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A Complex Adaptive Systems Approach to the Relationship between Personality and Social Division

Reilly, Andrew; Van Rooy, Dirk; Angus, Simon


Although psychological differences appear to be a factor in political and social division, there are few process‐based accounts of the relationship between political orientation and personality. We present a complex adaptive systems model with biological differences at the micro level and sociocultural structures at the macro level, both of which exert a bidirectional influence on personality at the meso level. This provides the foundation for a process‐based model in which social...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: Systems Research and Behavioral Science
DOI: 10.1002/sres.2643


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