Back to Cattell: Integrating intra- and inter-individual personality

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Hopwood (2018) has returned to what occupied Cattell from the 1940s: integrating intra- and inter-individual personality ‘structures’. As Hopwood observed, personality psychology still suffers the ‘divide’ Cattell bemoaned, between quantitatively/experimentally oriented empiricists and philosophical/clinical theorists. Despite types’ many limitations, Hopwood proposed a model to articulate classic ‘normal’ personality ‘types’ analogous to ‘disorders’. This will be harder because there are many ways for personality to ‘go wrong’, but one way to ‘go right’. Something that makes the difference is ‘wisdom’ about when to ‘be ourselves’ and when to accept the inevitable.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)525-624
JournalEuropean Journal of Personality
Issue number5
Early online date28 Oct 2018
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 28 Oct 2018


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