In search of explanations : a rejoinder to Borkenau

  • The main points raised by Borkenau against our challenge of the 'intuitive psychometrics' view of personality judgements are discussed, in particular his example of the link between school grades and intelligence. It is argued that the semantic similarity interpretation advanced in our paper is more adequate and more parsimonious than explanations in terms of psychometric reasoning.

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Author:Barbara Krahé, Gün R. Semin
Series (Serial Number):Postprints der Universität Potsdam : Humanwissenschaftliche Reihe (paper 071)
Document Type:Postprint
Year of Completion:1989
Publishing Institution:Universität Potsdam
Release Date:2009/08/12
Source:European Journal of Personality, 3 (1989) 1, S. 15-18, DOI 10.1002/per.2410030103
Organizational units:Humanwissenschaftliche Fakultät / Institut für Psychologie
Dewey Decimal Classification:1 Philosophie und Psychologie / 15 Psychologie / 150 Psychologie
Licence (German):License LogoKeine Nutzungslizenz vergeben - es gilt das deutsche Urheberrecht
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European Journral of Personality. - 3 (1989) Issue 1, p. 15-18
DOI 10.1002/per.2410030103