Re: Any thoughts on this

Tony Downing (
Tue, 2 Jun 1998 11:07:14 +0100

Re Siobhan Alderson's message:

>Anybody got any thoughts, literature etc. on the following statement:
>"...though Kelly maintains that constructs are bipolar...this probably
>cannot always be true."

Presumably any construct, X, can be made to be bipolar by taking its
opposite pole to be "not-X", or perhaps more realistically
"not-particularly-X", yet only one pole may, in practice, be salient and
the opposite pole may commonly be left vague. And exploring the
implications of the vague, rarely-explicitly-used pole may be
psychologically interesting.

Tony Downing, M.A., Ph.D.
Lecturer, Dept. of Psychology,
University of Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU,

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