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Theories of Personality (MindTap C...

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Duane P. Schultz + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305652958
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Theories of Personality (MindTap C...

11th Edition
Duane P. Schultz + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305652958

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Chapter 11, Problem 1RQ
Textbook Problem

What did Kelly mean when he suggested that we all function like scientists in trying to predict and control the events in our lives?

Expert Solution
Summary Introduction

To answer: How George kelly define humans function as scientist , how predict and control life.

Introduction:

George kelly has given a view of humans as active constructors , who think , accept and reject self made constructs. They are analogous to scientists in the way to formulate and test theories.

Answer to Problem 1RQ

George kelly paid emphasis on understanding human behavior by  the way they anticipate consequences their actions and their alternative construals to sole the problem of life. Alike scientist , who create hypothesis and test it by collecting data same humans construct personal theory and on basis of experiences that personal construct is accepted or rejected. The “bad scientist” will be that who is not able to change or reject the construct, even knowing the consequences, just because of unwillingness to participate actively.

Explanation of Solution

According to George Kelly , personality of a human being can be best understood by differences in construal tendencies which makes him to work as a scientist who anticipate , try to control consequences and too according to present constructs predict the results.

Conclusion

Therefore, yes according to George Kelly human beings are active participator , who works as a scientist, predict the consequences and also put the best constructs with them for fututre use.

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