Corallaries – Experience, Organization, Individuality, Sociality, Range (Range of Convenience), Modulation, Fragmentation, Construction,
Dichotomy, Choice, Communality.
When we confront inexplicable events (outside range of convenience) which our construct system does not seem to be prepared, we expe
perception that one is no longer living according to an especially valued aspect of one’s personal-construct system
Role Construct Repertory Test (Rep Test) - Personality assessment designed by Kelly to explore personal constructs in ppl’s lives.
Role title list compare and contrast usage of same construct is concluded to be a valuable construct of your life
Procedures have been developed for quantifying results from Rep test. One line of research examined individual differences in
Cognitive Complexity and another line of research examined Construct Similarity among friends.
•Cognitive Complexity – When use many different kinds of constructs, said to manifest higher lvls of cognitive complexity (vice
•Construct Similarity – Ppl who have similar construct systems tend to become close friends and remain friends for longer
periods of time
Construct similarity > Trait similarity in predicting friendship formation (Sharing meanings may be more important
than doing the same thing)
Cognitive Styles & Personality
Kelly’s individuality corollary stressed that ppl differ from one another in the manner in which they construe events, this idea has been
recognized for centuries.
Cognitive Style – Ppl’s characteristic way and typically preferred modes of processing information
a person’s characteristic way /manner of processing information. NOT the same as Cognitive abilities (how well a person performs on a
Cognitive style is partly captured in the Big 5 trait taxonomy via cluster O – Openness to Experience