Prof. Markus Quirin
Stanford University, USA
TOWARDS A SCIENCE OF PERSONAITY DYNAMICS: EXPLAINING HUMAN BEHAVIOR IN THE 21st CENTURY
Dynamic systems approaches increasingly gathered the interest of psychologists as neuroscientific and computer-based methodologies have been progressing throughout the last two decades. Adopting such a dynamic approach to conceptualize personality, I propose an agenda of several claims modern personality research should consider to determine core personality functions as a basis to adequately explain human behavior in the 21st century. Although this approach is segregational it should finally be able to explain the aggregational emergence of static, economical personality superfactors and to increase explained variance in predicting individuals’ behavior. Some central claims refer to the consideration of intraindividual variance and motivation of behavior, brain networks functioning, as well as extended usage of experimental methodology and implicit measures. To put forward such an agenda for a „science of personality dynamics”, I present a neurobiologically informed, multi-layer self-regulation model of personality and relevant neurobehavioral research that highlight the importance of emotion regulation abilities as a personality construct that is distinct from trait anxiety.
The accompanying Invited Symposium will be organized and chaired by Dr. Agata Wytykowska, Faculty of Psychology, SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Poland