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Identification problems in personality psychology
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, The Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI).
2011 (English)In: Personality and Individual Differences, ISSN 0191-8869, E-ISSN 1873-3549, Vol. 51, no 3, 315-320 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper discusses and illustrates identification problems in personality psychology. The measures usedby psychologists to infer traits are based on behaviors, broadly defined. These behaviors are producedfrom multiple traits interacting with incentives in situations. In general, measures are determined bythese multiple traits and do not identify any particular trait unless incentives and other traits are controlledfor. Using two data sets, we show, that substantial portions of the variance in achievement testscores and grades, which are often used as measures of cognition, are explained by personality variables. 

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2011. Vol. 51, no 3, 315-320 p.
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Identification problem, Personality, Psychology, Achievement test, Grades
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-59024DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2011.03.029ISI: 000292675400018OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-59024DiVA: diva2:424720
Available from: 2011-06-20 Created: 2011-06-20 Last updated: 2017-12-11Bibliographically approved

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