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Assumptions of personality difference classification

1. Traits relatively consistent over different situations (cross-situational stability)

2. Traits relatively enduring over time (temporal stability)


Situationalist critique

Consistency coefficients for various moral situations averaged .30-.40 and were evidence of relative specificity of particular moral beh - Mischel.

Social situations determined by social norms and conventions particular to that situation.


Emic & Etic

Emic: meaningful to the individual; from a person, within a culture

Etic: by the scientific observer as culturally neutral;