Accession Number:

AD0647147

Title:

'EMERGENCE' AS OPPOSED TO 'THE PROLIFERATION OF CONSTRUCTS',

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT KNOX KY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-11-04

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this report is to examine the framework underlying the formation of theories which use constructs representing oppositional forces and the utility of viewing the non-predicted results of construct interaction as emergent properties or as a requirement for new constructs. It is concluded that constructs of the inhibition type refer to an entire domain of negation of a phenomena rather than a single referent. This leads to non-predictability. It is shown that neither the production of new constructs nor an assumption of emergence is logically pure. Choice between approaches must be based on esthetic and pragmatic criteria. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE