How process models of personality based on revised reinforcement sensitivity theory suggest a way to organize personality structure
Walker, Ben R., Collins, Michael D., Gardiner, Elliroma, O'Connor, Peter J., & Jackson, Chris J. (2016) How process models of personality based on revised reinforcement sensitivity theory suggest a way to organize personality structure. Personality and Individual Differences, 101, pp. 524-525.
We distinguish within-person, process models of personality from the more widely researched between-person models of personality. The primary difference between these two model types is that process models provide an understanding of the dynamic processes at the individual level, whereas between-person models only advance knowledge of differences between people. We argue that revised Reinforcement Sensitivity Theory provides an excellent building block for process models of personality in which temperament is re-expressed through socio-cognitive mechanisms. We review four personality process models based on revised or original Reinforcement Sensitivity Theory and demonstrate how such process models address research questions beyond the scope of between-person models. We advocate that process models of personality improve theoretical knowledge compared to between-person personality models and deserve greater attention.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Personality, Theory, Model, Within-Person|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2016 Elsevier|
|Deposited On:||06 Oct 2016 22:53|
|Last Modified:||09 Oct 2016 21:34|
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