Re: attitudes, beliefs & constructs

Sue Knight (
Thu, 14 May 1998 18:36:04 +0100

Devi Jancowicz,
Would you put a copy of Trevor Butt's article in the snail-mail for
too? I'd appreciate it muchly. Thanks in anticipation,
Sue Knight
35 Bridge Street
South Wales NP8 1AR

>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
>>'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
>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
>brief procedural guide, in the Newsletter of the European Personal
>Construct Society a couple of years ago. When I get home from the
>tonight I'llsnail-mail you a copy.
>Kind regards,
>Devi Jankowicz