A definitive, authoritative and up-to-date resource for anyone interested in the theories, models and assessment methods used for understanding the many factes of Human personality and individual differences. Volume 1: Personality Theories and Models deals with the major theoretical models underlying personality instruments.

Simplifying the Cattellian Psychometric Model

Simplifying the Cattellian psychometric model

This chapter concerns the scientific analysis of individual differences in human psychological functioning including personality structure, undertaken by the author over a 30-year period (Boyle, 2006b). A key aspect of this programmatic work has been the taxonomic delineation of psychological constructs relating to cognitive abilities, personality traits (both normal and abnormal), dynamic (motivation) traits and transitory (emotional/mood) states within the framework of the Cattellian psychometric model (e.g. see Cattell, 1973, 1979, 1980a, 1980b, 1982a, 1983, 1984, 1986a, 1986b, 1986c, 1986d, 1986e, 1986f, 1986g, 1988a, 1988b, 1988c, 1990a, 1990b, 1990c, 1995; 1996, Cattell and Child, 1975; Cattell and Horn, 1982; Cattell and Kline, 1977; Cattell and Nesselroade, 1988; Cattell et al., 2002). This extensive body of taxonomic ...

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