417 0066-4308/9010201-0417$02.00 DIGMAN PROLOGUE William McDougall (1932), writing in the first issue of Character and Personality (which later became the Journal of Personality), discussed at length the special meanings of "character" and "personality" for the two languages in which the new journal was to be published. Toward the end of his essay, he offered an interesting conjecture: "Personality may to advantage be broadly analyzed into five distinguishable but separable factors, namely, intellect, character, temperament, disposition, and temper. ... each of these is highly complex [and] comprises many variables" (p. 15). Although "factor," as McDougall used the term, is closer to "topic" than to contemporary usage of the term, the suggestion was an uncanny anticipation of the results of half a century of work to organize the language of personality into a coherent structure. THE FIVE-FACTOR MODEL: A GRAND.UNIFIED THEORY FOR PERSONALITY? The past decade has witnessed a rapid convergence of views regarding the structure of the concepts of personality (i.e. the language of personality). It now appears quite likely that what Norman (1963) offered many years ago as an effort "toward an adequate taxonomy for personality attributes" has maÂ tured into a theoretical structure of surprising generality, with
Annual Review of Psychology – Annual Reviews
Published: Feb 1, 1990
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly
Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.
Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera