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Within constructionist thought, a social construction (social construct) is a concept or practice which may appear to be natural and obvious to those who accept it, but in reality is an invention or artifact of a particular culture or society. Social constructs are generally understood to be the by-products (often unintended or unconscious) of countless human choices rather than laws resulting from divine will or nature.

Unlike Psychoanalysts who believe that human behaviour stems from within the mind, Constructivsts aver that behaviour is a product of the society and culture the individual lives in.


  • Theories of Child Development