The concept of rigidity: An enigma
- Len Stewin
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A controversy about the nature of behavioral rigidity exists in current psychological theory. To date, large bodies of empirical data have been accumulated which support two major theoretical perspectives. A dichotomy exists between the assumption that rigidity is a personality factor and the perspective that maintains that rigidity is task specific, a behavioral phenomena observable under certain conditions. This paper highlights the dichotomy by examining some of the relevant classical and recent research in the area. It is concluded that the concept must be used cautiously by both researchers and practitioners.
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- The concept of rigidity: An enigma
International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling
Volume 6, Issue 3 , pp 227-232
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