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Portrait of Dr Trevor Butt Dr Trevor Butt

t.butt@hud.ac.uk | 01484 47



Biography

Trevor worked as a clinical psychologist in the NHS before joining the University.

He is co-editor of the electronic journal: Personal Construct Theory and Practice

Guest editors for: Journal of Construct Psychology: Construction of Sexualities, 2005;

Membership of editorial board: Journal of Constructivist Psychology (2000–present); 

International advisory panel for the International Handbook of Personal Construct Psychology (Chichester: Wiley, 2003)

 International advisory panel for The Internet Encyclopaedia on Personal Construct Psychology (2004- present) 

Chair (2001) & Membership Secretary (2003-2006): Psychotherapy Section of British Psychological Society

Research & Scholarship

University research group memberships

Trevor is currently a member of the Institute for Research in Citizenship and Applied Human Sciences the Centre for Applied Psychological Research and the Centre for Research in the Social Sciences.

Research interests

  • Personal construct theory and methods.
  • The practice of psychological therapies.
  • The construction of sexual identities.

Publications and Other Research Outputs

2014

Burr, V., Giliberto, M. and Butt, T. (2014) ‘Construing the cultural other and the self: A Personal Construct analysis of English and Italian perceptions of national character International Journal of Intercultural Relations , 39, pp. 53-65. ISSN 0147-1767

Butt, T (2014) ‘Personal construct psychology’. In: Encyclopedia of Critical Psychology. : Springer. . ISBN 9781461455820

2013

Butt, T (2013) ‘The psychology of personal constructs: Humanism without a self [La Psicologia dei Costrutti Personali: umanesimo senza un Sè]Rivista Italiana di Costruttivismo (Italian Journal of Constructivism) , 1 (1), pp. 20-31.

Butt, T (2013) ‘Toward a Pragmatic PsychologyJournal of Constructivist Psychology , 26 (3), pp. 218-224. ISSN 1072-0537

2012

Burr, V., King, N. and Butt, T. (2012) ‘Personal construct psychology methods for qualitative researchInternational Journal of Social Research Methodology . ISSN 1364-5579

Butt, T (2012) ‘George Kelly and the Garden of EdenThe psychologist , 25 (3). ISSN 0952-8229

2011

Butt, T (2011) ‘A New Vision for Psychology: A Book Review of Being Human: Human Being. A Manifesto for a New Psychology By Rue L. CromwellJournal of Constructivist Psychology , 24 (4), pp. 355-360. ISSN 1072-0537

Burr, V., Giliberto, M. and Butt, T. (2011) ‘Walking like an Italian, speaking like an English person: Construing the cultural other and the self’. In: 19th International Congress on Personal Construct Psychology PCP2011, July 19-22, 2011, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Turley, E., King, N. and Butt, T. (2011) ‘‘It started when I barked once when I was licking his boots!’: a descriptive phenomenological study of the everyday experience of BDSMPsychology and Sexuality , 2 (2), pp. 123-136. ISSN 1941-9899

2010

Butt, T (2010) ‘The status of the individual in pragmatism and constructivism’. In: Studies in Meaning 4: Constructivist perspectives on theory, practice, and social justice. : Pace University Press. . ISBN 0-944473-98-9

2009

Butt, T. and Burr, V. (2009) ‘Making the most of methods: the future for PCP?’. In: The XVIIIth International Congress on Personal Construct Psychology, July 20-24 2009, Venice, Italy

Butt, T (2009) ‘Different readings of personal construct theory’. In: Reflections in Personal Construct Theory. : Wiley. . ISBN 9780470986547

2008

King, N., Finlay, L., Ashworth, P., Smith, J., Langdridge, D. and Butt, T. (2008) ‘“Can't Really Trust That, So What Can I Trust?”: A Polyvocal, Qualitative Analysis of the Psychology of Mistrust Qualitative Research in Psychology , 5 (2), pp. 80-102. ISSN 1478-0887

