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world design

in existential psychology, a person’s worldview or fundamental orientation toward life: his or her essential mode of being-in-the-world. The term and concept come from the work of Swiss existential psychologist Ludwig Binswanger (1881–1966). A person’s world design includes the way in which that person integrates the totality of his or her personality with the world as he or she experiences it. In this approach, understanding a person’s world design is essential in understanding the person.

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June 18th 2024



n. a method of settling controversies in which the parties involved present their arguments and supporting information to an impartial agent, such as a judge or, in a labor dispute, an arbitrator or arbitration board. By mutual agreement, the arbiter’s decision is final. This process is distinguished from mediation, in which the outside agent (the mediator or conciliator) seeks to help the parties reach a mutually acceptable agreement. —arbitrate vb.