What is the main characteristic of constructive explanation? In other words, what is the nature of a construct and, consequently, what kind of relationship is there between constructs and behavior? Kelly stated that a "psychological response is initially and basically the outcome of a construing act."(1955, vol. 1, p. 171) Somewhere else, he asserts it in a more clear way: "Since they construe them differently, they will anticipate them differently and will behave differently as a consequence of their anticipations." (Kelly, 1963, p. 90) The relationship between constructs and "psychological response" could be considered in terms of either 'causation' or 'implication'.
Keywords realistic constructivism  philosophical psychology  personal construct psychology  personal construct theory  George Kelly  Piaget  causation  implication  language  concept
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