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A Complex Adaptive Systems Approach to the Psychology of Political Change

Reilly, Andrew


Psychological differences between individuals appear to play a role in political and social division, but process-based models of the relationship between personality and political orientation are lacking. Using a complex adaptive systems model, this paper argues that micro-level biological differences and macro-level sociocultural structures exert a bi-directional influence on personality as a meso-level construct. A process-based account of the relationship is provided, suggesting that...[Show more]

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Date published: 2019-04-22
Type: Conference paper
Source: Proceedings of the 4th World Conference on Complex Systems, WCCS 2019
DOI: 10.1109/ICoCS.2019.8930768


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