A systems framework for the field of personality

Academic Article


  • The framework employs 4 topics to organize the field: personality’s (1) identification (or definition), (2) components, (3) organization, and (4) development. Each of the 4 topics is associated, in turn, with its own subsidiary framework that outlines its more specific coverage. Extrascientific considerations as the valuation of a personality as good, bad, or indifferent are also examined. The systems framework communicates personality psychology more effectively than previous presentations of the field. Its fieldwide overview provides a unified perspective for studying, explaining, and evaluating the personality system. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
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    Publication Date

  • 1998
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    Start Page

  • 118
  • End Page

  • 144
  • Volume

  • 9
  • Issue

  • 2