Persons, Situations, Interactions, and the Future of Personality

  • Lawrence A. Pervin


Professor Hyland addresses two issues in his paper—what the person-situation debate is about and, more significantly, where we go from here. Basic to the author’s position is the suggestion that what is in fact largely a methodological debate has been interpreted as one based on theoretical differences. I believe that this interpretation involves a somewhat artificial distinction and ignores much of the past and current history of the debate.


Social Learning Person Variable Overt Behavior Goal System General System Theory 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lawrence A. Pervin
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyRutgers UniversityNew BrunswickUSA

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