Levels of personality

William Revelle*, Joshua Wilt, David Condon

*Corresponding author for this work

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Personality may be analyzed at three levels of information processing, the reactive, routine and reflective. Corr's target article shows that Reinforcement Sensitivity Theory (RST) is an impressive model for personality at the reactive and routine levels. We argue that RST must be expanded in order to adequately capture higher level reflective processes such as long-term goal setting and would benefit from incorporating a dynamic temporal component. By doing so, RST may have the potential to reveal causal mechanisms underlying behavioural control.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)420-422
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Personality
Issue number5
StatePublished - Aug 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology


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