Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Claude E. Thompson

Second Advisor

N. H. Garlough

Third Advisor

Avery Stephens


The field of personality is one of the most popular, challenging, important, and confused in present-day psychological studies.

During the psychology’s infancy, the study was neglected by the psychologists and left to the uncontrolled clinical methods of the psychiatrists and psychoanalysis. Finally, study in this field has been undertaken by psychologists possessing scientific method, but too often lacking the orientation to persons as such, which characterizes the clinically trained psychiatrists. It should, therefore, he no surprise to find chaotic conditions ruling the study of the psychology of personality.

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