Reply to Eysenck

Paul T. Costa, Robert R. McCrae

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In this response to Eysenck's comments we argue that a contemporary review of the literature would favor the five-factor model; we attempt to explain the observed correlations between scales that measure different factors; and we reiterate our view that the systematic description of personality must precede, not follow, personality theory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)861-865
Number of pages5
JournalPersonality and Individual Differences
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1992
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)


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