Personality from the standpoint of social psychology
CitationÖzakpınar, Y. (2014). Personality from the standpoint of social psychology. The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences. 5.2, 25-32.
Social psychology studies individual behavior in social situations and aims at discovering the mental processes producing the kind of behaviors observed in them. The concept of personality does not designate a special category of responses. It represents a recognizable behavioral style reflected in responses observed not only in social situations but also in all kinds of responses related to perception, learning, attending,remembering, problem-solving, and expressing emotions. In the present study, personality is envisaged as the product of the integration of four components: temperament, character, cognitive capacity, and perceived social situation. It is argued that the personality of any individual may appear to others as having changed, but in fact there is only a strategic attempt at trying to adapt to differing demands of varied situations.