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Sindes Dawood, Emily A. Dowgwillo, Leila Z. Wu & Aaron L. Pincus

In: The SAGE Handbook of Personality and Individual Differences: Volume I: The Science of Personality and Individual Differences

Chapter 8: Contemporary Integrative Interpersonal Theory of Personality

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Contemporary Integrative Interpersonal Theory of Personality
Contemporary Integrative Interpersonal Theory of Personality
Sindes Dawood Emily A. Dowgwillo Leila Z. Wu Aaron L. Pincus

In this chapter, we outline the major assumptions and key concepts of the contemporary integrative interpersonal theory of personality (CIIT; Pincus, 2005a; Pincus and Ansell, 2013), which provides the foundational underpinnings for interpersonal psychology more generally (Horowitz and Strack, 2011a). Many overviews of the near 70-year history of interpersonal theory and research are available (e.g., Pincus, 1994; Strack and Horowitz, 2011; Wiggins, 1996). Its origins are found in Harry Stack Sullivan's (1953a, 1953b, 1954, 1956, 1962, 1964) interpersonal theory of psychiatry, which defined ...

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