Overview: Your textbook defines archetypes as “system structures that produce

Overview: Your textbook defines archetypes as “system structures that produce . . . common patterns of problematic behavior.” The reading for this module discusses eight such patterns. For example, a baseball team that has just won the World Series attracts very good players the following year, which may translate into more success for that team in the future. This is an example of the archetype defined as “success to the successful.”

Patterns of how systems don’t react the way that we expect them to:

Tragedy of the commons

Trend towards low performance

Policy change

Seeking the wrong goal

Gaming the rules

Escalation

Shifting the burden to the intervenor

Success to the successful

Prompt: After studying archetypes in the assigned textbook reading for this module, give examples of at least two archetypes found in each of the following categories: academics, professional sports, politics, society, and business. Identify the archetype and explain how the archetype is present in the situation.

Be sure your examples are original. In other words, do not present examples found in the textbook or elsewhere. Be sure to provide at least one example of each of the eight archetypes discussed in the reading for this module.

Specifically, the following critical elements must be addressed:

 Identify at least two archetypes found in each of the following categories. Make sure to cover all archetypes mentioned in the reading for this module. ○ Academics

● Explain

how the archetype is present in the situation.

  • ○  Professional sports
  • ○  Politics
  • ○  Society
  • ○  Business

Rubric

Guidelines for Submission: Your paper should be submitted as a 2 page Microsoft Word document with double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, one-inch margins, and all sources cited in APA format.

 

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