George Kelly

George Kelly

by Fay Fransella
     
 

George Kelly's personal construct theory, first published in 1955, is as radical today as it was then. Describing how each one of us goes about our daily life trying to make sense of the events around us, it maintains that we are in charge of what we do in the world, that we do not merely react to events.

This book reveals that George Kelly was a man of enormous

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George Kelly's personal construct theory, first published in 1955, is as radical today as it was then. Describing how each one of us goes about our daily life trying to make sense of the events around us, it maintains that we are in charge of what we do in the world, that we do not merely react to events.

This book reveals that George Kelly was a man of enormous intellect, of many talents and of great complexity. Fay Fransella outlines how his views have influenced the theory and practice of psychotherapy, and illustrates how his training in physics and mathematics influenced his theory and led to the development of one of his methods of measurement - the repertory grid.

The book also describes Kelly's phil

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803984943
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
01/18/1996
Series:
Key Figures in Counselling and Psychotherapy Series, #9
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
1The Life of George Kelly1
2Major Contributions to Theory41
3Major Contributions to Practice86
4Criticisms and Rebuttals112
5The Overall Influence of George Kelly133
Select Bibliography of Kelly's Works160
References161
Index171

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