Personality, Pathology and Sagiv-Schwartz Mindscapes
John Moores University - Centre for the Creation of Coherent Change and Knowledge (C4K)
IACCM International Association for Cross Cultural Competence and Management
September 25, 2012
This is a conceptual paper that initiates a new line of theory to provide a coherent framework for existing theory and programs of research in normative personality and agency theory. It does this by introducing a social agency meta-model that comes from cybernetic “living systems” theory. The agency is adaptive and has a normative personality that operates through formative traits, the function of which is control. We establish theory for the development of Sagiv-Schwartz mindscapes that can be used to anticipate agency behaviour in situational analysis. A core part of the modelling process involves understanding the role of pathologies, the density of which is suggestive of a degree of personality abnormality. As such this research creates a structural model that has the potential to distinguish between normal and abnormal personalities in the same framework.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 35
Keywords: agency, normative personality, living systems, traits, Sagiv-Schwartz mindscapes, pathologies, abnormal personalityworking papers series
Date posted: September 26, 2012 ; Last revised: January 15, 2013
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