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personality psych 7

personality psych 7 - 02:46 GeorgeKelly FixedRoletherapy o...

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Psychology of Personality 02:46 George Kelly - Fixed-Role therapy Measure the client’s current system of personal constructs o Interview client, test Create an atmosphere of playful experimentation Develop a new role for the client, one that will extend his/her system of  personal constructs in helpful ways o Can be famous person “President Obama has a better set of personal constructs than client” –  acting like Obama forces client to absorb his constructs Encourage the client to play this role in his/her everyday life o Similar to method actors Self Theorists - Consistencies in behavior across situations and over time may reflect a person’s  self-concept What motives guide self-perception? o Self-enhancement   improve your self image o Self-consistency   stabilize your self-image How could you tell which of these two motives is stronger?
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