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The assumption of course is that the drive for power, control and authority that characterize high, need achievers is desinible. McClelland and other psychologists who have lauded the benefits of high need achievement have failed to consider the marked parallels in the correlation between the manifestation of this drive and the less desirable characteristics of the authoritarian personality. They are both characterized by a rigidity of thought process, a tendency to manipulate people as objects and an excessive sense of ones own moral rightness as reflected in the high achievement orientation as well as the characteristics of the racist.
Hence, to be is to be what you are because of your historical past as well as what you anticipate to be your historiGal future. In recognizing the historical grounding of one's being, one has also to accept the collective and social sense of one's history. In taking as one's own the collective and social history of one's people, one in turn, realizes that his "self' is not contained only in his physical presence in finite time. The twin notions of interdependence and oneness of being allows for a conception of self, which transcends, through the historical consciousness of one's people, the finiteness of both Newtonian space and time.
In fact, this difference of attitudes is one of the basic features differentiating African Psychology from Euro-American psychology. " In fact, the "mystery" of melanin, as we see it, relates directly to the fact that while we have a fairly good idea of the bio-chemical properties of melanin and how these are related to nervous system functioning, we do not yet know the specifics ofthis in relationship to human intelligence. We do, however, have our hunches, and these are articulated in more detail below.
Akbar Papers in African Psychology by Na'im Akbar
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