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Megatrends in Personality Assessment: Toward a Human Science Professional Psychology

WithRichard H. Dana

Societal megatrends have assessment counterparts — superempiricism, biopsychosocial perspective, person-centering, population-specificity, self-assessment — which are used to examine the contemporary status of professional psychology. A human science approach to research, training, and practice can exemplify a profession that acknowledges these megatrends. The nurture of competent professional psychologists requires a reinvestment in Boulder Model ideology, a human science that is shared with consumers on the basis of values which communicate caring and understanding.