Personality: two ways of thinking about it. Hans Eysenck Lecture

Davies, Martin F.. 2004. Personality: two ways of thinking about it. Hans Eysenck Lecture. The Psychologist, 17(11), pp. 638-641. ISSN 0952-8299 [Article]

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In his Hans Eysenck Lecture, Martin Davies describes how he has continued to integrate the correlational and experimental in the study of personality and cognition.

Introduction: HANS Eysenck was one of the first people to combine what Cronbach (1957) called the two disciplines of scientific psychology – the correlational and the experimental. In this article I’ll describe my own correlational and experimental research into the role of confirmatory processing in personality questionnaire responding, and how cognitive styles such as dogmatism influence confirmatory processing. I aim to show why I believe Eysenck was right – the two disciplines need to be unified before psychology becomes a truly scientific paradigm.

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Article

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Contents of this journal are made freely available by the British Psychological Society.

Keywords:

personality; cognition; methods

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Psychology

Dates:

DateEvent
November 2004Published

Item ID:

37

Date Deposited:

11 Aug 2008 11:28

Last Modified:

29 Apr 2020 15:28

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

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http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/37

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