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Is Personality Stable

Question: What was Walter Mischel's critique of personality trait? Provide at least two arguments from his critique. Explain one example of modern research that supports his critique.

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Walter Mischel basically asserted that research had failed to reliably and consistently show that personality is constant across settings. He argued that personality traits changed depending on setting and situational cues therefore could not be reliably established as it changes according to other variables. He argued that because personality traits changed across settings and situations that there are in fact, no consistent personality traits for any given individual. That ...

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Discusses Walter Mishcel's standpoint on whether personality traits are actually stable over time.