Moving Personality Beyond the Person-Situation Debate The Challenge and the Opportunity of Within-Person

@inproceedings{Fleeson2004MovingPB,
  title={Moving Personality Beyond the Person-Situation Debate The Challenge and the Opportunity of Within-Person},
  author={Variability William Fleeson},
  year={2004}
}
The person-situation debate is coming to an end because both sides of the debate have turned out to be right. With respect to momentary behaviors, the situation side is right: Traits do not predict, describe, or influence behavior very strongly; the typical individual's behavior is highly variable; and a process approach is needed to explain that variability. With respect to trends (e.g., a person's typical way of acting), however, the person side of the debate is right: Traits predict and… CONTINUE READING

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