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Volume 5, Issue 2 (1976)

Editorial Comment

pp. 2—3

Personality assessment in its broadest sense may be traced back in western civilization to the Greek philosophers. But the history of the scientific study of personality based on controlled observational data might be said to date from the work of European psychiatrists of relatively recent years. In the United States psychologists have been directing their efforts not only toward understanding the behavior of maladjusted individuals but also toward identifying the elements that determine the individuality of human beings.

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