Presentation Details

The Second International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities

Belief System Awareness: The Need for Humanity’s Awareness of Individual and Contrariant Belief Systems

Connie Marie Ross.

This paper will introduce belief systems from encouraging knowledge as action and action as knowing. Second, it will define and clarify the terminology surrounding belief systems. Thirdly, it will explore the arbitrary reality of belief system concepts to motivate belief system awareness of others and acceptance of contrariant belief systems. This paper will bring humanity closer to realizing the need of awareness and who and what forces have monopolies on belief systems and to validate others' equally valid belief. This paper concludes that awareness of individual's contrariant or congruent belief system will build a respectful humanity.


Connie Marie Ross  (United States)
Graduate Student
The College of Technology, Engineering and Management Master of Science Degree in Training and Development
University of Wisconsin-Stout

Connie M. Ross is a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, recipient of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. With completions of a master's degree in Training and Development in May 2004, Connie will pursue continued studies on her thesis, “How Contrariant Cultural Belief Systems Impede Cooperative Work Environments. Connie travels throughout the world with her son, born in 1988.

  • Belief Systems
  • Values
  • Beliefs
  • Attitudes
  • Assumptions

(30 min. Conference Paper, English)