Re: Help with origin of Kelly "myth"

David Sims (
Fri, 24 Mar 1995 13:55:19 +0000

I have seen the original, and am trying to remember where. I don't have a
reference to it, but it was an article by Hinkle reminiscing about
conversations with George Kelly. So it was probably in an edited book, but I
can't remember which one.

Does that get us closer?

David Sims
>On the pcp oral tradition circuit I have heard it said that Dr Kelly
>(being pc - does that mean we are politically correct psychologists?)
>regretted having designed repertory grids because of the uses to which
>the technique had been put and the way in which people unfamiliar with
>his writings had led to PCT becoming associated in some peoples's minds
>with grids as the be-all and end-all.
>What is the origin of this, and if it is not a myth, has anyone the
>reference? Maureen Pope suggested we ask you-all.
>Thank you very much.
>Gwyneth Cheeseman
>Department of Community Studies
>University of Reading