Psychology 2550A/B Chapter Notes - Chapter 14: Classical Conditioning, Behaviorism, Albert Bandura

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At that time 3 theoretical camps: freudians, personality trait, radical behaviourists. George kelly"s work bridged the phenomenological-humanistic and social cognitive level of analysis to benefit of both. Kelly had argued this but had poor empirical evidence. How people think and represent the world has to be taken into account to understand what they are doing and why they are doing it. George kelly bridge to social cognitive level. Before cognitive psychology exists, kelly created cognitive theory of personality: in which how people construe and think is at the core. Greatest incompleteness of kelly"s thinking was that it provided powerful theory of construing but gave few guides for linking peoples" constructions either to past or future performance. Kelly"s theory is a theory of how we categorize and what those categorizations do. Studies showing what child thinks about a stimulus (anticipated rewards) and represents it mentally influences impact of stimulus part of important developing in 50s.

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