Research

I study psychology, psychotherapy, and abnormality from a constructivist perspective–most often using George Kelly’s personal construct theory and Ernst von Glasersfeld’s radical constructivism, but also incorporating aspects of social constructionism, narrative therapy, solution-focused therapy, and other constructivist approaches. Links to my scholarly contributions are available under the “Research” button at the top of the page.

Most recently, I have been working on an abnormal psychology textbook, to be published by Macmillan Education/Palgrave. The main theme of the book is that abnormal psychology is a discipline in which there are many competing perspectives. My objective is to present these different perspectives fairly and thoroughly. Students should come away with a clear sense of these perspectives, as well as their theoretical presumptions, research evidence, and treatment strategies.

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