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Chapter 8

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University of Toronto Scarborough
Marc A Fournier

Chapter 8 SELF AND OTHER: SOCIAL- COGNITIVE ASPECTS OF PERSONALITY -one of a computers biggest impact on psychology is the metaphor is provides us with -we are like computers in many ways -social cognitive approaches to personality psychology begin with the assumption that human beings are complex information- processing systems that operate in social environments The Psychology of Personal Constructs -George A. Kelly -saw the person as a scientist seeking to predict, control, and explain the social world George Kellys Theory -a person is motivated to predict or anticipate what will happen to him or her -person acts because they are alive; act by virtue of being alive -science begins when the observer seeks to make initial sense of the world by imposing some kind of organization upon it -each of us classifies our world by developing personal constructs: characteristic ways of construing how some things are alike and some things are different from one another -every construct is bipolar: have two opposite poles -each person develops their constructs in a hierarchy: organization corollary -superordinal constructs: encompassing many other constructs -and subordinal constructs: being encompassed by larger constructs -range of convenience (range corollary): particular constructs differ from one another due to www.notesolution.com
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