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role of beliefs in personality and adaptive functioning

How do belief systems affect personality?

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1. How do belief systems affect personality?

Our belief system is how we view and react to the world around us. In other words, our personality is far from being simply encoded in the genes, as much of personality is flexible and dynamic (Mischel & Shoda, 1995, cited in Dweck, 2008) that changes over the life span and is shaped by life experiences and belief systems (Roberts, Walton, & Viechtbauer, 2006, cited in Dweck, 2008). For example, if a person has life experiences where she or he develops a belief in honesty, this will impact her ...

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