publication . Article . Other literature type . 2015

Integrating the Differentiated: A Review of the Personal Construct Approach to Cognitive Complexity

Kovářová, Marie; Filip, Miroslav;
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  • Published: 11 Apr 2015
  • Country: Czech Republic
Abstract
This article reviews personal construct psychology (PCP) research on cognitive complexity. It examines conceptual foundations, measures of cognitive complexity, and a large body of empirical findings. It identifies several ambiguities in the conceptualization of the two components of cognitive complexity: differentiation and integration. These ambiguities lead to inconsistent interpretations of indexes proposed for their measurement and consequently to an inconsistent interpretation of empirical findings. The review of empirical studies identifies many valuable findings that are, however, quite fragmented. After reviewing the relevant cognitive complexity litera...
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free text keywords: cognitive complexity, psychology of personal constructs, repertory grid technique, Social psychology, Psychotherapist, Conceptualization, Empirical research, Psychology, Corollary
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2015

Integrating the Differentiated: A Review of the Personal Construct Approach to Cognitive Complexity

Kovářová, Marie; Filip, Miroslav;