George Kelly, American psychologist.

Annotated Links

An Introduction to the Personal Construct Psychology of George A. Kelly by Vincent Kenny (1984). First published in the Irish Journal of Psychotherapy, 3(1), March, 1984. Provides an extensive overview of the major concepts of Kelly's theory.

Background Brief biography, and bibliography of Kelly's works.

Centre For Personal Construct Psychology The University of Hertfordshire maintains this site related to personal construct psychology (PCP). Features background information on PCP, George Kelly, the repertory grid, courses and services, literature and library, and more.

e-Textbook From the electronic textbook created for undergraduate and graduate courses in Personality Theories by George Boeree of Shippensburg University.

Idiogrid:Developing and managing self-report data James W. Grice of Oklahoma State University developed software for his idiographic research which he is currently offering for free to instructors and researchers. From the website: Idiogrid is software for administering, managing, and analyzing different types of self-report data [e.g. attitude scales, personality questionnaires, trait profiles, values test]. It was originally designed around George Kelly's repertory grid technique but has been developed to include person-centered and questionnaire methodologies employed by researchers from a wide variety of domains (e.g., personality psychologists, self-concept researchers, clinical psychologists, market researchers, and sociologists). The site provides extensive support and resources for using the software for clinical, organizational and classroom demonstrations and assignments.

Overview and Application to Business The BRINT Institute for Business has compiled this page which includes an overview of Kelly's theory, extensive links, electronic texts, and applications for business.

Personal Construct Psychology Contains a theoretical overview, links, journals, and discussion list information.

Internet Journal: Personal Construct Theory and Practice. This Internet journal on the theory of George A. Kelly and Personal Construct Psychology includes issues from 2004 to the present. Articles are available for downloading in PDF format.

Rep Grid Technique The commercial website of Enquire Within®, a software application for deriving cognitive maps and founded on the Repertory Grid interview has an excellent overview of Kelly's theory and an in-depth discussion of the Repertory Grid technique. Of course, they are hoping you will buy their software, but you can learn a lot about the technique on this site without spending a penny.

Assignments, Exercises, and Activities

Idiogrid:Developing and managing self-report data James W. Grice of Oklahoma State University developed software for his idiographic research which he is currently offering for free to instructors and researchers. From the website: Idiogrid is software for administering, managing, and analyzing different types of self-report data [e.g. attitude scales, personality questionnaires, trait profiles, values test]. It was originally designed around George Kelly's repertory grid technique but has been developed to include person-centered and questionnaire methodologies employed by researchers from a wide variety of domains (e.g., personality psychologists, self-concept researchers, clinical psychologists, market researchers, and sociologists). The site provides extensive support and resources for using the software for clinical, organizational and classroom demonstrations and assignments.

Current Researchers and Research Team Pages

James W. Grice Personality Research Laboratory at Oklahoma State University Current project include The Dynamic Analog Scale: a Single-Item Measure of General Personality Constructs, Merging Idiographic and Nomothetic Ratings of Self and Others, Self-Discrepancies on the Big Five Personality Traits, An Algebraic Model of Self-Reflexion and the Idiogrid software program.

Electronic Texts

Kelly (no date) An on-line excerpt from the unpublished and unfinished book draft The Human Feeling by George Kelly.

Kelly (1957) Kelly, G. (1957). Hostility. Paper prepared for Kelly’s Presidential Address to the Clinical Division of the American Psychological Association.

Kelly (1964) Kelly, G. (1964) The Threat of Aggression. Paper prepared for a conference on Humanistic Psychology at Old Saybrook, Connecticut, November 27-29, 1964.

Kelly (1969) Kelly, G. A. (1969). The threat of aggression. In B. Maher (Ed.), Clinical Psychology and Personality: The Selected Papers of George Kelly (pp. 281-288). London, UK: Wiley.

Kelly (1978) The last work of George Kelly where he discusses the idea of death. Originally published as Kelly, G.A. (1978) Confusion and the Clock In Fransella, F. (Ed.) Personal Construct Psychology. New York: Academic Press.

Examples and Illustrations

Lecture Notes

Slide Presentations

Slide Presentation Lecture and lecture notes by Sandra K. Webster, Westminster College.

Tests, Measures, and Scales

Multimedia Resources


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