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Personality, Values, Culture : An Evolutionary Approach.

Author: Ronald Fischer
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2017.
Series: Culture and psychology.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Fischer uses evolutionary psychology to explain why people's personality and values are both similar and different across cultures worldwide.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Fischer, Ronald
Personality, Values, Culture : An Evolutionary Approach
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press,c2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald Fischer
ISBN: 9781108548090 1108548091 9781316091944 1316091945
OCLC Number: 1022783424
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
Description: 1 online resource (282 p.)
Contents: 1. Introduction: the quest to understand the person; 2. Everything is change: a primer to evolution; 3. The big five personality traits and human values; 4. Examining the common structure of traits and values; 5. Explaining personality structures: the relative importance of genetic; 6. Searching for the underlying mechanisms in the brain and the situation and cultural differences in values and traits; 7. Is the personality world two-dimensional? The (in)stability of the trait-value structure across cultures; 8. Understanding structural variation: resources, threats and the power of the situation; 9. Values and traits as adaptive strategies; 10. Traits and values across the lifespan; 11. Evolutionary genetics of personality; 12. Why should we care about personality, culture and evolution?
Series Title: Culture and psychology.


Using evolutionary psychology, Fischer develops a holistic model of personality that includes both what we do (our personality traits) and what motivates us (our values). This model is used to  Read more...


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'Personality traits and value orientations have been studied in separation. Ronald Fischer overcomes this separation and demonstrates convincingly how much these two strands of scholarship can learn Read more...

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