Butt, T (2008) George Kelly: the psychology of personal constructs . London, UK: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9780230008410

Butt, T (2008) ‘Kelly's legacy in personality theory: Reasons to be cheerfulPersonal construct theory and practice , 5, pp. 51-59. ISSN 1613-5091

2005

Butt, T (2005) ‘Personal construct theory, phenomenology and pragmatismHistory and Philosophy of Psychology , 7 (1), pp. 23-35. ISSN 1572-1914

Butt, T (2005) ‘Editorial Foreword: The Construction of SexualitiesJournal of Constructivist Psychology , 18 (1), pp. 1-2. ISSN 1072-0537

Langdridge, D. and Butt, T. (2005) ‘The erotic construction of power exchangeJournal of Constructivist Psychology , 18 (1), pp. 65-74. ISSN 1072-0537

Butt, T. and Parton, N. (2005) ‘Constructivist social work and personal construct theory: the case of psychological trauma British Journal of Social Work , 35 (6), pp. 793-806. ISSN 1468-263X

2004

Langdridge, D. and Butt, T. (2004) ‘The fundamental attribution error: A phenomenological critiqueBritish Journal of Social Psychology , 43 (3), pp. 357-369. ISSN 0144-6665

Langdridge, D. and Butt, T. (2004) ‘A Hermeneutic Phenomenological Investigation of the Construction of Sadomasochistic IdentitiesSexualities , 7 (1), pp. 31-53. ISSN 1363-4607

Butt, T (2004) ‘Explanation, understanding and personal constructsPersonal construct theory and practice , 1 (1), pp. 1-14. ISSN 1613-5091

Butt, T. and Burr, V. (2004) Invitation to personal construct psychology 2nd ed. . London, UK: Wiley. ISBN 978-1-86156-387-3

2003

Butt, T (2003) Understanding people . Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9781403904652

King, N., Butt, T. and Green, L. (2003) ‘Spanking and the corporal punishment of children: the sexual storyInternational Journal of Children's Rights , 11 (2), pp. 199-217. ISSN 0927-5568

Butt, T (2003) ‘The phenomenological context of personal construct psychology’. In: International handbook of personal construct psychology. : Wiley. pp. 379-386. ISBN 978-0-470-84727-5

Butt, T (2003) ‘A 'critical friend' in times of needThe psychologist , 16 (4), pp. 200-201. ISSN 0952-8229

Burr, V. and Butt, T. (2003) ‘Psychological distress and postmodern thought’. In: Ethically challenged professions: enabling innovation and diversity in psychotherapy and counselling. Ross-on-Wye: PCCS Books. pp. 75-93. ISBN 1 898059 61 6

Fry, G., Butt, T. and Bell, R. (2003) ‘Joint action and core construing’. In: Psychological constructivism and the social world. Milan: Franco Angeli. pp. 67-78. ISBN 9788846448125

Butt, T. and Langdridge, D. (2003) ‘The construction of self: the public reach into the private sphere Sociology , 37 (3), pp. 477-493. ISSN 0038-0385

2002

Green, L., Butt, T. and King, N. (2002) ‘Taking the Chaste Out of Chastisement: An Analysis of the Sexual Implications of the Corporal Punishment of ChildrenChildhood , 9 (2), pp. 205-224. ISSN 09075682

Stojnov, D. and Butt, T. (2002) ‘The relational basis of personal construct psychology’. In: Advances in Personal Construct Psychology. Connecticut, USA: Greenwood Publishing Group/Praeger. pp. 81-112. ISBN 978-0-275-97294-3

2001

Butt, T (2001) ‘Social action and personal constructs Theory and Psychology , 11 (1), pp. 75-95. ISSN 0959-3543

2000

Burr, V. and Butt, T. (2000) ‘Making a difference’. In: Ninth Biennial Conference of the North American Personal Construct Network, July 12-16 2000, New Paltz State University of New York

