Our Desired Future for Desired Personality Psychology
The strengths and weaknesses of personality psychology are examined. Major strengths of the field include its breadth and integrative quality, and sophistication in methodology and analytic strategies. However, intellectual isolation stands as a potential threat to the vitality of personality, and a heavy reliance on single-time self-report measures places limitations on findings. The authors give an overview of the major topics published in JPSP in recent years, and highlight the international character of personality research. Our recommendations include continuing the tradition of employing rigorous methods, using multiple methods and multiple studies to replicate findings, and bridging the gap between childhood temperament and adult personality.
Personality psychology, psychology research
Personality and Social Contexts | Social Psychology
Journal of Research in Personality
DIENER, Ed, & SCOLLON, Christie N..(2002). Our Desired Future for Desired Personality Psychology. Journal of Research in Personality, 36(6), 629-637.
Available at: http://ink.library.smu.edu.sg/soss_research/931