Re: Constructivism Course

Gwyneth Daniel (
Thu, 15 May 1997 07:06:27 +0100 (BST)

A useful route to core construal and its stability that I researched
recently is through
change events of a kind that most people can access very easily: episodes
of disillusionment. These could be directed to periods of life: about
childhood, about adulthood or about oneself, significant others, etc. They
illustrate nicely how one sometimes may and sometimes not move on and
reconstrue, seen down the years. In my own research people differed
greatly: some tripped up over the same core construal again and again,
where others had moved on. It would make a good 'class' exercise, to
compare and contrast.

An alternative is Pope and Denicolo's (1993?) 'snake' which is to do with
turning points in one's life, again events that have been a spur to

Hope it goes well.

Gwyneth Daniel