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Research Reviews

A New Big Five: Fundamental Principles for an Integrative Science of Personality

Dan P. McAdams and Jennifer L. Pals

The Big Idea

One chronic problem with depending on research results as an aid to coaching practice is the practice of research itself.  All too often researchers are engaged in an on-going competitive practice of their own: grand theory building.  The theories themselves are generally not that complicated, but the continuous defence of them against adversaries creates a good simulation of a contact sport.  A consequence is perpetual uncertainty regarding whether there is progressive improvement in our understanding of the issue or problem...

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