Publication 7547

Raskin J. D. (2016) Personal construct psychology in relation to an integrative constructivism. In: Winter D. A. & Reed N. (eds.) The Wiley handbook of personal construct psychology. John Wiley & Sons, Chichester: 34–44. Fulltext at https://cepa.info/7547
Personal construct psychologists have historically had an uneasy relationship with constructivism. Some have objected to it on philosophical grounds, arguing that George Kelly’s (1955/1991a, 1991b) personal construct psychology (PCP) is best viewed as a critical realist, not constructivist, approach (Noaparast, 1995; Stevens, 1998; Warren, 1998). Others have worried that constructivism has the potential to overshadow PCP, placing the latter in a precarious position (Fransella, 1995, 2007). Others still have argued that constructivism is broad and ill‐defined – or, at the very least, is less theoretically and methodologically developed than PCP (Fransella, 1995; Winter, 2015). These concerns arise in part because constructivism and its precise relationship to PCP typically go unspecified. To remedy this, I present four premises of an integrative constructivism and address how PCP – in conjunction with other forms of constructivism – both fits within it and contributes to it. My goal is to offer a meta‐framework that lets PCP maintain its own integrity as a theoretical unity, while also offering a set of shared premises that permit PCP’s inclusion under a superordinate integrative constructivist banner.

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