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2. INFLUENCES ON INTENTIONAL CONCEPTUAL CHANGE 39 RESULTS OF RADICAL CONCEPTUAL CHANGE So, how do we define conceptual change? In our view there are two types of radical conceptual change (See Fig, 2,1,. Panels Ila and lib). In Taylor's (1995) terms, these are called fusion of horizons (Panel Ila) and incorporation (Panel lib). Fusion of horizons is achieved through communication or interaction between two or more incommensurate conceptual systems or ideas, and results in a change in our evaluation of both or in the creation of a new framework (Taylor, 1995).
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Such change requires a reinterpretation of the components of the whole picture or idea (Jackson, Doster, & Meadows, 1997; Jackson, Doster, Meadows, & Wood, 1995; Taylor, 1985). Acquiring this new organization of these competing concepts requires metaconscious appraisal and articulation of both. Likewise, in psychotherapy it is very difficult to change one's life patterns unless one deeply understands them cognitively and emotionally. FIG. 3. Both the vase and the faces can be seen as figures, but not simultaneously.
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