Theories Of Personality And Social Psychology

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Student: Nisaa Kirtman


THEORIES OF PERSONALITY Signature assignment: Explore future directions for personality theory and research in social psychology

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Future directions for personality theory and research in social psychology

Introduction and overview of personality in social psychology Social psychology and personality psychology both came into fruition around the same time – the 1920’s and 1930’s. Needless
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The current paper will explore the history and future of personality in social psychology, and how the integration of these fields show more similarities than differences.

Personality Psychology Funder (2006) defines personality as a person’s pattern of thought, emotion, and behavior, with psychological mechanisms and underpinnings. Studying personality within the field of social psychology makes logical senses. While the study of personality psychology seeks to determine the various ways that people differ from one another, and figure out individuals from the inside out, personality within social psychology seeks to figure out individuals from the inside out in varying contexts. Personality psychologists deal with one main challenge – there are so many facets to one’s personality that it is hard to view one’s personality within one single lens. Therefore, before exploring personality within the context of social realms, it is important to view the many facets and approaches to examining personality and its variations.

Psychanalysis is perhaps one of the most individualist lenses to viewing personality, and has to do with understanding one’s hidden, unconscious, and more dark urges as the means to conceptualizing one’s personality. Further, psychoanalysis examines a more abstract look into what factors make us who we are, such as the unconscious, dreams, defense mechanisms, our egos, attachment, and sexual urges
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