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Unformatted text preview: Lecture 20 PSY 257 April 16, 2009 Kellys Personal Construct Theory- The human as a scientist Constructive Alternativism- There may be an objective t ruth but we cannot know it we can only construe it- There are alternative ways to construe the same event- We should play with make-believe, check the what-ifs, try alternative constructions and see where they lead you or whether they fit Process/Motivation- Pull Theories (or carrot theories) o People motivated by external reinforcers, rewards, and punishments (behaviorists)- Push Theories o Internal drives/motives that push or propel the person forward (psychoanalytic theories)- Kelly: Neither (jackass theory) o Organism is always active: cognitively active always processing information Range of Convenience:- i.e., application of a construct: in what range of contexts can I apply this construct- Anxiety= recognition that event lies outside the range of convenience of my construct system- Threat = awareness of imminent comprehensive change in core...
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This note was uploaded on 12/03/2009 for the course PSY 257 taught by Professor Kwan during the Spring '09 term at Princeton.
- Spring '09