Personality Research, Methods, and Theory: A Festschrift by Patrick E. Shrout,Susan T. Fiske

By Patrick E. Shrout,Susan T. Fiske

Donald W. Fiske's specialist existence and collaborations are themselves a textbook within the improvement of the sector of character. From the field's early origins in team of workers choice, score accuracy, and psychotherapy results, to its present prestige of theoretical and methodological adulthood -- whole with mid-life crises -- the sector has been essentially replaced through Fiske's paintings, and the adjustments have inspired generations of scholars.

This festschrift is a party of Fiske's impression, yet now not in basic terms of his effect at the heritage of character examine. in its place, the amount makes a speciality of ongoing debates and matters which have been framed or inspired via Fiske's paintings. The festschrift's 3 sections are equipped round 3 issues in Fiske's writings -- issues that still correspond to 3 sessions in his career.

This quantity examines present pondering what could be recognized approximately character, how constructs appropriate to character psychology are most sensible measured, and the way to method particular study difficulties in character and comparable fields. The individuals create an eminent cross-section of the improvement and present prestige of character tools. as well as Fiske's eminent contemporaries, the members to this quantity contain Fiske's former scholars, collaborators, and his little ones, either one of whom are behavioral scientists. The accomplishments of his scholars, colleagues, and youngsters testifies to the diversity of psychologists who've benefited from his scholarly and useful wisdom.

This assortment is a useful textbook for a sophisticated graduate path in addition to attractive as a scholarly source. a number of the participants are renown mental leaders who've made on hand their most up-to-date unique strategies. The booklet concludes with an essay through Fiske delivering his point of view at the relevant issues: behavioral and social technological know-how metatheory, tools, and strategies.

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