Personal Constructs

George A. Kelly

Type of psychology: Personality

Field of study: Behavioral and cognitive models

Personal construct theory examines the way each person thinks about the world; it attempts to provide avenues for understanding and making use of one's subjective experiences. It demonstrates how cognitions change when one incorrectly predicts thefuture on the basis of those cognitions.

Key concepts

• constructive alternativism

• fixed role therapy

• fundamental postulate

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