RE: Bipolarity and Dichotomy

Jones, John WEN (
Wed, 18 Dec 1996 9:49

To: pcp
Subject: Bipolarity and Dichotomy
Date: Tuesday, December 17, 1996 8:16PM

>I have some questions and would welcome any responses.

>Are bipolarity and dichotomy the same concept?

>Did Kelly confuse these notions or did he assume dichotomy to allow his
>construct data to be manipulted by computers?
Regards to all
Alastair Anderson


My understanding of Kelly's dichotomous corollary is that bipolarity follows
from the similarity/contrast aspect of constructs. If A and B are similar
and in contrast to C, then A, B, and C form the construct, with one pole at
A and B, and the other pole at C. Hope this response helps.

Vic Jones

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