Robert Morasky


Robert Morasky is a retired Professor of Psychology and Graduate Dean as well as a practicing psychologist. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan with special emphasis on applied learning theory. Inquiry, question-asking, uncertainty, and learning have played a prominent role in his research, writing, and teaching. He has had extensive experience as a consultant for educational institutions, business, government, and non-profit organizations. His current home is in the Pacific Northwest.

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Describe your desk
My Ikea desk fits into a corner with my back to windows. A Mac desktop sits angled across the corner. To the left is a printer, two days of mail, and some current project folders labelled Infinity, Avoiding Power Struggles, Alzheimer's, and Landscaping. On the right is all the detritus that inhabits a desk swamp: stapler, pen and pencil containers, paper clips, tissues, and out of date reminder notes. Most important to me is the advice on the wall: Do Good Works, Make a decent life for yourself, Think about what you're doing, Try to behave wisely by Patricia Smith Churchland.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
Began life in the Midwest. Moved to Anastasia Island near St. Augustine, Florida at 5 or 6 years old. Spent lots of time alone on the beach, in tide pools, or in the dunes. Moved back to the Midwest at age 9 or 10. Lived in suburbia. In high school I rode a bus to a consolidated high school. Circumstances made it difficult to develop close friends. Spent summers working as caretaker at a resort in northern Michigan. The hours I spent alone while growing up did not help my writing much, but it sure gave me time to think and imagine. I would not characterize myself as a disciplined thinker as much as a persistent one. I had lots of time to chase, harass, mutilate, and reconstruct ideas. Systematic Inquiry is an example of the outcome. Somehow, nature was a safe place for me to fantasize and imagine distant adventures. The Chronicles of China Jack (unpublished) is a result.
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Where to find Robert Morasky online


Systematic Inquiry
Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 23,330. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / Success
Systematic Inquiry describes a process for identifying incisive, powerful questions. It applies to anyone in any field who confronts uncertainties when drawing conclusions or making decisions. Question formats are provided along with extensive, varied examples. Related processes, systematic decision inquiry and inquiry analysis, are introduced, described, and illustrated with meaningful examples.

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