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perfectionism than other groups and so may be hypothesized to differ from a clinical group on personality traits.”What variables (factors) are being looked at as an influence on personality? How are these factors assessed or measured in the article?Factors being looked at in this study are positive and negative perfectionism, and the personality factors. Researchers studied athletes to see if they would score on the positive or negative end of perfectionism and also their personality. If these variables or the relationship between these variables have been studied before, what have other studies found? This shows historical significance. How does the view of personality in this articlecompare with historical views of personality? A previous study I saw in the article but it was related to neuroticism and perfectionism. The higher the scores of perfectionism, the less people would really agree with the results. What type of research design is used in the study? What instruments or measures did the researchers use to collect data?A descriptive research design was being used in this study. The researchers controlled the environment and used students from a university to participate. The athletes returned the completed questionnaires via mail, and the clinical group returned questionnaires at the clinic.Do you think the research in this article was conducted in an ethical manner? Why or why not? In relation to the article, how have ethical considerations in personality psychology research changed over the years?I believe this study was done in an ethical manner. Participants completed an information and consent form and the research was approved by the Curtin University Ethics Committee. Confidentiality has been an influencer of the ethical considerations in psychological research that has changed over the years. For example, if participants in this study wanted to keep this information between them and the researchers, the researchers cannot display their name or anything during the presentation of the results.