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Explorations in Personality

Henry A. Murray and Dan P. McAdams


This book sets forth a provocative agenda for the scientific study of human personality. Blending no-nonsense empiricism with the humanistic desire to understand the whole person, the book is as relevant today as it was to its many readers seventy years ago. The book sets forth a full theory of human personality, illustrated with a bevy of creative methods for personality assessment, and presenting the results of a landmark study of fifty Harvard men. The book is one of the great classics in 20th-century psychology.

Keywords: human personality, empiricism, personality assessment, 20th-century psychology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780195305067
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305067.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Henry A. Murray, author
Harvard University

Dan P. McAdams, author
Foley Center for the Study of Lives, Northwestern University