Butt, T (2000) ‘The construction of the erotic ’. In: Ninth Biennial Conference of the North American Personal Construct Network, July 12-16 2000, New Paltz State University of New York

Burr, V. and Butt, T. (2000) ‘Psychological Disorders: Discovered or Invented? ’. In: Ninth Biennial Conference of the North American Personal Construct Network, July 12-16 2000, New Paltz State University of New York

Butt, T (2000) ‘Pragmatism, constructivism and ethicsJournal of Constructivist Psychology , 13 (2), pp. 85-101. ISSN 1072-0537

Butt, T (2000) ‘Construct psychology and social action’. In: The person in society: challenges to a constructivist theory. Giessen, Germany: Psychosozial-Verlag. pp. 176-185. ISBN 9783898060158

Butt, T (2000) ‘The social context of therapy’. In: Challenging the boundaries: PCP perspectives for the new millenium. Farnborough, UK: EPCA Publications. . ISBN 9780953019847

1999

Burr, V. and Butt, T. (1999) ‘Psychological distress and post-modern thought’. In: Pathology and the Postmodern: mental illness as discourse and experience. London, UK: Sage. pp. 186-206. ISBN 9780761952527

Butt, T (1999) ‘The ethics of pragmatism’. In: Beyond experiment into meaning. Farnborough, UK: EPCA Press. .

Butt, T (1999) ‘Realism, constructivism and phenomenology’. In: Social constructionist psychology : a critical analysis of theory and practice. Buckingham: Open University Press. pp. 127-140. ISBN 9780335201938

1998

Butt, T (1998) ‘Sedimentation and elaborative choiceJournal of Constructivist Psychology , 11 (4), pp. 265-281. ISSN 1072-0537

Butt, T (1998) ‘Sociality, role, and embodimentJournal of Constructivist Psychology , 11 (2), pp. 105-116. ISSN 1072-0537

Butt, T. and Hearn, J. (1998) ‘The Sexualization of Corporal Punishment: The Construction of Sexual MeaningSexualities , 1 (2), pp. 203-227. ISSN 1363-4607

1997

Butt, T (1997) ‘The existentialism of George Kelly Existential Analysis , 8 (2), pp. 20-32.

Butt, T., Burr, V. and Epting, F. (1997) ‘Core construing: self discovery or self invention?’. In: Advances in Personal Construct Psychology. London, UK: Elsevier. pp. 39-62. ISBN 9780762300839

Butt, T., Bell, R. and Burr, V. (1997) ‘Fragmentation and the selfConstructivism in the Human Sciences , 2 (1), pp. 12-29. ISSN 1520-2984

Butt, T (1997) ‘The later Kelly and existential phenomenology’. In: Sharing understanding and practice. Farnborough: EPCA. pp. 40-49. ISBN 9780953019809

Burr, V. and Butt, T. (1997) ‘Interview methodology and PCP’. In: Sharing understanding and practice. Farnborough: EPCA. pp. 98-105. ISBN 9780953019809

1996

Butt, T (1996) ‘PCP: cognitive or social psychology?’. In: Empirical Constructivism in Europe. Giessen, Germany: Psychosozial-Verlag. pp. 58-67. ISBN 9783930096572

1995

Butt, T (1995) ‘Ordinal relationships between constructsJournal of Constructivist Psychology , 8 (3), pp. 227-236. ISSN 1072-0537

1992

Burr, V. and Butt, T. (1992) Invitation to personal construct psychology . London, UK: Whurr Publishers. ISBN 1870332482

1987

Butt, T. and Bannister, D. (1987) ‘Better the devil you know’. In: Key cases in psychotherapy. London, UK: Croom Helm. . ISBN 0814717861

1976

Butt, T. and Gwynne-Jones, H. (1976) ‘Untwining the double bind’. In: Case studies in behaviour therapy. London, UK: Routledge. pp. 121-149. ISBN 9780710081643

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