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Your unique personality makes you who you are and influences everything from your relationships to the way you live. Personality is something that you might be able to describe, but do you know what the scientific study of personality entails? Personality psychology is one of the largest and most popular branches of psychology. Professionals who study personality psychology want to understand how personality develops as well as how it influences the way we think and behave. Psychologists look at how personality varies among individuals as well as how people are similar.
By Dr. Saul McLeod , updated What is this thing we call personality? Consider the following definitions, what do they have in common? Both definitions emphasize the uniqueness of the individual and consequently adopt an idiographic view. The idiographic view assumes that each person has a unique psychological structure and that some traits are possessed by only one person; and that there are times when it is impossible to compare one person with others.
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Personality psychology: foundations and findings/Stephen Porter (The University of British Columbia), Marianne. Miserandino (Arcadia University).
View larger. Download instructor resources. Alternative formats. H elps students relate current research in the field of personality psychology to their daily lives. Findings refers to the cutting edge research in each of these areas in which personality psychologists are actively engaged every day.
Personality psychology is a branch of psychology that studies personality and its variation among individuals. It is a scientific study which aims to show how people are individually different due to psychological forces. The word personality originates from the Latin persona , which means " mask ".
H elps students relate current research in the field of personality psychology to their daily lives. This book introduces students to the basic foundations and latest findings by presenting the fundamental questions, accumulated knowledge, and latest findings in genetics, neuroscience, traits, self and identity, intrapsychic aspects, regulation, motivation, and cognition, as well as the integration across these areas. Personality Psychology is an undergraduate textbook for personality psychology: the study of individual differences, for identifying ways in which people are both similar and different and for explaining how they became that way.
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