By Alois Angleitner, Jerry S. Wiggins
ALOIS ANGLEITNER and JERRY S. WIGGINS The character questionnaire has been with us for greater than 60 years. it's been, and nonetheless is, the preferred approach to character review and it doubtless will stay so. the tactic has been sharply criticized considering that its inception (e. g. , Allport, 1921; Watson, 1933; Ellis, 1946; Janke, 1973), and this feedback can also be prone to proceed. The long-standing indifference of try con structors to criticisms in their craft is introduced domestic by means of noting the similarities among objections raised a long time in the past and those who are provided at the present time (Gynther & eco-friendly, 1982). inside of this context, one may good ask why a ebook on character questionnaires may still look at the moment. regardless of the centrality of the character questionnaire to character as sessment, there are, to our wisdom, no contemporary books at the basic subject of character questionnaires. there are naturally books on particular instru ments (e. g. , Dahlstrom, Welsh & Dahlstrom, 1972, 1975), books on interpre tation of particular tools (e. g. , Comrey, 1980), and books on particular is sues comparable to reaction types (e. g. , Block, 1965). even if now not in particular eager about character questionnaires, Bass and Berg's (1959) target Ap proaches to character evaluate handled a couple of concerns which are cen tral to questionnaires.
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