Accession Number : AD0706755
Title : A HELICAL THEORY OF PERSONAL CHANGE.
Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,
Corporate Author : OREGON UNIV EUGENE
Personal Author(s) : Ziller,Robert C.
Report Date : FEB 1970
Pagination or Media Count : 77
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)
Descriptors : (*PERSONALITY, TRANSFORMATIONS), (*BEHAVIOR, THEORY), ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), REACTION(PSYCHOLOGY), THERAPY, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, TRAINING, GROUP DYNAMICS, PROBABILITY
Subject Categories : Psychology
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE