Social and Personal Constructs

@article{Burkitt1996SocialAP,
  title={Social and Personal Constructs},
  author={Ian Burkitt},
  journal={Theory \& Psychology},
  year={1996},
  volume={6},
  pages={71 - 77}
}
  • I. Burkitt
  • Published 1 February 1996
  • Psychology
  • Theory & Psychology
Mancuso's (1996) article is to be welcomed for its attempt to bring together social constructionism, personal construct theory and narrative psychology. Whilst the underlying tendency of the three approaches-to view the text as self-enclosed and constitutive of reality-is drawn out well, the differences between them are underplayed. Most significantly, these include the difference between the individualist ontology in Mancuso's version of personal construct theory and the social ontology that… 
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