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Research Papers

Norton, R. (2008) Unintended consequences, Library of Economics and Liberty – “The law of unintended consequences, often cited but rarely defined, is that actions of people—and especially of government—always have effects that are unanticipated or unintended. Economists and other social scientists have heeded its power for centuries; for just as long, politicians and popular opinion have largely ignored it.”

Community Profile Bartolomeo, B.J. (2001) Cement or Canvas: Aerosol Art & The Changing Face of Graffiti in the 21st Century, Anthropology Honours Thesis

Christen, Richard S. (2003) Hip Hop Learning: Graffiti as an Educator of Urban Teenagers, Educational Foundations 17:4 (Fall 2003) p. 57-82 – “This paper will examine the ways in which crews and other graffiti groups have educated urban youth since the early 1970′s, comparing their pedagogy to that of more acknowledged learning institutions such as schools and art societies. Using the comments of graffiti writers from a range of time periods and places to reconstruct this experience, it will argue that graffiti education both parallels and diverges from the teaching of these traditional institutions, functioning paradoxically as both a status quo and transgressive organization.”

Davenport, B. – Has a number of pages and resources that provide an Introduction to Choice Theory

Encyclopedia Britannica, On-line Encyclopedia – Culture and Communication. – article describing the concept of ‘culture’.

Fleming, J. (2001) Graffiti and the Writing Arts of Early Modern England, – Fleming proposes that in the early modern period, paper was short and people wrote on other surfaces. She also suggests that in this early phase of writing there was little difference between drawing and writing. The text is written at a reading level of about 14.

Mental Health Association of Central Australia – is a non-for profit community based organisation. There is a good summary of choice theory here.

The William Glasser Institute – The primary task of The Institute is to monitor all training leading to Reality Therapy Certification and faculty status and to maintain the records of those who complete various stages of the process. Some of the other tasks involve: conducting the sale of Dr. Glasser’s books, working with sponsors of his various speaking engagements, orchestrating Certification Weeks and Faculty Programs in North America, arranging for Advisory Board of Directors’ Meetings and  Faculty Retreats, producing various publications and processing benefits tied to these publications. Dr. Glasser is an internationally recognized psychiatrist who is best known as the author of Reality Therapy, a method of psychotherapy he created in 1965 and that is now taught all over the world. This site includes information about Glasser’s Choice Theory.

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