Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/NPA personality theory

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NPA personality theory[edit]

From my own perusal and judgment this article meets the criteria necessary for FA status; it has already attained the honour of being a "good article" and has also met the broad criticisms required of the peer review process. Were it to become a Featured article then it would be one of very few psychology-related articles to attain said status; this article is of an in-depth, special nature and puts forth many interesting concepts. -- D-Katana 17:41, 29 June 2006 (UTC)

  • Strong object - A lot of work has gone into this article, but I see not a single inline citation or reference from a recognized, well-known peer-reviewed, medical or psychological journal. There are very few inline citations, and most of the inline citations are to the author of the concept, so the reader gets little idea whether this "theory" is well received in the broader community of its peers. I also see no criticism section. The TOC is also overwhelming. The article almost seems like a vanity entry for the Horney author. All of Horney's books are published by Norton: what kind of editorial review process did they have, or is it akin to self-publishing? What is the applicability of this theory? There is a discussion of predictive aspects, but what do medical peers say about the predictive aspects? What studies on the predictive aspects have been done? Were they controlled, and on large samples? What broad acceptance or practical application does the theory have from peers? If some of these questions are answered, and if citations and references to reputable peer-reviewed journals are added, I'll reconsider support. Sandy 23:42, 29 June 2006 (UTC)
There are no theories of personality yet accepted by peers. Also; I suggest you read Karen Horney's article - she is to this day a well regarded psychiatrist, and her work forms much of the structure of this particular theory of personality. There is also a reference to one Dr. Hobgood - a woman researching this theory with over 1,000 patients; and perhaps you would be interested by Livesley's study which concluded that narcissism was a resoundingly inherited trait of personality? Do you believe that with illustrious companions such as the "Japanese Blood Type Theory of Personality", "Spin-mediated Consciousness Theory", or the "Triangular Theory of Love" accompanying it in the psychological theories section that the NPA theory is somehow inferior? Perhaps we ought to make clearer, in the form of articles regards this field (such as one for the highly respected Livesley), that genetics as a personality trait is a serious and ongoing field? Once that is done would you change your vote? Or are all personality theory articles excluded until utterly proven? As to the self-promotion accusations, I believe these to be uncalled for. I nominated this article, as I personally was hugely impressed by its content and merit. Also, as a closing point; the Verification section could be changed to "Criticisms" in order to illustrate your points. -- D-Katana 14:18, 30 June 2006 (UTC)
If you are suggesting that the NPA personality theory is on par with the Japanese blood type theory of personality and has virtually no acceptance amongst psychologists then the article should clearly reflect that in its lead. Quoting from the lead of the "Japanese blood type theory of personality" article, "this theory is dismissed by many scientists as superstition or pseudoscience". Cedars 05:44, 3 July 2006 (UTC)
  • Strong object - For the same reasons as Sandy, there is no sense of how widely accepted this theory is and where it is being applied. There is insufficient criticism of the theory. It now also appears that the pseudoscientific nature of the subject is not properly represented. Cedars 05:16, 30 June 2006 (UTC)