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Basic definitions in personality psychology: challenges for conceptual integrations

Uher, Jana (2017) Basic definitions in personality psychology: challenges for conceptual integrations. European Journal of Personality, 31 (5). pp. 572-573. ISSN 0890-2070

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Identification Number: 10.1002/per.2128


Personality psychology is fragmented across heterogeneous subfields each focussing on particular aspects of individuals and from particular paradigmatic perspectives. Attempts for integration into overarching theories as that presented in the target article are therefore important. But the ideas proposed build on vague and often circular definitions of basic terms and concepts that hamper advancement and integration. My critique from philosophy-ofscience perspectives pinpoints central problems and presents alternative concepts to help overcome them. A metatheoretical definition highlights the core ideas underlying common personality concepts and opens new avenues for conceptual integration

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Additional Information: © 2017 European Association of Personality Psychology
Divisions: Psychological and Behavioural Science
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Date Deposited: 02 May 2018 10:22
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2021 02:34

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