The Trait-based Approach

  • David Fontana


The trait-based approach to personality is sometimes referred to as the descriptive approach because it is concerned to say what personality is like, rather than speculating on its underlying psychological mechanisms as is the case with psychoanalytical and humanistic approaches.


Cognitive Dissonance Vocational Guidance Trait Approach Authoritarian Personality Eysenck Personality Inventory 
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© David Fontana 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • David Fontana
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  1. 1.Cardiff UniversityUK
  2. 2.Liverpool John Moores UniversityUK

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