Explore BrainMass

Personal Constructs and Social Perspectives

This content was STOLEN from BrainMass.com - View the original, and get the already-completed solution here!

Could someone explain the concept of personal constructs? What is a personal construct? How are personal constructs related to social perspectives? What is the relationship between personal constructs and behavior?

© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 25, 2018, 8:45 am ad1c9bdddf

Solution Preview

Personal Constructs

A personal construct pertains to anything an individual perceives and interprets within their mind, which could be interpreted differently by someone else. Kelly, the founding theorist, felt that all humans are trying to make sense of their reality. In trying to make sense of the world around us, we develop personal constructs to help us sort through everything and everyone we come in contact with. Personal constructs we create are then tested and retested in our environment. They shape how we perceive the world around us, and how we interpret if something is good or bad, happy or sad, safe or dangerous, etc.

The child in this scenario developed her personal constructs of messy versus clean. Imagine a child learning the difference between a messy room and a clean room. How ...

Solution Summary

The expert explains the concepts of personal constructs. The social perspectives are related.

See Also This Related BrainMass Solution

Gender Inequality: Theoretical Perspectives

I am having a hard time with the following study question. Can you help?

1. Compare and contrast the views on gender inequality of functionalism, conflict theory, and symbolic interaction theory.

View Full Posting Details