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The Wiley Handbook of Personal Construct Psychology

David A. Winter (Editor), Nick Reed (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-118-50831-2
576 pages
December 2015, Wiley-Blackwell
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The Wiley Handbook of Personal Construct Psychology is the definitive new reference for the field, providing a state-of-the-art review of PCP which focuses on the theory and its philosophy, methodology, areas of application and future horizons
  • A definitive new reference work for the field of personal construct psychology, featuring leading international figures in the field
  • Each section begins with a concise chapter that reviews the literature in  the area concerned and highlights  new developments
  • Covers theory, history, methodology and a wealth of new and established applications including education, grief and meaning reconstruction, sexuality, organizational consultancy and personal construct coaching
  • Draws on published and previously unpublished work by pioneers including Fay Fransella and Miller Mair
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Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors xi

Foreword
Rue L. Cromwell xx

Preface
David A. Winter and Nick Reed xxviii

1. What Is a Personal Construct? 1
Fay Fransella

Part I Personal Construct Psychology and Its Philosophy 9

2. Personal Construct Theory and Philosophy 11
Trevor Butt and Bill Warren

3. George Kelly: A Revealing Moment 24
Franz R. Epting

4. Personal Construct Psychology in Relation to an Integrative Constructivism 34
Jonathan D. Raskin

5. Philosophy and Psychology: The Distinctiveness of the Theory of Personal Constructs 45
Bill Warren

6. So Distant, Yet So Close: Kelly, Maturana, and Their Constructivist Theories 57
Gabriele Chiari

Part II Methodology 69

7. Methodologies of Assessment in Personal Construct Psychology 71
Richard C. Bell

8. Assessment of Hierarchies of Construing 88
Peter Caputi

9. Using Linear Mixed Models with Repertory Grid Data 99
Mark Heckmann and Richard C. Bell

10. Nonverbal Assessment Methods 113
Beverly M. Walker

11. Experience Cycle Methodology: A Qualitative Method to Understand the Process of Revising Personal Constructs 125
Lindsay G. Oades and Fiona Patterson

Part III Society and Culture 137

12. Personal Construct Psychology, Society, and Culture: A Review 139
Harry Procter

13. “Culture’s like an extra layer on top isn’t it?” Sociality and Superordination in Italian and English People 154
Viv Burr, Trevor Butt, and Massimo Giliberto

14. Relational Construct Psychology 167
Harry Procter

15. The Political Program of Personal Construct Psychology 178
Dušan Stojnov

16. Transcending War‐Ravaged Biographies 190
David A. Winter

Part IV Clinical Applications 201

17. The Continuing Clinical Relevance of Personal Construct Psychology: A Review 203
David A. Winter

18. Experiential Personal Construct Psychology and the Integral Universe: Theoretical and Clinical Implications 218
Larry M. Leitner and Katherine J. Hayes

19. Dilemma Resolution 230
Guillem Feixas

20. A Narrative Hermeneutic Approach to Personal Construct Psychotherapy 241
Gabriele Chiari

21. Reconstructing Meaning in Bereavement 254
Robert A. Neimeyer

Part V Organizational Applications 265

22. Personal Construct Theory, Research, and Practice in the Field of Business and Management 267
Nelarine Cornelius

23. Consulting in Organizations 282
Mary Frances

24. Humanizing Healthcare: A Personal Construct Psychology-Based Intervention 293
Sean Brophy

25. Organizational Paradoxes: When Opposites Cease To Be Opposites 306
Robert P. Wright

26. Personal Construct Coaching 320
Jelena Pavlović and Dušan Stojnov

Part VI Educational Applications 331

27. From Periphery to Core: Personal Construct Psychology’s Permeation of Education 333
Maureen Pope and Pam Denicolo

28. Learning and Education 352
Martin Fromm

29. Creativity with Students 361
Vladimir Džinović

30. Reconstructing Lifelong Learning 371
Michael Kompf and Nicola Simmons

31. School Is Our Common World: A Constructivist-Phenomenological Study of the Construing of Roma Pupils and Their Teacher 383
Barbara Strobachová and Miroslav Filip

Part VII New Horizons 397

32. A Vision of the Future of Personal Construct Psychology 399
Peter Cummins

33. Construing Homicide 416
David A. Winter

34. Too Much of a Bad Thing: Commonality and the Construction of Sexual “Experience” 426
Carmen Dell’Aversano

35. Personal Construct Psychology and Buddhism 439
Spencer A. McWilliams

36. Personal Construct Psychology and the Arts 452
Jörn W. Scheer and Viv Burr

37. Personal Construct Psychology and Law 464
Nick Reed

38. Personal Construct Psychology and Restorative Justice 476
Finn Tschudi

39. Changing Behavior to Being More Environmentally Friendly: A PCP Perspective 487
Nick Reed and Nadine Page

40. George Kelly’s Psychology of Understanding: Questioning Our Understanding, Understanding Our Questioning 499
Miller Mair

Appendix Personal Construct Theory: A Summary 518

Index 524

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Author Information

David Winter is Professor of Clinical Psychology, and Programme Director of the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, at the University of Hertfordshire, UK. He has applied personal construct psychology in clinical practice and research for 40 years, with over 150 publications including Personal Construct Psychology in Clinical Practice (1994) and Personal Construct Psychotherapy: Advances in Theory, Practice and Research (Wiley, 2005).

Nick Reed is Director of the Centre for Personal Construct Psychology in the Department of Psychology and Sports Sciences, University of Hertfordshire, UK. Nick has taught and practised personal construct psychology for over 15 years and has experience of applying PCP in diverse contexts including organisational change, environmental consultancy, teacher effectiveness and the training of junior doctors. 
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