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ERIC Number: ED012530
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
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VARIABLES IN PERSONALITY THEORY AND PERSONALITY TESTING, AN INTERPRETATION.
ALLEN, ROBERT M.
DESIGNED TO GIVE THE READER SOME OF THE DIFFICULTIES OF INTEGRATING PERSONALITY VARIABLES, THEORY, AND TESTING, THIS BOOK DISCUSSES THE DUAL ORIENTATION OF PSYCHOLOGY AS A SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINE AND AS AN APPLIED SKILL. EXAMPLES OF BOTH NOMOTHETIC AND IDIOGRAPHIC THEORIES OF PERSONALITY ARE CONSIDERED. THE HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT AND DEBATE SURROUNDING TYPE-TRAIT THEORIES IS DOCUMENTED AND EVALUATED. PSYCHOLOGICAL AND NONPSYCHOLOGICAL DEFINITIONS OF PERSONALITY ARE REVIEWED. PARTICULAR TRAIT AND TYPE THEORIES ARE CLASSIFIED AND THEIR APPLICATION CONSIDERED. THE HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE USE OF FACTOR ANALYSIS AND ITS LIMITATIONS ARE REVIEWED. IDIOGRAPHIC THEORIES ARE HISTORICALLY TRACED AND THEIR RELATION TO BEHAVIORAL ANALYSIS AND CHANGE WEIGHED. IN A DISCUSSION OF THE PRINCIPLES AND CONCEPTS OF PERCEPTION AND MOTIVATION IN HUMAN BEHAVIOR, EXPERIMENTS ARE CITED AND APPLICATION TO PERSONALITY ASSESSMENT IS MADE. A 106-ITEM REFERENCE LIST IS INCLUDED. THIS DOCUMENT IS AVAILABLE FROM CHARLES C THOMAS, 301-327 EAST LAWRENCE AVENUE, SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS 62703, 105 PAGES, FOR $5.50. (CF)
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