Simplifying the cattellian psychometric model

Gregory J. Boyle*

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This chapter concerns the scientific analysis of individual differences in human psychological functioning including personality structure, undertaken by the author over a 30-year period (Boyle, 2006b). A key aspect of this programmatic work has been the taxonomic delineation of psychological constructs relating to cognitive abilities, personality traits (both normal and abnormal), dynamic (motivation) traits and transitory (emotional/mood) states within the framework of the Cattellian psychometric model (e.g. see Cattell, 1973, 1979, 1980a, 1980b, 1982a, 1983, 1984, 1986a, 1986b, 1986c, 1986d, 1986e, 1986f, 1986g, 1988a, 1988b, 1988c, 1990a, 1990b, 1990c, 1995; 1996, Cattell and Child, 1975; Cattell and Horn, 1982; Cattell and Kline, 1977; Cattell and Nesselroade, 1988; Cattell et al., 2002). This extensive body of taxonomic ...
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe SAGE Handbook of Personality Theory and Assessment: Volume 1 - Personality Theories and Models
EditorsGregory J Boyle, Gerald Matthews, Donald H Saklosfke
PublisherSAGE Publications Ltd
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781849200462
ISBN (Print)9781412946513
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008


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