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Constructivism
A communication theory based on the assumption that persons make sense of the world through systems of personal constructs.
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A free-response instrument used by constructivists to measure a person’s cognitive complexity in interpersonal communication.
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"A sophisticated set of mental constructs that enables a person to distinguish subtle differences among people.
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"The cognitive template or stencil we fit over social reality to order our impressions of people.
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"A component of cognitive complexity measured by the number of separate personality constructs used to describe someone on the RCQ.
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"Sophisticated communication that reflects an awareness of and adaptations to subjective, affective, and relational aspects of the communication contexts. Causally linked to cognitive complexity, person-centered messages are better able to accomplish multiple goals.
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"A recollection of an action taken in a specific situation paired with its consequences.