Q Methodology and the Measurement of Self Perception
Operant Subjectivity , Volume 10 - Issue 4 p. 114- 124
By conceptualizing verbal behavior with self reference as operant behavior, the assumption that self awareness is achieved through observation of self becomes tenable. In this paper we describe a computer psychometrics approach to the measurement of self perception that allows interpretation within the theoretical context provided by Q methodology. The construct validity in support of this approach to measurement derives from philosophical. and statistical considerations which are compatible with behavior theory in psychology and quantum theory in physics.