Major issues in personality
Nature VS nurture
What is “human nature”?
How does personality develop?
What motivates us?
Conscious VS unconscious
Group VS individual
o Nomothetic: making rules, findings from a few individuals
o Idiographic: unique or different
o Humanists: want to understand the individual thoroughly, not interested in
drawing conclusions from one individuals and applying to another
Why these theories?
Historic role in personality theory development
Have been influential in the past
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