Journal article

Overarching personality paradigm: A neo-Cattellian psychometric model

Gregory J Boyle

PERSONALITY AND INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

Research into a paradigm of human personality first requires the taxonomic delineation of normal and abnormal personality trait constructs, dynamic (motivation) traits, and transitory (emotional/mood) states. The Cattellian Psychometric Model is such an empirically-derived taxonomy of factor-analytically elucidated psychological constructs. Following Kline's suggestion that Cattell's model comprising 92 primary factors needed simplification, the present paper reports on a series of programmatic factor-analytic studies reducing the model down to just 30 separate factors, enabling construction of a whole suite of modern neo-Cattellian instruments. The present paper provides the point of depart..

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