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Putting ethology (back) into human personality psychology

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Uher's target paper shows clearly that the best approaches to personality in nonhuman species are grounded in the ethological tradition of careful observation of spontaneous behaviour. This commentary explores implications for human personality psychology, in which spontaneous behaviour has been neglected at the expense of self-report questionnaires. Copyright © 2008 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Nettle D

Publication type: Note

Publication status: Published

Journal: European Journal of Personality

Year: 2008

Volume: 22

Issue: 5

Pages: 464-465

Print publication date: 01/08/2008

ISSN (print): 0890-2070

ISSN (electronic): 1099-0984