a reply to: Domo1
Perhaps some narrow tidy little boxes could use some adjustment.
Where I come from, PhD's are a very idiosyncratic, diverse and creative group. My Chairman all the more so.
He was probably the world's expert on role construct theory. He tended to major in majors and minor in minors. IIRC, he once presented !!!20!!! papers
at the annual APA Convention. I doubt anyone else has ever come near that insane number. He happened to be an LDS Bishop--to me a rather incongruous
role for a guy so super brilliant. LOL.
He once proved that the role construct theory grid rep test--that he developed software to test, map with--he once proved that it out-discrimminated
and out-predicted ALL other paper-pencil psych instruments--including the granddaddy MMPI. He also had a great sense of humor.
Role construct theory discovered that no individual in any culture ever used more than 26 bi-polar constructs through which to channel their life's
choices, paths, definitions, construct reality. An example of most people's primary super-ordinate construct would be some variation of
Everyone's construct system is unique. Calgary Univ used to have an online software package that one could map out their construct system in clusters
but I don't think it's available any more.
A construct system which is tooooo flexible, permeable, dis-jointed, erratic, wishy-washy, etc. correlates with poor life choices, lack of
fulfillment, poor relationships, pathology etc. A construct system which is tooooo rigid, impermeable, rigid, constricted, brittle, prissy etc. also
correlates with poor life choices, lack of fulfillment, poor relationships, pathology etc.
In terms of this thread, I suspect that a lot of folks (not all) who are locked into deafness inducing habits, an addiction to loud music--I suspect
that their role construct systems are more likely to be somewhat toward one extreme or the other than they are to be more balanced in the middle. And,
it can be that in some sphere's of their lives, they will tend toward one extreme, and in other spheres, toward the other extreme.
I don't know if the more rigid and prissy would have a harder time altering their loudness addiction or those with the tooo permeable, erratic etc.
construct systems. That's an empirical question. And I don't know if it's been answered, or not.
I am pretty sure that the pastor I spoke of who insisted so doggedly on maintaining the 195db or greater volume during the worship time--I suspect
that THAT pastor had a construct system that was more than a little toooo rigid in at least an area or three.