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Personality [electronic resource] : a systematic theoretical and factual study.

By: Cattell, Raymond B. (Raymond Bernard), 1905-.
Series: McGraw-Hill publications in psychology. Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, 1950Edition: 1st ed.Description: xii, 689 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.Subject(s): Personality | PersonalityAdditional physical formats: No titleOnline resources: Fulltext available via EBSCOhost - Shibboleth login required Also issued in print.Summary: "This book aims to treat personality study by the same scientific standards as are maintained in experimental psychology and to integrate it with research and systematic psychological concepts. It caters to the student who intends to graduate in psychology or even to follow psychology as a profession. Although the emphasis is on precise methodology and critical evaluation of concepts, data and theories varying widely in soundness of scientific foundation must also be discussed if one is not to neglect important aspects of personality. This range extends from the excessive elaborations of psychoanalysis through the unchecked observations of cultural anthropology and clinical "experience" to the arbitrary measurements of sociology and physical anthropology and so to the firmer ground of truly controlled experiment or refined statistical analysis. Since the level at which courses in personality are given varies in different situations, some art has been used in an attempt to write for two levels of understanding. For shorter or less advanced courses the professor can omit certain sections in all but the first three chapters without upsetting sequential dependence; and indeed it may be advisable to omit whole chapters, such as those on psychosomatics or abnormal psychology, for a first course. The graduate student, on the other hand, can study all that is presented and penetrate as far as he wishes into the problems and reading given at the end of each chapter"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2005 APA, all rights reserved)
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Includes index.

Includes bibliographies.

"This book aims to treat personality study by the same scientific standards as are maintained in experimental psychology and to integrate it with research and systematic psychological concepts. It caters to the student who intends to graduate in psychology or even to follow psychology as a profession. Although the emphasis is on precise methodology and critical evaluation of concepts, data and theories varying widely in soundness of scientific foundation must also be discussed if one is not to neglect important aspects of personality. This range extends from the excessive elaborations of psychoanalysis through the unchecked observations of cultural anthropology and clinical "experience" to the arbitrary measurements of sociology and physical anthropology and so to the firmer ground of truly controlled experiment or refined statistical analysis. Since the level at which courses in personality are given varies in different situations, some art has been used in an attempt to write for two levels of understanding. For shorter or less advanced courses the professor can omit certain sections in all but the first three chapters without upsetting sequential dependence; and indeed it may be advisable to omit whole chapters, such as those on psychosomatics or abnormal psychology, for a first course. The graduate student, on the other hand, can study all that is presented and penetrate as far as he wishes into the problems and reading given at the end of each chapter"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2005 APA, all rights reserved)

Also issued in print.

Electronic reproduction. Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association, 2005. Available via World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreement. s2005 dcunns.

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