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Introduction

  • Alois Angleitner
  • Jerry S. Wiggins

Abstract

The personality questionnaire has been with us for more than 60 years. It has been, and still is, the most popular method of personality assessment and it no doubt will continue to be so. The method has been sharply criticized since its inception (e.g., Allport, 1921; Watson, 1933; Ellis, 1946; Janke, 1973), and this criticism is also likely to continue. The long-standing indifference of test constructors to criticisms of their craft is brought home by noting the similarities between objections raised many years ago and those that are offered today (Gynther & Green, 1982). Within this context, one might well ask why a book on personality questionnaires should appear at this time.

Keywords

Personality Assessment Response Style Personality Questionnaire Scale Construction Present Volume 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alois Angleitner
  • Jerry S. Wiggins

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