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TITLE
Integrating experimental and observational personality research--the contributions of Hans Eysenck.
ABSTRACT
A fundamental aspect of Hans Eysenck's research was his emphasis upon using all the tools available to the researcher to study personality. This included correlational, experimental, physiological, and genetic approaches. Fifty years after Cronbach's call for the reunification of the two disciplines of psychology (Cronbach, 1957) and 40 years after Eysenck's plea for experimental approaches to personality research (H. J. Eysenck, 1966), what is the status of the unification? Should personality researchers use experimental techniques? Do experimental techniques allow us to tease out causality, and are we communicating the advantages of combining experimental with multivariate correlational techniques? We review the progress made since Cronbach's and Eysenck's original papers and suggest that although it is still uncommon to find experimental studies of personality, psychology would benefit from the joint use of correlational and experimental approaches.
DATE PUBLISHED
2008 Dec
HISTORY
PUBSTATUS PUBSTATUSDATE
pubmed 2008/11/18 09:00
medline 2009/03/11 09:00
entrez 2008/11/18 09:00
AUTHORS
NAME COLLECTIVENAME LASTNAME FORENAME INITIALS AFFILIATION AFFILIATIONINFO
Revelle W Revelle William W Northwestern University, USA. revelle@northwestern.edu
Oehlberg K Oehlberg Katherine K
INVESTIGATORS
JOURNAL
VOLUME: 76
ISSUE: 6
TITLE: Journal of personality
ISOABBREVIATION: J Pers
YEAR: 2008
MONTH: Dec
DAY:
MEDLINEDATE:
SEASON:
CITEDMEDIUM: Internet
ISSN: 1467-6494
ISSNTYPE: Electronic
MEDLINE JOURNAL
MEDLINETA: J Pers
COUNTRY: United States
ISSNLINKING: 0022-3506
NLMUNIQUEID: 2985194R
PUBLICATION TYPE
PUBLICATIONTYPE TEXT
Journal Article
Review
COMMENTS AND CORRECTIONS
GRANTS
GENERAL NOTE
KEYWORDS
MESH HEADINGS
DESCRIPTORNAME QUALIFIERNAME
Humans
Journalism, Medical
Personality
Psychological Theory
Psychometrics
Research Design
SUPPLEMENTARY MESH
GENE SYMBOLS
CHEMICALS
OTHER ID's