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Psychology in India, Volume 1 by Girishwar Misra

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Trends in Personality Research: An Overview

J. M. Jerath and Anjum Sibia

INTRODUCTION

The interest in the mechanisms underlying the consistency, variability, and uniqueness in personal dispositions among human beings has a long history. In the discipline of psychology, these concerns have become central to the various traditions of research and practice. Indeed, personality has emerged as a powerful psychological construct which supposedly offers an integral view of human functioning. With a focus on individual differences and uniqueness, the study of personality explicates the forms of variation in the personality structure, its determinants, and the modalities of change or personality dynamics. This chapter makes an effort to present an ...

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