Personality Psychology Podcast

#10 The past, present, and controversies of personality trait psychology with Jeff McCrae

October 25, 2021

René Mõttus spoke with one of the most influential personality psychologists in recent decades, Robert "Jeff" McCrae. They discussed the history and achievements of personality trait psychology and some of the key questions still awaiting an answer. They also spoke about an early "conspiracy" among the Big Five enthusiasts to promote the trait model and the most controversial aspect of the Five-Factor Theory lack of direct influences of life experiences on personality traits.

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