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The examination of personality and individual differences is a major field of research in the modern discipline of psychology. Concerned with the ways humans develop an organised set of characteristics to shape themselves and the world around them, it is a study of how people come to be 'different' and 'similar' to others, on both an individual and a cultural level. This volume explores the scientific foundations of personality and individual differences, in chapters arranged across three thematic sections: Part 1: Theoretical Perspectives on Personality and Individual Differences Part 2: Research Strategies for Studying Personality and Individual Differences Part 3: The Measurement of Personality and Individual Differences With outstanding contributions from leading scholars across the world, this is an invaluable resource for researchers and graduate ...

Socioanalytic Theory: Basic Concepts, Supporting Evidence and Practical Implications
Socioanalytic Theory: Basic Concepts, Supporting Evidence, and Practical Implications
Robert Hogan Gerhard Blickle

Socioanalytic theory provides a perspective on human nature based on insights from: (1) Charles Darwin (1871) about human evolution; (2) Sigmund Freud (1913) about unconscious motivation; and (3) George Herbert Mead (1934) about the dynamics of social interaction. All three writers assume that, because we evolved as group living animals, we have deep, organic needs for the universal features of human culture – collective rituals, family relations, authority structures, morality, etc. When evaluating theories of personality (or anything else), the first question to ask is: ‘What question is the theory trying to answer?’ The pioneers ...

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