Re: attitudes, beliefs & constructs

Bob Parks (
Wed, 13 May 1998 08:59:38 -0500

Could you put a copy of Trevor Butt's article in the snail mail for me
also? I'd appreciate it much. Thanks in advance,
Bob Parks
106 Cayuga Park Road
Ithaca, New York 14850

>Dear Lynda,
>As a quick coda to your own, and John Mayes', exchange concerning
>laddering downwards,
>>Hello, John,
>>Thanks for the info! I'm going to check it out. Silly me, I thought
>>'laddering' was only up :) -- Jung would be upset with me.
>you might want to consider the issue of construct _hierarchies_.
>Laddering down does as John mention enable one to obtain a more
>behaviourally explicit expression of a construct; but any one construct
>will have _several_ "laddered-down" constructs: a variety of
>behaviourally more explicit expressions. Helen Jones calls this the
>process of elucidating all these, "pyramiding", andTrevor Butt did a
>useful summary of laddering up, laddering down, and pyramiding, with a
>brief procedural guide, in the Newsletter of the European Personal
>Construct Society a couple of years ago. When I get home from the office
>tonight I'llsnail-mail you a copy.
>Kind regards,
>Devi Jankowicz