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Diverse perspectives are welcome: Reply to Martin (2017).

  • Academic Journal
  • Chandra S; James Madison College, Michigan State University.
    Leong FTL; Department of Psychology, Michigan State University.
  • The American psychologist [Am Psychol] 2017 Oct; Vol. 72 (7), pp. 699-700.
  • English
  • Martin's (2017) comment on Chandra and Leong (2016) highlighted (a) lack of definitional clarity of the concept of adaptability, (b) conceptual generality of the model, and (c) incomplete citations of the literature on adaptability. In this reply, the authors contend that lack of definitional clarity of adaptability is symptomatic of the multitude of definitions of adaptability by psychologists of diverse persuasions. Conceptual generality of the diversified portfolio model (DPM) stems from the choice of a broad definition of adaptability, which extends beyond the narrower definitions provided by scholars including Martin, as well as the capability of the model to mesh with this broad definition. Incomplete citations result from the choice to use a few well-known conceptualizations of adaptability for the purpose of exposition from among the thousands of extant studies on adaptability. The central point of Chandra and Leong (2016) is that diversification is an important antecedent and determinant of adaptability and imparts greater adaptability however defined or measured. (PsycINFO Database Record
    ((c) 2017 APA, all rights reserved).)
Additional Information
Publisher: American Psychological Association Country of Publication: United States NLM ID: 0370521 Publication Model: Print Cited Medium: Internet ISSN: 1935-990X (Electronic) Linking ISSN: 0003066X NLM ISO Abbreviation: Am Psychol Subsets: MEDLINE
Original Publication: Washington, DC : American Psychological Association
Comment on: Am Psychol. 2017 Oct;72(7):696-698. (PMID: 29016173)
Date Created: 20171011 Date Completed: 20190308 Latest Revision: 20190308