Psychology of Personality Working Group

Martina Hřebíčková
Martina Hřebíčková

Institute of Psychology, Czech Adacemy of Sciences

Marek Blatný
Marek Blatný
Vice Chair

Institute of Psychology, Czech Adacemy of Sciences

Working Group memebrs:

  • Anu Realo, University of Tartu, Estonia; University of Warwick, UK
  • Nazar Akrami, Uppsala University, Sweden
  • Peter Halama, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovakia
  • Ioannis Tsaousis, University of Crete, Greece

Personality science aims to provide an integrative understanding of human nature, individual differences between people, and the psychological structures and dynamics that characterise the individual as a whole. Personality psychology covers predominantly following research fields relevant to the understanding of personality.

Core topics:

  • the nature of personality (personality structure; biological, motivational, cognitive, perceptual, and affective personality processes), 
  • expressions of personality in social context (person–situation interaction; within-person variability; behaviour in everyday life; personality and interpersonal perceptions; dyadic, intragroup and intergroup processes), 
  • personality development (e.g. cultural, societal, interpersonal, genetic determinants; personality stabilisation and change across the lifespan) 
  • and the consequences of personality (e.g. social, educational, occupational, well-being and health-related outcomes).