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Essential Readings


The roots: Kelly
  • Kelly GA (1955). The psychology of personal constructs. Vol. I, II. Norton, New York. (2nd printing: 1991, Routledge, London, New York)
    • Kelly GA (1963). A theory of personality. The psychology of personal constructs. Norton, New York (= Chapt. 1-3 of Kelly 1955). 
  • Kelly GA (1969). Clinical psychology and personality: The selected papers of George Kelly (ed B Maher). Wiley, New York.
By way of introduction
  • Butt, T., Burr, V. (2004). Invitation to personal construct psychology. Whurr, London. (2nd edition)
Introductory papers (on-line)
Comprehensive information
  • Fransella, F. (Ed). (2003). International Handbook of PCP. Chichester: Wiley.
  • Fransella, F. (Ed.) (2005). The Essential Practitioner’s Handbook of Personal Construct Psychology. Chichester: Wiley.
  • Winter, D., Reed, N. (Eds.) (2016) Wiley Handbook of Personal Construct Psychology, Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Caputi, P., Viney, L.L., Walker, B.M., Crittenden, N. (Eds.) (2012). Personal Construct Methodology. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Denicolo, P., Long,T.,  Bradley-Cole, K. (2016). Constructivist approaches and research methods.A practical guide to exploring personal meanings. London: Sage
Repertory Grid Technique
  • Fransella F, Bell, R, Bannister D (2003). A manual for repertory grid technique. 2nd ed. Chichester: Wiley.
  • Jankowicz, A D (2003) The Easy Guide to Repertory Grids. Chichester: Wiley.

  • Winter D. (1992). Personal construct theory in clinical practice. Routledge, London.
  • Winter, D., Viney, L. L. (eds.) (2005). Personal Construct Psychotherapy: Advances in Theory, Practice and Research. London: Wiley
Business & Organisation

  • Butler, R., Green, D. (1998). The child within. The exploration of personal construct theory with young people. Oxford: Butterworth & Heinemann
  • Ravenette, T. (1999). Personal Construct Theory in Educational Psychology - A Practitioner's View. London: Whurr.
  • Salmon, P. (1995). Psychology in the classroom: Reconstructing teachers and learners. London: Cassell
  • Pope, M., Denicolo, P. M. (2001). Transformative education: Personal construct approaches to practice and research. London: Whurr.
Social / cultural
  • Kalekin-Fishman, D., Walker, B. M. (eds.) (1996). The construction of group realities. Malabar, Florida: Krieger
  • Scheer, J. W. (Ed.) (2003) Crossing Broders - Going Places. Personal Constructions of Otherness. Giessen: Psychosozial-Verlag.
  • Horley, J (Ed.) (2003). Personal Construct Perspectives on Forensic Psychology. London: Brunner-Routledge.
  • Scheer, J. W., Sewell, K. W. (2006). Creative construing - Personal constructions in the arts. Giessen: Psychosozial-Verlag.

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