On the Distinction Between Personal Standards Perfectionism and Excellencism: A Theory Elaboration and Research Agenda

@article{Gaudreau2019OnTD,
  title={On the Distinction Between Personal Standards Perfectionism and Excellencism: A Theory Elaboration and Research Agenda},
  author={P. Gaudreau},
  journal={Perspectives on Psychological Science},
  year={2019},
  volume={14},
  pages={197 - 215}
}
  • P. Gaudreau
  • Published 2019
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Perspectives on Psychological Science
  • Research on perfectionism is flourishing, but the unspecified distinction between perfectionism and the pursuit of excellence is a lingering issue that urgently needs conceptual, theoretical, and empirical attention. In this article, excellence and perfection are defined as distinct goals that form the basis of two different but related constructs. To move this idea forward, the term excellencism is introduced. Perfectionism and excellencism are defined and their similarities and differences… CONTINUE READING
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