Grand theories of personality cannot be integrated
Wood, Alex M. and Joseph, Stephen (2007) Grand theories of personality cannot be integrated. American Psychologist, Volume 62 (Number 1). pp. 57-58. ISSN 0003-066XFull text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/003-066X62.1.57
Comments on the original article "A New Big Five: Fundamental Principles for an Integrative Science of Personality," by Dan P. McAdams and Jennifer L. Pals (see record 2006-03947-002). McAdams and Pals (April 2006) presented a new model to integrate the field of personality psychology. Cultural and evolutionary factors interact with an individual's basic traits, characteristic adaptations, and life narratives, which in turn are linked to roles, demands, and behaviors. The current authors welcome McAdams and Pals's (2006) model for providing a way to integrate much of the previously disparate empirical findings in personality psychology. However, the current authors also think that McAdams and Pals (2006) overstated the inclusiveness of the model, and more generally, the current authors dispute their assertion that the grand theories of personality can be integrated within a single model.
|Item Type:||Journal Item|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Psychology|
|Journal or Publication Title:||American Psychologist|
|Publisher:||American Psychological Association|
|Official Date:||January 2007|
|Number of Pages:||2|
|Page Range:||pp. 57-58|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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