PSY100H1 Lecture Notes - Personal Construct Theory, Independent People, Cognitive Style

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Chapter 8 self & other: social cognitive aspects of personality. We take in, process, store and retrieve information from the environment. Information comes through our sense organs and we work on it. The output of human activity is human behaviour. Kelly proposed a theory of the person that had no resemblance to class theorys of freud, jung, Rogers, maslow, murral, allport, eysench, cettel, & the behaviourists. Kelly was an overnight celebrity in personality psychology because of his book. Kelly"s unusual terms became part of the standard lexicon of personality psychology like personal construct, range of convenience, fixed-role therapy, and rep test. He left us with a provocative view of human nature and a set of stimulating ideas about psychological individuality, grounded in the image of the person as an inquisitive scientist seeking to predict, control, and explain the social world. Other psychologists assigned a central role to human motivation, but kelly said that the.

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