Explorations in Personality

Henry A. Murray*, Dan P. McAdams

*Corresponding author for this work

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This book sets forth a provocative agenda for the scientific study of human personality. Blending no-nonsense empiricism with the humanistic desire to understand the whole person, the book is as relevant today as it was to its many readers seventy years ago. The book sets forth a full theory of human personality, illustrated with a bevy of creative methods for personality assessment, and presenting the results of a landmark study of fifty Harvard men. The book is one of the great classics in 20th-century psychology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages810
ISBN (Electronic)9780199894253
ISBN (Print)9780195305067
StatePublished - Apr 1 2010


  • 20th-century psychology
  • Empiricism
  • Human personality
  • Personality assessment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)


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