Re-examining what we "anticipate" in a constructed world

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Our preoccupation with the Repertory Grid Technique has left little time and attention to the core ideas articulated in Kelly's (1955) Theory of Personal Constructs. After more than 20 years engaging with the method, I have (re)discovered his theorizing about man's quest for knowing, to be the most insightful. This chapter shares my reflections/reflexions about the crucial role he placed on the notion of "anticipation. " I position this importance within the context of the challenges of our times and advocate that his "psychology of the unknown" is just as important today as it was 62 years ago.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMethodological Challenges and Advances in Managerial and Organizational Cognition
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing Ltd.
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9781787436763
ISBN (Print)9781787436770
Publication statusPublished - 5 Dec 2017


  • Anticipation
  • Constructive alternativism
  • Future
  • Personal construct theory
  • Repertory grids
  • Strategic foresight

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • General Business,Management and Accounting


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