Personality assessmet: Implications of a social-cognitive theory of personality
Προσωπικότητα -- Κοινωνικές απόψεις -- Personality -- Social aspects -- Προσωπικότητα, Αξιολόγηση της -- Personality assessment --
Ελληνική Ψυχολογική Εταιρεία
This paper outlines the implications of social-cognitive theory for personality assessment. Social-cognitive theory explains personality functioning in terms ofa complex system of cognitive and affective processes that develop and function in interaction with the social environment. It also highlights self-reflective and self-regulatory processes that contribute to individual psychological development and functioning. This theoretical framework has significant implications for personality assessment. It implies that assessment should focus on underlying psychological mechanisms and their interrelations, rather than surface-level behavioral tendencies; on personal determinants of action; on the potentially unique cognitive contents that characterize the individual; and on the social contexts in which personality processes come into play.