Kelly’s theory offers an elaborate framework for describing a person’s cognition. These constructs, that we use to understand and predict the world are dichotomous; consisting of two opposite poles. We may not even always know both sides of these concepts, consciously. If we want to know what another person will do, we must know what they think.
Kelly’s theory describes the nature of constructs that create personality.
- Using his perspective, how can a person make a radical change in personality; for example, a criminal who repents and becomes a born-again Christian?
- Would the same constructs apply to an obese person who loses a lot of weight and no longer needs medication for high blood pressure or type 2 diabetes?