Constructivism in Psychology: Definition, Theories & Approaches


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Which of the following BEST defines constructivism in psychology?

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1. What was George Kelly's constructivist approach to therapy eventually called?

2. Which of the following BEST defines Jean Piaget's principle of constructivism?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will assess what you know about constructivism in psychology. Some of the things you'll be quizzed on include George Kelley's constructivist approach to therapy and Piaget's principle of constructivism.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • Definition of constructivism in psychology
  • Term for Kelley's constructivist approach to therapy
  • Definition of Piaget's principle of constructivism
  • Other forms of therapy that constructivism includes
  • Kelley's methods with clients that eventually led to his constructivist therapy procedure

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on human growth and development
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the therapeutic process in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding theories of constructivism
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Kelley's approach to therapy and use of constructivism

Additional Learning

To learn more about this approach to therapy, review the corresponding lesson titled Constructivism in Psychology: Definition, Theories & Approaches. The lesson meets these objectives:

  • Define constructivism
  • Discuss Piaget's contribution to constructivist theory
  • Learn about Kelley's fixed-role therapy
  • Discuss narrative therapy
  • Review an example of constructivist therapy