According to Dr David it is difficult to deliver an inspirational talk, since inspiration implies motivation and experience. He observed that paradigms are not absolute, but a combination of rules and values that help us to understand the world. Shifting from one paradigm to another implies crisis, and in many cases this does not happen by choice.
If the new paradigm provides solutions that the previous one did not, and if it can solve problems that the previous one could not, we will shift into a new paradigmatic phase. This resistance to paradigmatic change also happens in cultures, and in countries. From this perspective, and making a psychocultural analysis, any country or culture can be analysed from six angles: the way in which power is distributed, the avoidance of uncertainty, individualism/collectivism, tolerance, masculinity/femininity, and pragmatism.
Dr David´s talk developed within this context, and it focused on how we are able to change the paradigm with which we are faced in terms of juvenile delinquency.
Mr Daniel David is University Professor (PhD. Clinical Cognitive Sciences) in the Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences at Babeş-Bolyai University.