Title

Our Desired Future for Desired Personality Psychology

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

12-2002

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Personality psychology, psychology research

Discipline

Personality and Social Contexts | Social Psychology

Research Areas

Psychology

Publication

Journal of Research in Personality

Volume

36

Issue

6

First Page

629

Last Page

637

ISSN

0092-6566

Identifier

10.1016/S0092-6566(02)00514-7

Publisher

Elsevier

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0092-6566(02)00514-7

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