The relevance of cybernetics for a positive psychology approach to dyslexia

Kannangara, Chathurika Sewwandi ORCID: 0000-0001-6955-8158, Griffiths, David ORCID: 0000-0002-6863-2456, Carson, Jerome ORCID: 0000-0002-7596-116X and Munasinghe, Samurdhi (2015) The relevance of cybernetics for a positive psychology approach to dyslexia. Kybernetes, 44 (8/9). pp. 1285-1297. ISSN 0368-492X

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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to consider the relevance of the literature of cybernetics for a positive psychology approach to dyslexia. Design/methodology/approach – A selective bibliography is presented, which reflects the exchange of ideas between the authors, two of whom work in the field of psychology, one in educational cybernetics and the other in information systems. Findings – Examination of the literature suggests that there is scope for the application of positive psychology to dyslexia. In the cybernetic literature there is little direct discussion of either positive psychology or dyslexia. However, these areas are linked by the themes of self-steering systems and of levels of learning. Cybernetics identifies systemic constraints and therapeutic approaches which can inform the use of positive psychology techniques with dyslexics. Originality/value – The paper documents the relevance of cybernetic analysis to the self-regulation carried out by dyslexics, and in so doing also enriches discourse on dyslexia in the field of psychology. The paper will be of value to those carrying out

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Self-regulation, Positive psychology, Dyslexia, Second-order cybernetics
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: School of Education and Psychology > Psychology
Depositing User: Sarah Taylor
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2018 14:02
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2018 14:02
Identification Number: 10.1108/K-11-2014-0270

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