Personality

Kerry L. Jang, Shinji Yamagata

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Abstract

Gordon Allport (1937) has penned some of the most influential lines in the history of personality research. He defined personality as the dynamic organization within the individual of those psychophysical systems that determine his unique [sic] adjustments to this environment (p. 48) and that personality is something and personality does something (p. 48). Together, these lines neatly summarize the primary mission of personality research: (1) the characterization of enduring qualities that give rise to regularities and consistencies in behaviour and the organization of these qualities and (2) how they achieve coherent functioning to actively adapt to the social environment (Livesley & Jang, 2005). As a result, much of mainstream personality research has been directed towards determining the number of basic traits, their organization, how they can be measured reliably, and the relationship between normal personality function and personality disorder.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Behavior Genetics
PublisherSpringer New York
Pages223-237
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9780387767277
ISBN (Print)9780387767260
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2009

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Jang, K. L., & Yamagata, S. (2009). Personality. In Handbook of Behavior Genetics (pp. 223-237). Springer New York. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-76727-7_16

Personality. / Jang, Kerry L.; Yamagata, Shinji.

Handbook of Behavior Genetics. Springer New York, 2009. p. 223-237.

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Jang, KL & Yamagata, S 2009, Personality. in Handbook of Behavior Genetics. Springer New York, pp. 223-237. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-76727-7_16
Jang KL, Yamagata S. Personality. In Handbook of Behavior Genetics. Springer New York. 2009. p. 223-237 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-76727-7_16
Jang, Kerry L. ; Yamagata, Shinji. / Personality. Handbook of Behavior Genetics. Springer New York, 2009. pp. 223-237
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