USING PHENOTYPOLOGY HYPOTHESES AS A PERSONALITY ASSESSMENT TOOL: THE TENTATIVE VALIDATION STUDY
Vitalii Shymko
Hryhorii Skovoroda State Pedagogical University
http://orcid.org/0000-0003-4937-6976
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Keywords

phenotype
phenotypology
facial features
bodily features
characterological traits
behavioral diagnosis
profiling
aggressiveness
impetuosity
pedantry
passivity

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Shymko, V. (2020). USING PHENOTYPOLOGY HYPOTHESES AS A PERSONALITY ASSESSMENT TOOL: THE TENTATIVE VALIDATION STUDY. PSYCHOLOGICAL JOURNAL, 6(5), 9-17. https://doi.org/10.31108/1.2020.6.5.1

Abstract

The transformational pace of modern education, healthcare, business management systems, etc., requires new approaches for prompt and reliable personality assessment. Phenotypology is one of such theories and it claims of the discovered interconnections of a person’s psychological and psychophysical characteristics on the basis of individual features of his/her phenotype. The article aim is to present some validation results for the Phenotypology hypotheses as a possible tool for personality assessment. In order to verify connections between phenotypic treats and individual behavior, we conducted the study when respondents were differentiated according to some anthropometric (facial) peculiarities and characterological features. The results were quantified and analyzed using the mathematical-statistical linear regression. The research output contains the rationale for the conclusion that there are no statistically significant correlations between some phenotypic body features and such individual psychological characteristics as aggressiveness, impetuosity, pedantry, passivity, etc. In particular, the validity of using of appropriate phenotypologic representations to predict the examined character traits was studied. The obtained results disproved the possibility to use directly the phenotypic approach for reliable characterological profiling. Though, the study outcome is tentative due to some limitations on generality. It is necessary to continue verification of the Phenotypology hypotheses with a broader experimental sample with the inclusion of various ethnic and racial groups’ representatives. However, until then, based on actual findings, the practical application of the Phenotypology statements is doubtful, at least for the purposes of character diagnosis and personality assessment.

 

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