Contribution of cattellian personality instruments

Gregory J. Boyle, Keith Barton

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Raymond B. Cattell, PhD, DSc (London) was ranked among the top ten most highly cited psychologists of the twentieth century (along with Freud, Piaget, Eysenck, and Skinner), as indexed in the peer-reviewed psychological journal literature (Haggbloom et al., 2002: 142). Over the span of more than half a century, Cattell undertook an extensive programmatic series of empirical research studies into the taxonomy of psychological structure (across the domains of intellectual abilities, normal and abnormal personality traits, dynamic (motivation) traits, and transitory mood states). Subsequently, a wide range of functional multidimensional psychological testing instruments were constructed (see Cattell, 1986d; Cattell and Johnson, 1986; Smith, 1988) to measure the factor-analytically derived constructs. The major personality instruments constructed within ...
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe SAGE Handbook of Personality Theory and Assessment: Volume 2 - Personality Measurement and Testing
EditorsGregory J Boyle, Gerald Matthews, Donald H. Saklofske
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherSAGE Publications Ltd
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9781849200479
ISBN (Print)9781412946520
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008


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