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Terminology: This section explains special features of the language used by the individual authors.
Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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Raymond B. Cattell on Terminology - Dictionary of Arguments

Corr II 48
Terminology/Personality Sphere/Cattell: [Cattell coined the term personality sphere] proposing to use L-data as an initial guide for undertaking an investigation into [this] sphere. The concept of the personality sphere (including both normal and abnormal personality domains) may be regarded as the cornerstone of Cattell’s scientific approach to understanding personality.
II 48
Lexical Hypothesis/Cattell: Cattell’s demonstration of the use of the words in the English language as a means to systematically analyse personality constructs, has become widely known as the lexical hypothesis (…).
II 48
Data/Cattell: (…) L-data refers to information that is collected about individuals in real Life situations, either by recording a person’s actual behaviour, or obtaining an observer’s ratings of a given individual’s behaviour. (…) Q-data provides measurements of humans’ self-assessments of their own behaviour via self-report Questionnaires. T-data is obtained from objective Tests designed to measure actual behaviour (…).
>Personality Traits/Cattell.

Gillis, John S. and Gregory J. Boyle: “Factor Analysis of Trait-Names Revisiting Cattell (1943)”, In: Philip J. Corr (Ed. 2018. Personality and Individual Differences. Revisiting the classical studies. Singapore, Washington DC, Melbourne: Sage, pp. 47-67.

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
Cattell, Raymond B.
Corr I
Philip J. Corr
Gerald Matthews
The Cambridge Handbook of Personality Psychology New York 2009

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

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