Thinking, Feeling, and “Being Human”

New article published:

Raskin, J. D. (2013). Thinking, feeling, and Being Human. Journal of Constructivist Psychology26(3), 181-186. doi: 10.1080/10720537.2013.787323

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Abstract:

In his recent book, Being Human: Human Being, Rue Cromwell introduced valence tags into the lexicon of personal construct psychology. Doing so has interesting implications for the distinction between cognition and emotion. The personal construct psychology position, which challenges the division of experience into thinking and feeling, is noted. Three questions are posed for Cromwell’s consideration. What is the relationship between valence tags and constructs? Is the thinking–feeling distinction worth retaining? How should emotion be defined?