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Study of Personality and theorists

What is personality and why is it important to study?What famous theorist comes to mind when we discuss personality?

In this solution you will learn what personality is and why it is important to study in great detail. In addition, I will show you what famous theorist(s) come to mind when dealing in the realm of personality as a study. Furthermore, I provide the location where my information comes from. You won't go wrong with this answer.

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What is personality?

Personality psychology is a branch of psychology that studies personality and individual differences. Its areas of focus include:
? Constructing a coherent picture of a person and his or her major psychological processes
? Investigating individual differences, that is, how people can differ from one another.
? Investigating human nature, that is, how all people's behavior is similar.
One emphasis in this area is to construct a coherent picture of a person and his or her major psychological processes. Another emphasis views personality as the study of individual differences, in other words, how people differ from each other. A third area of emphasis examines human nature and how all people are similar to one another. These three viewpoints merge together in the study of personality.

Personality is defined as a set of psychological traits and mechanisms within the individual that are organized and relatively enduring and that influence his ...

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One emphasis in this area is to construct a coherent picture of a person and his or her major psychological processes. Another emphasis views personality as the study of individual differences, in other words, how people differ from each other. A third area of emphasis examines human nature and how all people are similar to one another. These three viewpoints merge together in the study of personality.

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