Repertory Grid Methods
Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
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Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology
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Neimeyer, R. A. 2010. Repertory Grid Methods. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–2.
- Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
Developed within personal construct theory, repertory grid methods represent a diverse set of techniques for studying personal and interpersonal systems of meaning. Because of their flexibility, repertory grids (or repgrids) have been used in approximately 3,500 studies of a broad variety of topics, such as children's understandings of physical science principles, consumer preferences, formal structures of self-reflection within cognitive science, and the mutual validation of belief systems between friends. However, their most consistent area of application has probably been in the clinical domain, where grids have been used to assess the properties of meaning systems of different groups of persons (e.g., those diagnosed as thought disordered or agoraphobic) and how these change over the course of treatment. With the publication of recent manuals on repgrid methods that illustrate their applications in both business and clinical settings, their use might be expected to increase in the years to come.
- personal construct theory;
- repertory grids;
- clinical assessment;
- computer administration;
- psychotherapy outcome