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Personality/Individual Differences

  • In: Encyclopedia of Identity
  • Edited by: Ronald L. Jackson II & Michael A. Hogg
  • Subject:Self & Identity, Identity, Self & Identity

Personality researchers have suggested numerous theories on the structure and organization of personality. These theories are attempts at providing a framework for the study of personalitythe important ways people differ in their enduring emotional, interpersonal, attitudinal, and motivational styles. The five-factor model has developed as the most influential personality theory currently used by psychologists and other personality researchers. The study of personality, or more specifically the person, has important implications for the study of social behaviors as ...

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