannot change your own character.
- Having knowledge of your own character will not affect any changes.
- It is pointless to expend energy on determining what kind of character is most desirable to possess.
- Struggling against the kind of character you have is merely exhausting.
- It is not possible to successfully resolve to change one’s own character.
- No. It is not possible to change someone else’s character through your own efforts.
- It is impossible to force someone to change their own character themselves.
- It is vanity to attempt to change the character of another person.
- It is pointless to assign blame to others because of their character.
- Rebuking others for their character is fruitless because they did nothing to acquire it. They have no power to change it.
- Acceptance is the only action to take against another person’s character.
- No. Children are born possessing a character.
- Children are established persons and not potential persons. They therefore have a “character”.
- Yes. Character changes naturally and without any human assistance.
- Changes in character cannot be prevented from occurring.
- The timing and nature of changes in character are predictable.
- No. It is not possible to manipulate character.
- It is necessary to alter the situation in order to avoid conflict between character and environment.
- Knowledge of your character enables you to adjust your environment most appropriately.
- Characters in the context of relations are considered to be neither good nor bad but simply as compatible or incompatible.
- No character is universally incompatible. A character, which is incompatible with one partner, may be perfectly compatible with another partner having a different character.
- Character differences between two people may wax and wane according to individual character development.
- Character differences may only be completely eliminated by finding another partner who possesses a compatible character.
- Knowledge of a partner’s character does not eliminate character differences but facilitates gaining an understanding of the basis for their decisions. Partners may not be appeased but they may be at peace with their differences.
- Struggling with incongruous characters will not resolve the differences but magnify them.
- The balance of energy in every system is in a constant state of flux. Every human has an overabundance of energy at the beginning of life. This energy is utilized to maintain the trajectory of development.
- This energy is a finite quantity. It may eventually be depleted. When the energy of the system is exactly balanced at point zero, the individual is expending the same amount of energy that they consume. When the organism is experiencing an energy deficit it is possible to recharge the system with energy from the environment without the organism having to process it by implementing sociological power or position.