What does "personality" mean?

Gudmund Smith

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Abstract

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 model of personality is offered, based on process as its central ingredient.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-30
JournalNordisk Psykologi: Teori, Forskning, Praksis
Volume55
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2003

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Psychology

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