Psych 341- Kelly

Psych 341 Kelly - Caitlin Dekker Psych 341 Sec 1 Kelly Chapter 15 What aspects of Kellys life pointed to his theoretical approach-World War II

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Caitlin Dekker Psych 341 Sec 1 Kelly Chapter 15 What aspects of Kelly’s life pointed to his theoretical approach? -World War II interrupted his academic career, but after the war clinical psychology was high in demand. He grew up in a devout fundamentalist family and received extensive attention and love from his mother. He graduated with a degree in physics and math, but soon turned to social problems and held many jobs in education. Why did Kelly think we should view ourselves as scientists, and what did he mean? -Kelly believed that the posture we take as we attempt to predict and control the events in our world is similar to that of the scientist who develops and tests hypotheses. What are personal constructs and what role do they play in personality? -Personal constructs are our efforts to understand the world that serve as hypotheses that make the world meaningful. If these constructs fit our subsequent experience, we find them useful and hold on to them.
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This note was uploaded on 10/23/2011 for the course PSYCH 341 taught by Professor Slife during the Winter '08 term at BYU.

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