The authors wise to thank Stephen L. Golding and Edward Diener for helpful comments on preliminary drafts of this paper, and Stephanie Smith for her assistance in data collection.
On the relationship between conceptual schemes and behaviour reports: A closer look1
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Journal of Personality
Volume 48, Issue 1, pages 54–73, March 1980
How to Cite
Lamiell, J. T., Foss, M. A. and Cavenee, P. (1980), On the relationship between conceptual schemes and behaviour reports: A closer look. Journal of Personality, 48: 54–73. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-6494.1980.tb00965.x
- Issue online: 28 APR 2006
- Version of Record online: 28 APR 2006
- Manuscript received August 8, 1978; revised April 13, 1979.
The validity of the assertion that rated and self-reported behavior is “almost entirely under the influence of preexisting conceptual schemes” is questioned. It is argued that the approach previously used to test this thesis is inadequate, and an alternative approach is described. A comparison of findings obtained using the two approaches suggests that the thesis is in need of revision: The presumed correspondence is neither as high nor as consistent as it may be thought to be. Some implications of the present findings for future research in social cognition and in personality are discussed.