Eysenck, Hans J. (1916–97)

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Hans Jürgen Eysenck (1916–97) was one of the most influential personality psychologists of the twentieth century. He was a champion of the scientific approach to psychology in general, and personality in particular. His approach emphasized the integration of basic psychological theory with an experimental approach to the study of individual differences. During his lifetime his work on behavior genetics, ability, dimensions of personality, and a biological basis to personality went from being disbelieved and controversial to accepted wisdom for the field.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Encyclopedia of Clinical Psychology
EditorsRobin L Cautlin, Scott O Lilienfeld
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons, Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781118625392
ISBN (Print)978-0-470-67127-6
StatePublished - 2015


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