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Character and Personality: Connections between Positive Psychology and Personality Psychology

Erik E. Noftle, Sarah A. Schnitker, and Richard W. Robins

in Designing Positive Psychology: Taking Stock and Moving Forward

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195373585
eISBN:
9780199893263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373585.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Health Psychology

This chapter has three central aims. First, it examines the validity of the claim that mainstream psychology has neglected the study of positive character traits and argues that the field of ... More


CULTURE, NARRATIVE, AND THE SELF

Dan P. McAdams

in The Redemptive Self: Stories Americans Live By

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195176933
eISBN:
9780199786787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176933.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter places research and theory on the redemptive self into a larger conceptual context that links personality and culture. The redemptive self is a particular kind of life story, and life ... More


Then A Miracle Occurs: Focusing on Behavior in Social Psychological Theory and Research

Christopher R. Agnew, Donal E. Carlston, William G. Graziano, and Janice R. Kelly (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195377798
eISBN:
9780199864522
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377798.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Clinical Psychology

The inaugural Purdue Symposium on Psychological Sciences (PSPB) gathered leading thinkers in social psychology to consider theoretical and empirical issues relevant to behavior, across the field and ... More


Preference, Personality, and Emotion

Peter J. Rentfrow and Jennifer A. Mcdonald

in Handbook of Music and Emotion: Theory, Research, Applications

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199230143
eISBN:
9780191696435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230143.003.0024
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology

This chapter attempts to shed some light on the notion that music preferences and personality are related. It begins with a brief introduction to studying music preferences and to ... More


Clinical Implications of Implicit Motives

Joel Weinberger, Tanya Cotler, and Daniel Fishman

in Implicit Motives

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195335156
eISBN:
9780199776955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335156.003.0016
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Those who study implicit motives and those who study clinical psychology are often ignorant of one another’s work. Yet, they have much to offer one another. Satisfying dominant implicit motives ... More


Designing Positive Psychology: Taking Stock and Moving Forward

Kennon M. Sheldon, Todd B. Kashdan, and Michael F. Steger (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195373585
eISBN:
9780199893263
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373585.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Health Psychology

Positive psychology exploded into public consciousness ten years ago and has continued to capture attention around the world ever since. The movement promised to study positive human nature, using ... More


Processes: Algorithmic Personality: The Informatics of Psychological Traits, 1917–1937

Colin Koopman

in How We Became Our Data: A Genealogy of the Informational Person

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226626444
eISBN:
9780226626611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226626611.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The central argument of How We Became Our Data is that for the past one hundred years we have been organized by a politics of data within which control is exerted by the many formats of our ... More


A Case for Case Studies

Daniel M. Ogilvie

in Fantasies of Flight

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195157468
eISBN:
9780199894024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157468.003.0025
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter discusses the affiliation of personality psychology with social psychology. It argues that personality psychology is in danger of getting stuck with traits. Trait measurement became ... More


The Shape of a Discipline

Daniel M. Ogilvie

in Fantasies of Flight

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195157468
eISBN:
9780199894024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157468.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter discusses the use of the case study approach in the investigation into flying fantasies. One of the premises of a case study approach is that if one is to understand the inner workings ... More


Personalities in a Comparative Perspective: What Do Human Psychologists Glean from Animal Personality Studies?

Samuel D. Gosling and Pranjal H. Mehta

in Animal Personalities: Behavior, Physiology, and Evolution

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226922058
eISBN:
9780226922065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226922065.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

This chapter discusses the benefits of animal personality studies for understanding human personality. It first reviews animal personality studies across different species and then illustrates the ... More


Fantasies of Flight

Daniel M. Ogilvie

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195157468
eISBN:
9780199894024
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157468.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Fantasies of Flight invigorates the field of personality psychology by challenging the contemporary academic view that individuals are best studied as carriers of traits. The book ... More


An American Icarus Named Grope

Daniel M. Ogilvie

in Fantasies of Flight

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195157468
eISBN:
9780199894024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157468.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter describes how flying fantasies first captured the author's interest upon reading “The American Icarus” by Henry Murray, published in 1955 as a chapter in a book that contained several ... More


The Co-evolution of Culture, Psychology, and Institutions

Robert Huggins and Piers Thompson

in A Behavioural Theory of Economic Development: The Uneven Evolution of Cities and Regions

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198832348
eISBN:
9780191870989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198832348.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter empirically investigates the relationships that hold between culture, personality psychology, and institutions. The analysis recognizes that any relationships between these constructs ... More


Does the CAPS Model Improve Our Understanding of Personality and Character?

Christian B. Miller

in From Personality to Virtue: Essays on the Philosophy of Character

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198746812
eISBN:
9780191809088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746812.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Over the past forty years, Walter Mischel, Yuichi Shoda, and Jack Wright have developed a version of the social-cognitive approach to the study of personality in great detail. Their ... More


Instilling Virtue

Jonathan Webber

in From Personality to Virtue: Essays on the Philosophy of Character

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198746812
eISBN:
9780191809088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746812.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Two debates in contemporary moral psychology have so far been conducted almost entirely in isolation from each other despite their structural similarity. One concerns the importance of situationist ... More


Most Cited, Least Read?

Walter Mischel

in Most Underappreciated: 50 Prominent Social Psychologists Describe Their Most Unloved Work

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199778188
eISBN:
9780190256043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199778188.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Walter Mischel describes his most underappreciated work: Personality and Assessment. The 1968 monograph called attention to the disappointing results of global trait-based personality assessment ... More


Human Behaviour and the Development of Cities and Regions

Robert Huggins and Piers Thompson

in A Behavioural Theory of Economic Development: The Uneven Evolution of Cities and Regions

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198832348
eISBN:
9780191870989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198832348.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter argues that the roots of behavioural theories of development relate to the interplay between cultural and psychological factors, with institutions playing a moderating role between ... More


The Psychocultural Life of Cities and Regions

Robert Huggins and Piers Thompson

in A Behavioural Theory of Economic Development: The Uneven Evolution of Cities and Regions

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198832348
eISBN:
9780191870989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198832348.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter seeks to explore the role of culture in relation to economic development in a place-based context, and secondly to examine the adoption of a more holistic perspective of behaviour at the ... More


Agency, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation

Robert Huggins and Piers Thompson

in A Behavioural Theory of Economic Development: The Uneven Evolution of Cities and Regions

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198832348
eISBN:
9780191870989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198832348.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter explores whether community culture and personality traits are associated with entrepreneurial activities. It seeks to consider the importance of personality held at the individual level ... More


Introduction: Behaviour and the Development Problem

Robert Huggins and Piers Thompson

in A Behavioural Theory of Economic Development: The Uneven Evolution of Cities and Regions

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198832348
eISBN:
9780191870989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198832348.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter introduces the book and the fact that it is motivated by a belief that theories of economic development can move beyond the generally known factors and mechanisms of such development, ... More


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