PREVERBAL CONSTRUCT

Proposed first by U.S psychologist George A. Kelly (1905 to 1967), a preverbal construct was conceptualized before language capabilities were mastered, but can sill be utilized to express a subject's experiences as the grow older.

PREVERBAL CONSTRUCT: "Kevin had a preverbal construct that caused him to rub his eyes repeatedly when he was tired."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "PREVERBAL CONSTRUCT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/preverbal-construct/ (accessed December 8, 2019).
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