- Let all flowers bloom: There is no need for complete integration of different approaches to personality
- European Journal of Personality
- Volume | Issue number
- 31 | 5
- Pages (from-to)
- Document type
- Comment/Letter to the editor
- Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG)
- Psychology Research Institute (PsyRes)
Baumert and colleagues provide a rich overview of attempts at partial integration of
personality processes, structure and development. However, we do not agree that complete integration is necessary for real progress in personality science. We argue that the paper does not completely avoid the circularity which it aims to resolve and submit that substantive personality theories are indispensable to this aim. Hence, the field is best served by the existence of multiple partially integrative theories and we describe interpersonal theory as a particularly good example of such a theory.
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- Commentary to A. Baumert, M. Schmitt, M. Perugini, W. Johnson, G. Blum, P. Borkenau, G. Costantini, J.J.A. Denissen, W. Fleeson, B. Grafton, E. Jayawickreme, E. Kurzius, C. MacLeod, L.C. Miller, S.J. Read, B. Roberts, M.D. Robinson, D. Wood, C. Wrzus (2017) Integrating Personality Structure, Personality Process, and Personality Development. In: European Journal of Personality, Vol. 31, iss. 5, October 2017, pp. 503–528; Part of special issue: "European Personality Reviews"
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