A psychobiological model of temperament and character.

  title={A psychobiological model of temperament and character.},
  author={Claude Robert Cloninger and Dragan M. Svrakic and Thomas R. Przybeck},
  journal={Archives of general psychiatry},
  volume={50 12},
In this study, we describe a psychobiological model of the structure and development of personality that accounts for dimensions of both temperament and character. Previous research has confirmed four dimensions of temperament: novelty seeking, harm avoidance, reward dependence, and persistence, which are independently heritable, manifest early in life, and involve preconceptual biases in perceptual memory and habit formation. For the first time, we describe three dimensions of character that… CONTINUE READING
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