Eminence rankings of personality psychologists as a reflection of the field
The eminence of scholars within a given field can reveal which conceptual work and scientific methods in the field are most prized and valued. The authors follow procedures employed in other disciplines to calculate the eminence of personality psychologists for the first time. The top 60 individuals are classified according to rank, years of productivity, and type of research. The authors found two distinct rankings of eminent individuals depending on the type of textbook surveyed and found that the ranking of eminence overlaps clinical psychology more than social psychology. These and other results are used to discuss the nature of personality psychology today.
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin
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Mayer, J. D., & Carlsmith, K. (1997). Eminence rankings of personality psychologists as a reflection of the field. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 23, 707-716.