Scalability Re-examined

  • Kevin Lanning
Part of the Recent Research in Psychology book series (PSYCHOLOGY)


This book began with a restatement of the obvious: Trait words, used properly, can map on to personality structures, and so can explain behavior. In this chapter, I will review the empirical studies of Chapters 4 – 7 and reexamine my theoretical position in light of these findings. This leads to the description of an additional empirical study, in which I investigate the utility of measuring scalability in the domain of authoritarianism. I conclude by briefly considering the context of scalability in the discipline of personality psychology, and, moreover, by evaluating the tension between quantitative and idiographic approaches to the psychology of personality.


Moderator Effect Personality Measurement Interpersonal Behavior Target Measure Personality Structure 
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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kevin Lanning
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyOregon State UniversityCorvallisUSA

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