Personality in Sport and Exercise Psychology: Integrating a Whole Person Perspective

Review by: William A. Harper
By Tristan J. Coulter, Clifford J. Mallett, Jefferson A. Singer, Daniel F. Gucciardi

The Big Idea

The Big Idea

There is nothing easy about the study of personality.  Over the years, psychologists who do so have generated an incredible number of ways to describe and depict who or what a person is.  One of the oldest and maybe the clearest ways of looking at what personality psychologists do is this:  they study how a person is like all other persons; like some other persons; and like no other persons.  Apparently each of us is a bit of all three likes.