A Manual for Repertory Grid Technique by Fay Fransella

By Fay Fransella

First released in 1977, this now vintage guide has been thoroughly revised and up to date to mirror the big adjustments that experience taken position either within the acclaim for repertory grid tools and within the examine of the tools themselves.

Aimed at beginners in addition to these already familiar with grid utilization, this handbook presents an summary of George Kelly’s own build concept, which underpins repertory grid tools. The reader will layout a grid, with assistance on the way to decide on parts and methods of eliciting own constructs that could effect the implications obtained.


The moment version contains a number of examples of grids, to boot as:

  •  New chapters at the major desktop equipment of study to be had
  •  Supporting web site with grid research courses to be had to obtain
  • prolonged annotated bibliography of the various examples of grid utilization

This e-book will attract psychology scholars, practitioners and lecturers. different pros who will locate this a useful consultant contain managers, lecturers and educationalists, speech and language therapists, nurses, probation officials and psychiatrists.


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An example of a rankings grid using situations as elements is given in Chapter 3 (see pages 56–59). ELEMENTS IN A GRID Choice of Elements A vital requirement for choosing elements in a grid has already been mentioned above and is contained in the Range Corollary. Elements should be within the range of convenience of the constructs used. Constructs are the discriminations that we make between people, events or things in our lives. However, each applies only to a limited number of people, events or things.

Leitner (1985) was concerned that most users of grids were not getting down to the central values of clients. He outlined six ways of attempting to elicit these core values in interview. (1) Earliest memories – with the first being an indication of a combination of events, dreams, and then later, events that have amalgamated into the present memory, which is to be regarded ‘as if’ true. (2) Tombstone – the client is asked to say what he or she would like to have written on their tombstone that would best describe their life.

14 A MANUAL FOR REPERTORY GRID TECHNIQUE Some Sources for more Details of the Theory Bannister, D. & Fransella, F. (1985) Inquiring Man (3rd edn) (ebook). W. & Burr, V. (2004) Invitation to Personal Construct Psychology (2nd edn). London: Whurr Publishers. Dalton, P. & Dunnett, G. (1992) A Psychology for Living: Personal Construct Theory for Professionals and Clients. Chichester: John Wiley & Son. Fransella, F. (1995) George Kelly. London: Sage Publications. A. (1955/1991) The Psychology of Personal Constructs.

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