Some methodological and training/funding perspective on the future of personality research

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This article provides some methodological and training/funding perspectives on the future of personality research. Traditional correlational approaches to personality data have been useful, but approaches that address the data in new ways (e.g., mean structure, variance structure) permit researchers to ask interesting new research questions, particularly of short- and long-term longitudinal data. Advances and issues in the measurement of personality dimensions, types, situations, and biological markers are considered. Given the shrinkage of training programs in personality, new approaches to training are proposed to take advantage of resources across universities. Finally, some potential unanticipated costs for core personality research of the increased emphasis on grant funding at many universities are considered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)640-648
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Research in Personality
Volume36
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2002

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