The Road Less Travelled · Uncategorized

The Road Less Travelled: Discipline (Part 1 of 4)

411lCr7XvpL._SX309_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg“Life is difficult.” Thus begins the popular book ‘The Road Less Travelled’ by M. Scott Peck (1936-2005), an American psychiatrist. First published in 1978, the book’s simple language lends to easy understanding. Peck draws considerably from his daily clinical practice as evidenced by the innumerable examples sprinkled across the book. In a four part series I briefly explain the tools Peck writes about to achieve mental and spiritual growth; at the outset he mentions he does not distinguish the two. The four tools are discipline, love, growth-religion and grace.

A vital aspect of rising above the rigors of life is knowing, understanding and accepting that life is difficult. Peck states life is a series of problems and the sooner we realise this, the better. He offers four tools to deal with life’s issues. This post highlights the role of the first tool, discipline.  Continue reading “The Road Less Travelled: Discipline (Part 1 of 4)”

Behaviour · Social Skills · Uncategorized

Bobo Dolls and Learning


In 1961, against the backdrop of the prevalent Behaviourism perspective in Psychology, Albert Bandura conducted his famous Bobo doll experiments at Stanford University. The principles of Bandura’s Social Learning Theory hold true even over half a century later.  Continue reading “Bobo Dolls and Learning”