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A definitive, authoritative and up-to-date resource for anyone interested in the theories, models and assessment methods used for understanding the many facets of Human personality and individual differences. Volume 2: Personality Measurement and Assessment. Covers psychometric measurement of personality.

Measurement Issues Concerning a Personality Model Spanning Temperament, Character, and Experience
Measurement issues concerning a personality model spanning temperament, character, and experience
Introduction

Personality research (i.e. the study of individual differences in affect, cognition, behavior, experience, and learning) has had a considerable impact across the whole of psychology and its applications. Nevertheless, the study of personality is split by different research foci (i.e. theories and perspectives) that traditionally appear to be incompatible with each other. This chapter aims to contrast the biological, social-cognitive and experiential foci, and propose a hybrid model of personality and learning that uniquely also places similar emphasis on theory and measurement. The scope of this review is limited to approach and avoidance pathways that span these different research foci. Discussion of the different ...

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