Input Junkie - Main points of lecture about polarizing political speech, part 6
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Main points of lecture about polarizing political speech, part 6|
|Date:||April 10th, 2012 06:28 am (UTC)|| |
This makes me wonder what happened to Korzybski's General Semantics. Some of the techniques got weaponized and absorbed into Scientology, NLP, maybe other schools of modern black magick, but you never hear about it from the good guys any more, not since RAW died anyway.
General semantics has survived most profoundly in the cognitive therapies that emerged in the 1950's and 1960s. Albert Ellis (1913-2007), who developed Rational emotive behavior therapy, acknowledged influence from general semantics and delivered the Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture in 1991. The Bruges (Belgium) center for Solution Focused Therapy operates under the name Korzybski Institute Training and Research Center. George Kelly, founder of Personal Construct Psychology, was influence by general semantics.  Frederick Perls and Paul Goodman, founders of Gestalt therapy are said to have been influenced by Korzybski  Wendell Johnson wrote "People in Quandries: The Semantics of Personal Adjustment" in 1946, which stands as the first attempt to form a therapy from general semantics.