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What is a construct? Butler's neat explanation. Ep.37

Saturday, July 1, 2023

Often it can be helpful to go back to the basics of PCP theory and get a clearer understanding than you had first time around. I found a really nice explanation of a construct in Richard Butler’s book. I think he provides a  good summary and I wanted to share it with you. If you already feel secure in your understanding, you might like to hear the way he expresses it and then take some time to consider the way you explain constructs to other people.


Butler, R. (2009). Coming to terms with personal construct theory. Ch. 1 in Butler, R., Reflections in Personal Construct Theory. Wiley-Blackwell

Ravenette, T. (1999). Personal Construct Theory in Educational Psychology. A Practitioner’s View.