The Place of the Psyche in a Constructed World

  title={The Place of the Psyche in a Constructed World},
  author={Kenneth J. Gergen},
  journal={Theory \& Psychology},
  pages={723 - 746}
  • K. Gergen
  • Published 1 December 1997
  • Psychology
  • Theory & Psychology
The vast majority of social constructionist writings have been critical of psychological science-on both ideological and conceptual grounds. The constructionist emphasis on microsocial processes also functions oppositionally to psychological accounting. The existing animus grows, however, from a realist metaphysics and a correspondence view of language, neither of which constructionism endorses. Viewing the relationship between constructionism and psychological science in more pragmatic terms… 


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