DOI: 10.17265/2159-5542/2013.07.001
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Piotr K. Oleś, Małgorzata Sobol-Kwapińska

Abstract: The paper aims at introducing a new approach to individual differences. Personality is recognized here as the system built on tensions between three levels, namely traits, characteristic adaptations, and self-concept as well as tensions between the person and environment; another source of tensions is cognitive versus emotional processes.Personality development is possible during life span on the levels of characteristic adaptations and self-concepts, however, minor changes are possible also on the level of t…

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