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Unformatted text preview: o A tool for empirical research (e.g., occupational preference, success in relationships, well-being, etc) o Biological based-Weaknesses o Problems with factor analysis (comprehensive?) o Leave out and overlook a lot about personality (e.g., cardinal traits) o Do traits really explain behaviors? The Person-Situation Controversy-Walter Mischel: Personality and Assessment (1968) o Self-report measures of traits correlate .3 with behaviors only o Behavior in one situation correlated weakly with same behavior in another situation-Situationists’ perspective o Behaviors vary as a function of the situation Conclusions:-.3 is not so bad-Problem of aggregation accounts for weak cross-situation consistency findings-Behavior is both stable and variable across situations...
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This note was uploaded on 12/03/2009 for the course PSY 257 taught by Professor Kwan during the Spring '09 term at Princeton.
- Spring '09