Social Action and Personal Constructs

@article{Butt2001SocialAA,
  title={Social Action and Personal Constructs},
  author={Trevor Butt},
  journal={Theory \& Psychology},
  year={2001},
  volume={11},
  pages={75 - 95}
}
  • T. Butt
  • Published 1 February 2001
  • Psychology
  • Theory & Psychology
Personal construct theory (PCT; Kelly, 1955) had its focus of convenience in psychotherapy, and consequently has been developed as an individualistic approach to the person. However, it has its roots in pragmatism, a movement which had a thorough appreciation of both the individual and the social world. The contention in this article is that PCT has potential as a theory of social action, making a significant contribution to the agency/structure debate. With reference to the work both of Kelly… 
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