Constructivism,constructs, + Kellians

12 Jun 1996 08:56:22 -0500

Several recent posts have raised the issue of where are the
Kellians/PCP views in recent discussions. I don't purport to be
a Kellian nor an expert on PCP, though have attached a few
references on the issue Thierry raised regarding "constructs" and

My interpretation regarding the list is that things are still
somewhat in limbo following the turmoil not so long ago.
Personally, I haven't responded to the conversations on
postmodernism as it was not of great interest to me (I did
however learn a bit about postmodernism and what deconstruction
refers to, which I appreciate).


I have found this paper and others in this volume interesting,

Kelly G (1969). Ontological Acceleration, in Maher B (ed).
Clinical Psychology and Personality: The Selected Papers of
George Kelly. John Wiley, New York.

Some other references (apologies for including conference papers)

Husain M (1983). 'To What Can One Apply a Construct', in Adams-
Webber J and Mancuso J (eds). Applications of Personal
Construct Theory. Academic Press, Toronto.

Mancuso J and Adams-Webber J (1982). Anticipation as a
Constructive Process: The Fundamental Postulate, in Mancuso J
and Adams-Webber J (eds). The Construing Person. Praeger, New

Mancuso J and Hunter K (1983). Anticipation, Motivation or
Emotion: The Fundamental Postulate After 25 Years, in Mancuso
J and Adams-Webber J (eds). Applications of Personal Construct
Theory. Academic Press, Toronto.

Yorke M (1988). Kelly's Eye: An Alternative View of PCT, in
Fransella F and Thomas L (eds). Experimenting with Personal
Construct Psychology. Routledge and Kegan Paul, London.

Chiari G and Nuzzo M (1993). Personal Construct Theory Within
Psychological Constructivism: Precursor or Avante-Garde? Paper
presented at the Tenth International Congress of Personal
Construct Psychology, Townsville (Australia).

Warren G (1992). Subjecting and Objecting in Personal Construct
Psychology. Paper presented at Sixth Australasian Personal
Construct Psychology Conference, Sydney (Australia).


Bob Green