Dipper And The Bucket Theory

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The story of these soldiers and the psychological torture they had endured was the reason Don Clifton and his team began studying the opposite of the horrific equation. Since they knew people could be destroyed by negative reinforcement, they wondered if positivity could have a stronger impact than negativity. After researching this question, their answer inspired the Theory of the Dipper and the Bucket.

The Theory The Theory of the Dipper and the Bucket is based on three principles. Each person has an invisible bucket. Our bucket is constantly being emptied or filled, depending on what others say and do to us. When our bucket is full, we are happy. However, when it is empty, we feel awful. We also have an invisible dipper. We use our dipper to fill others buckets by using positive words and actions. Our positivity increases their emotions, and in return we fill our buckets. When we use negative words and actions we dip from
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The first strategy is to prevent bucket dipping. You have to eliminate bucket dipping before you can truly begin to fill others buckets. If you see someone being a bucket dipper, do something to stop it. This is something that every child, teammate, employee, and parent needs to know. If you see your teammate being negative towards another teammate do something about it. Not only does the bucket theory have an impact in the classroom, workplace, and at home; it can also have a huge impact for sports teams. When you think of a team you think teamwork, but teamwork is not always present, and when teamwork is not present than it shows on the score board. I have witness many negative actions occur on sports teams, and not only does it impact the way they play the game, it also impacts their attitudes. One bad apple can spoil the whole bunch, and that in itself is so true. When there is one player being a bucket dipper it affects the entire team and their
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