Re: Request

A. J. Zolten (
7 Feb 95 08:22:34 CST6CDT

Tom Bryder suggests that the interest in Kelly's personal
interactions and experriences are less than important than his ideas
when he considers some of the PCP'ers' use of cyberspace. I disagree.
Kelly emphasized understanding the context in which thoeriees are
constructed, and I find accounts of the process of his construction
of constructive alternativism fascinating. I often speak to my
students with some wonder regarding what Ohio State dept. of psych
must have been like with Rogers as chair, Julian Rotter as clinicaal
program director, and Kelly as dir. of the clinic. Considering tthe
force of those powerful agents provides me (and at times my students)
with a vivid picture of the making of a theeory. While personal
stories may not be so distinctive, they provide more of the same as
far as I'm concerned.

A.J. Zolten
Univ. of Central Arkansas