Personality And Payoff

Document Type

Book Review

Publication Date


Published In

Contemporary Psychology


Reviews the book, Interaction Concepts of Personality by Robert C. Carson (see record 1969-15766-000). Carson's theory is derivative. It combines the essential features of two submodels, one concerned with interaction devoid of personality differences, and the other with personality in a social vacuum. The combination of the models clearly demonstrates that while the person person may have certain preferred behaviors, his rewards for these behaviors is vitally dependent on the actions of others. In spite of the advance over tradition represented in this work, it is doubtful that it will stem the tide of traditional assumptions. Not only must it contend with the forces discussed earlier, but Carson weakens his case with his own hand.

This document is currently not available here.