The shaping of personality: genes, environments, and chance encounters.

@article{Zuckerman2004TheSO,
  title={The shaping of personality: genes, environments, and chance encounters.},
  author={Marvin Zuckerman},
  journal={Journal of personality assessment},
  year={2004},
  volume={82 1},
  pages={11-22}
}
I started my career as a clinical psychologist with an interest in personality assessment. But a loss of faith in psychoanalytic theory, projective tests, and clinical case studies in general led to a shift in my interests to personality research. Subsequent jobs at research institutes and universities allowed me to indulge in science. I developed the trait-state concept and its application in tests for affect measurement. For 10 years I did experimental research in the field of sensory… CONTINUE READING