Studies in Meaning is the official book series of the Constructivist Psychology Network (CPN). Each volume contains new contributions intended to advance the study of constructivist theory, research, and practice. Volumes are typically organized around one or more unifying themes in order to provide readers a variety of timely papers that resonate with one another and the theme at hand while standing as scholarly contributions in their own right.
In a sense, the multifaceted contributions in this compendium deconstruct and reconstruct the very concept of personal construct psychology, tracing its personal origins in the life and work of George Kelly, examining its implications for the construction of a social self and its shadow side, alienation, and exploring its affordances for a striking range of clinical and theoretical issues. Anyone who wonders whether this wellspring of constructivist psychology continues to feed into vital contemporary discourse will be reassured by the strength, vitality and novelty of the contributions to these pages, and the clarity with which Kelly’s voice is echoed and extended in the voices of subsequent generations of scholars.