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 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. Click here to learn more about this project and read an excerpt from Chapter 1.

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