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Chapter 1: Introduction
What is so special about a psychologist? He experiments? Who doesn't? He enacts his questions? Don't we all? His inquiries produce more questions than answers: Who has ever found it to be otherwise?
When the psychologist George Kelly delivered the final draft of his most famous work, The Psychology of Personal Constructs, to prospective publishers in the early 1950s he is said to have told friends and colleagues that he held out no hope of its being considered fit for publication. Not only had Kelly handed over two substantial volumes of carefully argued humanistic theory and extremely thoroughly analysed clinical practice, but he had written at length about the importance of listening to people's own descriptions and explanations of ...