Vad menas med personlighet?

Gudmund Smith

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The concept of personality is scrutinized as used both in common parlance and in more sophisticated frames of reference. Current multidimensional models are criticized for their reliance on self-descriptive questionnaires and for their lack of a hierarchical dimension, differentiating more or less decisive determinants of behavior. A possible psychoanalytic model is viewed with more benevolence but rejected in the end because of associationistic remnants still dominating its meta-theory. Instead a superordinate morel of personality is offered, based on process as its central ingredient.
Original languageSwedish
Pages (from-to)23-30
JournalNordisk Psykologi: Teori, Forskning, Praksis
Publication statusPublished - 2003

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  • Psychology

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