Personality, Pathology and Sagiv-Schwartz Mindscapes

35 Pages Posted: 26 Sep 2012 Last revised: 15 Jan 2013

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Maurice Yolles

John Moores University - Centre for the Creation of Coherent Change and Knowledge (C4K)

Gerhard Fink

IACCM International Association for Cross Cultural Competence and Management

Date Written: September 25, 2012

Abstract

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.

Keywords: agency, normative personality, living systems, traits, Sagiv-Schwartz mindscapes, pathologies, abnormal personality

Suggested Citation

Yolles, Maurice and Fink, Gerhard, Personality, Pathology and Sagiv-Schwartz Mindscapes (September 25, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2151866 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2151866

Maurice Yolles (Contact Author)

John Moores University - Centre for the Creation of Coherent Change and Knowledge (C4K) ( email )

Liverpool John Moores University
Liverpool
United Kingdom

Gerhard Fink

IACCM International Association for Cross Cultural Competence and Management ( email )

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