repertory grid test

repertory grid test

an idiographic psychological test developed by American psychologist George Kelly (1905-1966) derived from his personal construct theory that elicits the ways in which an individual views their world by presenting them with a number of sets of three familiar elements (for example, people that they know) and asking them to identify in what way any two are similar to each other but different from the third. In this way a series of bipolar constructs are elicited (e.g. friendly versus unfriendly) that are said to describe how the person construes their world.