Paradigms of Personality Assessment


From distinguished scholar and teacher Jerry S. Wiggins, this book is a uniquely integrative introduction to adult personality assessment that will engage graduate and undergraduate students alike. Part I thoroughly reviews five major assessment paradigms--psychodynamic, interpersonal, personological, multivariate, and empirical. In Part II, leading representatives of each paradigm are invited to interpret extensive test and interview data collected from a single subject. The resulting "collaborative case study" facilitates comparison of techniques, theories, and interpretations; illuminates the unique contributions of each paradigm; and suggests areas of common ground and potential integration.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Dan P. McAdams
  • Rebecca S. Behrends
  • Sidney J. Blatt
  • Aaron L. Pincus
  • Michael B. Gurtman
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 2003


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