Persuasion; like using Strategic Initiatives' CoNexus® group interaction/visual
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Jack Park wrote:
> At 05:31 PM 11/5/2001 +0000, you wrote:
> >Jack Park wrote:
> > >.... wondering if Kelly's Personal Construct
> > > Theory isn't at work in an IBIS-style discussion. If that were so, then
> > > Kelly would argue for some kind of sliding scale, with neutral being 0 in
> > > the center, and + and - 1 being the poles. One might then simply set the
> > > slider rather than make a statement, and follow that with a justification
> > > for the setting.
> Peter Jones wrote:
> >The quantitative correlate of persuasion?
> >Intriguing idea. It sounds nice, but it also sounds like a category mistake.
> >Would the justification by itself suffice?
> Is sensemaking, maybe truth seeking, about persuasion?
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