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Unformatted text preview: Question: do personality scales measure what they are supposed to measure? Carlson punished personality psychologists for ignoring the grand theories. Mischels critique launched a protracted debate in the field of personality psychology. Example: * The Big Five model. Beginning of the persuasive doubt concerning the legitimacy and worth of personality studies. By mid-80s it evolved into a broad sense of renewal and revitalization. Trait models regained status and influenced psychology. The Big Five factor model for personality traits emerged. Integrative personality theory and renewed commitment to studying whole persons in full biographical complexity....
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- Spring '11