The Past and Present of Studies on Perfectionism
Zi Fei (Department of Psychology, Peking University, Beijing, 100871)
Perfectionism, an important diagnostic standard of DSM III, is viewed as being associated with a variety of psychological problems. However, there has long been a lack of an accurate definition of perfectionism and quantitative studies. From 1980s on, in the fields of clinic psychology and gifted and creative education of Western countries, perfectionism has increasingly been regarded as a personality trait that is closely related to mental health and creativity and has multiple dimensions and aspects. The present article traces back to the origin of the studies on perfectionism, introduces the development and the present situation of this field.
【CateGory Index】： B84-09