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The shaping of personality: genes, environments, and chance encounters.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14979827     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
I started my career as a clinical psychologist with an interest in personality assessment. But a loss of faith in psychoanalytic theory, projective tests, and clinical case studies in general led to a shift in my interests to personality research. Subsequent jobs at research institutes and universities allowed me to indulge in science. I developed the trait-state concept and its application in tests for affect measurement. For 10 years I did experimental research in the field of sensory deprivation. The sensation seeking idea and tests evolved from this work but soon expanded to many other areas. Research in the biological basis of sensation seeking started with genetic and psychophysiological research, but research conducted in other laboratories also pointed to a psychopharmacological basis for the trait. Over the last several decades, I have formulated a psychobiological model for personality. I have used factor analysis and the biosocial model to develop an "alternative-five" factorial trait structure for personality.
Marvin Zuckerman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Biography; Historical Article; Journal Article; Portraits    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of personality assessment     Volume:  82     ISSN:  0022-3891     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pers Assess     Publication Date:  2004 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-04-26     Completed Date:  2004-05-17     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1260201     Medline TA:  J Pers Assess     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  11-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychology, University of Delaware, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Exploratory Behavior*
History, 20th Century
History, 21st Century
Personality / genetics,  physiology*
Psychology / history
Receptors, Dopamine D2 / genetics*
Receptors, Dopamine D4
United States
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Receptors, Dopamine D2; 137750-34-6/Receptors, Dopamine D4
Personal Name Subject
Personal Name Subject:
Marvin Zuckerman

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