By Charles Arthur Willard
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Hence the importance of group life for the suppression of subjectivismwhich is what Piaget means in tying the objectivity of thought to its communicability. The commonality corollary says that to the extent that two people construe experience similarly, their cognitive processes are similar. Hence the cohesion of group life and our openness, in varying degrees, to social influence. This corollary thus checks a common mistake: exaggerating assimilation at the expense of accommodation. In focusing on inference, we sometimes describe a privateness and aloneness that contradict the facts of social life.
The theory presented here is a hopeless mutt with a family history of indifference to breed. The reader will note debts to Illinois School Constructivism, Chicago School Symbolic Interactionism, and to Barbara J. O'Keefe's distinctions among message design logics. My corrider colleagues, Anne Holmquest, Shirley Willihnganz, and especially Thomas J. Hynes have contributed many ideas and suggestions. I have also borrowed ideas from J. Anthony Blair, Frans van Eemeren, Walter Fisher, Michel Foucault, Steve Fuller, G.
Constructivism may be thought of as a broader, more complex, and more social version of PCT, based on PCT but reaching far beyond it because it is not a psychological theory. A psychologist might see perspective taking as the most basic cognitive process; constructivists hold that communication processes are central to our forming of interpersonal impressions. We use constructs to interpret the actions of others, to attribute motives to them. These interpretations are closely allied to our message strategies (Clark and Delia, 1979; O'Keefe and Delia, 1979; Delia and O'Keefe, 1979).