{[ promptMessage ]}

Bookmark it

{[ promptMessage ]}

George+Kelly+(chp+12)+pt2

George+Kelly+(chp+12)+pt2 - Chapter 12 Pages 312 to 322...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
George Kelly’s Psychology of Personal Constructs Constructs are used to make sense of the world, to try to predict events, and essentially to build one’s terrain map of the world and how to function within it. The Person’s Constructs and Personality o Personal Construct Theory: tries to see how the person sees and aligns events on his or her own dimensions. - Seeks to illuminate the person’s own constructs rather than the hypotheses of the psychologist. - Different people may construe the same event differently and every event can be construed in alternative ways. Characteristics of Personal Constructs o Bipolar : pair of characteristics that are psychological opposites for the person, not necessarily logical opposites. - Ex. “logically” ; aggressive vs. un-aggressive “personally” ; aggressive vs. weak o Emergent Pole : the side of the construct that is applied in a characterization - Ex. “my father is aggressive.” o Implicit Pole : the side that was not applied - Ex. the opposite of “aggressive,” whatever that may be for an individual You can’t know what another person means unless you find out; don’t assume you know what only the construct’s user knows. Constructs vary with regard to other characteristics; ° Permeability o Highly permeable construct is one into which a wide range of information can fit o Impermeable construct implies that unless the person or behavior characterized fits a relatively narrow range, it can’t be “good” (e.g. must be consistent with one’s own faith) Exploring Personal Constructs o Role Construct Repertory Test (“Rep Test”): Kelly’s operation for measuring a construct - Asked to list many people/things that are important to you.
Image of page 1

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern