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IN CONTEXT

APPROACH

Personal construct theory

BEFORE

1940s Gestalt therapy is founded, introducing the notion that perception influences meaning.

1955 George Kelly publishes The Psychology of Personal Constructs, outlining the theory that everyone has a set of constructs (beliefs) about the world and the people in it.

1960 Psychologist and statistician Max Hamilton constructs the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HAM-D), a tool used to measure clinical depression.

AFTER

1980 Psychologist Melvin Lerner publishes The Belief in a Just World: A Fundamental Delusion, explaining how we wrongly believe that people get what they deserve.

If people could stop blaming ...

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