People, Poetry and Politics – the Novels of Don Bannister

Don Bannister was a founder of the group of social psychologists who have developed ‘personal construct theory’. In his later years he wrote a series of novels. My friend Trevor Butt, a colleague of Don’s in the 1970s and 80s, asked me to give a paper on Don’s novels at a special conference in honour of Don’s work, held at Huddersfield University in 2004. This chapter is based on the conference paper.

Chapter in Scheer, Jorn, W and Sewell, Kenneth W (eds.) (2006) Creative

Construing – Personal Constructions in the Arts, Giessen: Psychosozial-Verlag

It can be downloaded here



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