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What is Personal Construct Psychology?
What is personal construct psychology?

It is a psychology concerned with what we do and why we do it, rather than one that attempts to pinpoint the events that compel others to do what they do not choose to do.

(Kelly, in Maher 1969)

Before we begin: there is an unselfconscious gender bias in Kelly's language which is not untypical for the era in which he was writing but which nevertheless catches the eye and ear somewhat awkwardly now. As a reader I would find encountering [sic] after every example of this to be distracting, so I have not used this device to signal my own awareness of Kelly's stylistic foibles when I cite him directly in the text below. I hope readers ...

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