Human Technology Principle

The concept of human technology, which is also known as a training as treatment model, was first envisioned by well-known social scientist Robert Carkhuff. Carkhuff founded the Institute for Human Technology and the Human Resource Development Press in 1970. Carkhuff believes that human beings operate from three domains: physical, social/emotional, and intellectual. These domains are resources that need to be developed in people for them to be fully adaptive to their environment.

Carkhuff believes that dysfunctional or maladaptive behavior in these three domains is not due to some mysterious, intra-psychic problem within people. Rather, it is caused by a lack of skills or technical competency to function effectively ...

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