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Personality: Individual versus Situation Debate

  • By: Nicholas J. S. Christenfeld
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Mind
  • Edited by: Harold Pashler
  • Subject:Linguistics (general), Cognitive Psychology (general)

The division of responsibility for a given behavior between the individual and the situation is central to much work and debate in psychology. This distinction is the foundation of attribution theory, underlies the division of personality from social psychology, and bears ...