Accession Number:

AD0706755

Title:

A HELICAL THEORY OF PERSONAL CHANGE.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

OREGON UNIV EUGENE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

77.0

Abstract:

A synthesis of four subsystems of personal change is proposed from which there evolves a helical theory of personal change. The subsystems include attitude-value change theories, behavior modification, role theory, and self theories. The components of the personal change framework are assumed to form a hierarchical system beginning with attitudes the least resistant to change to self concept the most resistant to change. A change in any one of the components of the system creates a state of disequilibrium and a press toward congruence for the components lower in the system. In terms of theory construction, a chain of middle range theories is proposed as an alternative to middle range theories and general theories. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE