On 21 Jul 96 at 12:10, Tobin Quereau wrote:
> I am not sure if this "shift" of focus is being clearly
> communicated, mainly because I am "thinking out loud" here. I would
> appreciate if there are others who could add to the conversation and
> contribute to the clarity (or clarify the error) of this "emerging"
What you have said is clear to me. I think I posted earlier in the thread
that values is a construct used to explain behaviour so that our
behaviour, or the behaviour of others appears consistent and integrated
rather than totally situational or random. We are wired up to create
coherent meanings in our environment. Other constructs of this type
include personality traits, and learning/behavioural styles.
To boot, when we experience cognitve dissonsance (eg. belief that we are
honest; behaviour which is dishonest), we are built to resolve that
dissonance (well, I didn't want to hurt the person's feelings).
> Any takers?
> Tobin Quereau
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