This solution provides an analysis of how we evaluate personality theory over time, and how and why historical personality theories lend themselves to understanding people and events in modern times.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 25, 2018, 4:32 am ad1c9bdddf
How do we evaluate personality theory?
Personality theory is evaluated based upon it's comprehensiveness, parsimony (or simpleness), and on it's relevance to research according to Pervin, John and Cervone (2005). A comprehensive theory of personality accounts for a number of issues related to personality and also to their significance. It should cover a broad range of issues related to personality and it should be able to make specific predictions about behavior according to Pervin et. al (2005). "An excellent theory of personality accounts for a large range of phenomena with great clarity ...
This solution provides an analysis of how we evaluate personality theory over time, and how and why historical personality theories lend themselves to understanding people and events in modern times.
Pervin, L. A., Cervone, D., & John, O. P. (2005). Personality: Theory and research (9th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
The History and Theory of Personality
Please help with these questions to incorporate them into the response. The history part of Freud and Rogers is already completed but the following questions need to be discussed:
Discuss one aspect of their theory that would be different if they were alive and working today.
Discuss the impact society and culture made on each theorist's theory.
Discuss whether the current global situation and culture would have influenced Freud and Rogers' theories.