Dictionary of Arguments

Screenshot Tabelle Begriffe

 
Author Item Summary Meta data
Corr I 29 (XXIX)
Causal force/Causation/Psychology/Personality Traits/Allport: Allport (1937)(1) saw personality traits as possessing causal force. Traits correspond to ‘generalized neuropsychic structures’ that modulate the individual’s understanding of stimuli and choice of adaptive behaviours. Thus, traits represent more than some running average of behaviour. Cf. the philosophical discussion on causal forces and causality: >Causal forces/Philosophy, >Causal Explanation/Philosophy.


1. Allport, G. W. 1937. Personality: a psychological interpretation. New York: Holt


_____________
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.
The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
Allport, Gordon W.
Corr I
Philip J. Corr
Gerald Matthews
The Cambridge Handbook of Personality Psychology New York 2009


Send Link
> Counter arguments against Allport
> Counter arguments in relation to Causal Explanation

Authors A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   Z  


Concepts A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   Z  



Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2019-02-17
Legal Notice   Contact   Data protection declaration