Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences

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Wiggins, Jerry S.

  • Aaron L. PincusEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-28099-8_1274-1


Jerry S. Wiggins, PhD (1931–2006), was an American personality psychologist.


This entry describes the life and major contributions of the American personality psychologist Jerry S. Wiggins (1931–2006). The development of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory content scales, his seminal text Personality and Prediction: Principles of Personality Assessment, his contributions to interpersonal theory and measurement, his contributions to the study of personality disorders, and his final integrative book on the Paradigms of Personality Assessment are highlighted.

Jerry S. Wiggins, PhD

Jerry S. Wiggins (1931–2006) was an American personality psychologist who made significant contributions to personality assessment, personality theory, and clinical psychology across five decades of research and practice. He attended college at American University in Washington, DC, and received a PhD in clinical psychology from Indiana University in 1956. He taught at...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychologyPennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Ashton Southard
    • 1
  1. 1.Oakland UniversityRochesterUSA