Psychology’s Nested Frameworks
Chapter 2 explored how people actively create their own meanings using their knower capabilities. However, other factors also contribute to human meaning. The physical environment, historical and current events, and personal circumstances are the contexts which people must interpret and respond to in their creation-of-meaning-processes. To understand this aspect of the production of human meaning requires that we shift our attention away from people and on to their contexts. That shift is difficult for psychologists because their core focus is people, and the language of psychology is constructed to express its understanding of people rather than their contexts.
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