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Rainer Reisenzein on Five-Factor Model - Dictionary of Arguments

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Five-Factor Model/Big Five/Psychological Theories/Reisenzein/Weber: The Five-Factor Model of personality posits five main, relatively independent, broad personality dimensions: neuroticism, extraversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, and openness to experience (see e.g., John and Srivastava 1999(1); McCrae and Costa 1999(2)). Of these traits, four (neuroticism, extraversion, agreeableness and openness) are related to emotional dispositions. This is suggested by an examination of the theoretical definitions of these factors, by content analyses of the questionnaires used to measure them (Pytlik Zillig, Hemenover and Dienstbier 2002(3)), and by their correlations to explicit measures of emotional dispositions, such as the trait form of the Positive and Negative Affect Schedule (PANAS) (a frequently used instrument for the assessment of pleasant and unpleasant affect; Watson, Clark and Tellegen 1988(4)).
See also >Personality/Allport, >Neuroticism, >Extraversion, Agreeableness, >Openness to experience, >Conscientiousness, >Introversion.

1. John, O. P. and Srivastava, S. 1999. The Big Five trait taxonomy: history, measurement, and theoretical perspectives, in L. A. Pervin and O. P. John (eds.), Handbook of personality: theory and research, 2nd edn, pp. 102–38. New York: Guilford Press
2. McCrae, R. R. and Costa, P. T., Jr 1999. A five-factor theory of personality, in L. A. Pervin and O. P. John (eds.), Handbook of personality: theory and research, 2nd edn, pp. 139–53. New York: Guilford Press
3. Pytlik Zillig, L. M., Hemenover, S. H. and Dienstbier, R. A. 2002. What do we assess when we assess a ‘Big Five’ trait?: a content analysis of the affective, behavioural, and cognitive (ABC) processes represented in Big Five personality inventories, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin 28: 847–58
4. Watson, D., Clark, L. A. and Tellegen, A. 1988. Development and validation of brief measures of positive and negative affect: the PANAS scales, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 54: 1063–70


Rainer Reisenzein & Hannelore Weber, “Personality and emotion”, in: Corr, Ph. J. & Matthews, G. (eds.) 2009. The Cambridge Handbook of Personality Psychology. New York: Cambridge University Press.


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Reisenzein, Rainer
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Philip J. Corr
Gerald Matthews
The Cambridge Handbook of Personality Psychology New York 2009

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Philip J. Corr (Ed.)
Personality and Individual Differences - Revisiting the classical studies Singapore, Washington DC, Melbourne 2018


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