The giving up of part or the whole of a mental frame.
Framebreaking is, in many cases, a necessary first step for any process of transformation. It needs preceed frame remodeling, i.e. the development of a new and better adapted way of thinking.
J. WARFIELD writes: "Framebreaking presumes the development of awareness followed by the recognition that some existing way of thinking about a situation is not adequate to reform that situation. It further presumes a motivation to change the situation and the latent capacity to do so" (1989, p.26).
This is a typical systemic way to take distance from one's own prejudices. "It implies at least a willingness to give up old frames of thought in order to rethink a field" (WARFIELD, 1990a, p.69).
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