Re: aesthetics

Chris Evans (
Mon, 18 May 1998 16:12:02 +0100

On 16 May 98, at 11:21, Malcolm C. Cross wrote:

> Dear all,
> A general enquiry about references. Is anyone aware of published or
> unpublished work relating pcp to aesthetics? I would be happy for any
> leads.

A rather different link that comes to mind (different from work with artists that
is) is Jack Adams-Webber's work on the Golden Section in relation to use of
ratings on grids. The two references I find in my reference system are:

Adams-Webber, J. (1981). Empirical developments in personal
construct theory. Personal Construct Psychology. Recent
advances in theory and practice. H. Bonarius, R. Holland and S.
Rosenberg. New York, St. Martin's Press: 47-70.

Adams-Webber, J. and D. Davidson (1979). Maximum contrast
between self and others in personal judgement: a repertory grid
study. British Journal of Psychology 70: 517-518.

but I'm sure there are more including probably better ones.....


Chris Evans, Senior Lecturer in Psychotherapy,
Locum Consultant to the
Prudence Skynner Family Therapy Clinic,
St. George's Hospital Medical School, London University