Re: PCP & being merely cognitive

juan manuel toro (
Thu, 15 Oct 1998 08:15:42 PDT

>>> "Personal construct theory was first postulated as a theory of
>>> (Kelly, 1955); but later adherents assign it a more limited role as
>>> theory of cognition (Fransella and Bannister, 1977)." in Reger, R,
>>> Huff, A. (1993),Strategic Groups: A Cognitive Perspective, Strategic
>>> Management Journal, Vol.14, 103-124.

Hello everybody,

Well I disagree with the authors about the term "a more limited role as
a theory of cognition", but I think PCT has to be thought as a
cognitive theory in that it subordinates all othet psychological
processes to the construction of a structure for knowing, or make sense
of the world. Therefore, I think PCT is as cognitve as Piaget's
Both of them give an epistemological answer to ontological and
psychological questions, and that is what makes them so interesting.

Best regards,


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