Tag Archives: Personal Construct Theory

Guns and the Crisis of Masculinity in the US

In a recent online debate about gun control, I sensed the way the gun advocates were actually “hostile” in a very specific sense. Hostility in the sense I think usefully defined in George Kelly’s Personal Construct Theory as what results … Continue reading

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Conservative Hostility, Hysteria, and Personal Construct Theory

I have always found George Kelly’s Personal Construct Theory on how we see and construe the world, interesting. I particularly like his specialized definition of hostility: Hostility is the continued effort to extort validational evidence in favor of a type … Continue reading

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George Kelly and Personal Construct Theory’s Top Ten Conflict Tips

I have always found George Kelly’s (1905-1967) Personal Construct Theory useful in thinking about conflict, and so I have created one of our Top Ten Conflict tips around his work. My posts vary in how much thinking they require and … Continue reading

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