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Author Kelly, George, 1905-1967.

Title A theory of personality; the psychology of personal constructs.

Imprint New York, W.W. Norton [1963]


Location Call No. Status
 Mansfield, Main Library - Adult Nonfiction  137 KELLY    Check Shelf
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  137 K29T    Check Shelf
Description xii, 190 pages 20 cm.
Series The Norton library, N152
Norton library ; N152.
Note "The first three chapters of a larger work entitled The psychology of personal constructs ... 1955."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-186).
Contents Constructive alternativism -- Basic theory -- Nature of personal constructs.
Summary "This original theory of personality is based on the concept that there are many workable ways by which individuals can construct their world. George Kelly's starting point and basic premise is that people's processes are psychologically channeled by the ways they anticipate events rather than by the ways they react to them. We develop new means of overcoming obstacles; we are, therefore, neither prisoners of our environment nor victims of our past. In Dr. Kelly's groundbreaking theory, the patterns of our make-up, which he calls constructs, are the key to changing old patterns. Each person anticipates events differently, and Dr. Kelly shows how we can begin to understand each person's unique constructs. In this way, a person is enabled to create alternative constructions--finding a sense of meaning in life, regaining control over his or her environment, and establishing new roads to mental health. This volume consists of the first three chapters of Kelly's two-volume work The Psychology of Personal Constructs."--Publisher description.
Subject Personal construct theory.
Personal construct theory. (OCoLC)fst01058574
Constructief alternativisme.
Added Title Psychology of personal constructs.
ISBN 0393001520
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