Versatile Agents and Integrative Authors - in Context

Dan P. McAdams*

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Dunlop's article demonstrates the power of considering personality in the context of social roles and from three different perspectives or standpoints - personality as dispositional traits, personal goals and life narratives. The findings he reports suggest that high levels of inter-contextual variability are good for motivated agents (goals) but bad for autobiographical authors (narratives). Still, a fully contextualized understanding of personality needs to examine differential effects and meanings of a broader range of contextual variables - from social roles and family structures to history and culture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)337-338
Number of pages2
JournalEuropean Journal of Personality
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology


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