University of Hertfordshire

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)276-83
JournalClinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry
Journal publication date11 Sep 2012
Volume18
Issue2
Early online date11 Sep 2012
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 11 Sep 2012

Abstract

George Kelly’s The psychology of personal constructs put forward a new psychology that viewed people as actively constructing and anticipating their worlds. This paper considers personal construct theory and its philosophy; personal construct assessment techniques; the personal construct view of psychological disorder and its treatment; and the wide range of other applications of personal construct theory. It is concluded that personal construct psychology remains a radical approach over half a century after Kelly published his magnum opus

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