While saying he was a realist, I want to add, while Erickson thought (I presume) he was a realist (or opitimist!) he was keenly aware of each person's role and ability to create his or her future and immediate present. Further, I would say that the term constructivist refers to a chosen view of events wherein one opts to "calculate," "investigate," or "analyze" (for lack of better words) HOW we each construct our experience and reality while assuming that we do this at a VERY high rate of veracity. To say that this process (consturcting) is the objective TRUTH would be contradictory to the very nature of constructivism. Therefore, I would say one can choose to see Erickson as a constructivist. This would not be contradictory to any of the fact. I hope that helps more than confuse in the big picture.
I hope that helps more than confuse in the big picture.
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