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Human Resources Management: Personality Theories

Imagine that you have been asked to write a research-based blog post for a human resource management website. Discuss one of the major personality theories and how this theory is used to conduct assessment. What stood out to you about personality assessment practices? Reflect on current research trends that utilize this information and how the interpretation of these findings may vary across cultures and create three insightful questions based on the readings that your audience may also be wondering, and provide responses from the research you have reviewed in relation to this topic. Include at least three peer-reviewed sources in the blog post.

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When considering a person's personality, psychologists often invoke the nature versus nurture argument to determine how an individual tends to develop and behave during his or her lifespan. For this particular assignment, let us consider Bandura's social learning theory. Simply put, this theory of personality puts forth the idea that humans learn how to behave through a process of observational learning. In essence, this theory can be applied to nearly every individual, in any situation and culture. This theory works, for example, by illustrating how people from one culture can enter a totally difficult culture and begin to adapt to the behaviour of those around them. In the workplace, a person new to a company must learn the organizational environment around them before they can ever begin to truly fit in. Some accomplish this more quickly than others, and some simply never do adapt and end up not conforming to the structure of the company. Such individuals tend to not last long before they seek out others sources of employment. As such, ...

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