Presidential address at the Sixth EAPP Meeting, Groningen, The Netherlands, 14 June 1992.
Reflections on the recent history and the present challenges of personality psychology†
Version of Record online: 22 FEB 2006
Copyright © 1992 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
European Journal of Personality
Volume 6, Issue 5, pages 345–358, December 1992
How to Cite
Caprara, G. V. (1992), Reflections on the recent history and the present challenges of personality psychology. Eur. J. Pers., 6: 345–358. doi: 10.1002/per.2410060503
- Issue online: 22 FEB 2006
- Version of Record online: 22 FEB 2006
- Manuscript Accepted: 6 AUG 1992
- Manuscript Received: 19 JUN 1992
The recent history of personality psychology is rapidly reviewed with the aim of indicating significant cues of the progress which has taken place and of the problems which are still pending. In this regard, a three-stage model of progress provides the arguments which introduce personality psychology into the domain of ‘complexity’. Readmission of individual differences in the investigation of basic processes, attention to marginal perturbances in between non-significant deviations, and use of circumplex models to make sense of multiple facets of phenomena are indicated as viable avenues to the complexity of personality psychology.