Hereditary Factors in Normal Personality Traits (as Measured by Inventories)

  • Steven G. Vandenberg


In 1960 Gottschaldt [21] reviewed the evidence on hereditary factors in personality in Volume 4 of a ten-volume German handbook on psychology. He described his report as less a presentation of established findings than a critical listing of problems and research hypotheses. He touched on the difficulty of generalizing from separate studies because of the great variety of personality theories used in the various studies.


Harm Avoidance Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory Hereditary Factor Psychosomatic Complaint Hereditary Component 
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