Contrasts and Synergies: A commentary on "Thinking in Opposites: The Psychologies of Carl Gustav Jung and George Kelly"

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Abstract

In response to Jones’s article, we argue that if we understand Personal Construct Psychology as less rationalistic and more holistic than is often assumed, important synergies between it and Jungian Analytical Psychology can be observed. We argue that the two theories can be considered to align with each other on a number of points. These include taking a similar epistemological position, a recognition of psychological processes operating outside of immediate awareness and the implications that these can have for personal change. We argue for a more ‘social’ understanding of Personal Construct Psychology than Jones allows for, and further suggest that possibilities for its alignment with Social Constructionism should not be understated.
Original languageEnglish
JournalTheory and Psychology
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 5 Apr 2022

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