STUDIES IN MEANING 5: PERTURBING THE STATUS QUO IN CONSTRUCTIVIST PSYCHOLOGY
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Edited by Jonathan D. Raskin, Sara K. Bridges, and Jack S. Kahn
Is constructivist psychology still relevant? Was it ever? Is it merely an obtuse cluster of theories bogged down in obscure epistemological debates of little to no relevance for most people? Why is it that constructivism is so often referenced in the clinical literature, yet organizationally it counts only a small number of people among its identifiable adherents and struggles to sustain itself as a coherent movement within the field? This volume takes up these issues by having prominent constructivist theorists put aside the usual topics of their scholarship and instead directly grapple with the very questions posed above. Borrowing the language of radical constructivism, the resulting contributions are intended to “perturb” the status quo and get constructivists and non-constructivists alike thinking about constructivism’s past, future, strengths, weaknesses, and overall utility.
PART I: CONSTRUCTIVISM
1. An Introductory Perturbation: What Is Constructivism and Is There a Future in It? – Jonathan D. Raskin
2. What Does the Future Hold for Personal Construct Psychology? – David A. Winter
3. What Does the Future Hold for Radical Constructivism? – Alexander Riegler
PART II: SOCIAL CONSTRUCTIONISM AND NARRATIVE PSYCHOLOGY
4. On Being a Social Constructionist in a More Than Human World – Tom Strong
5. Paradoxes of the Constructed: Narrative Psychology and Beyond – Mark Freeman
PART III: CONSTRUCTIVIST PSYCHOTHERAPY
6. Where’s the Gimmick? Future Prospects for Constructivist Psychotherapy – Jay S. Efran and Jonah N. Cohen
7. Developing a Dialogue: Constructivist Convergence in Psychotherapy and Beyond – Robert A. Neimeyer, Donald Meichenbaum, and Caroline M. Stanley
PART IV: LOOKING FORWARD
8. Imagining Possible Futures: Scenarios for Constructivist Psychology – Jelena Pavlović
9. What Would an Integrative Constructivism Look Like? – Michael F. Mascolo, Michael Basseches, and Amanda El-Hashem
10. Constructivism: Where Do We Go from Here? – Jonathan D. Raskin, Sara K. Bridges, and Jack S. Kahn
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