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persoc - personality and social relationships

The description of the PERSOC framework will be updated soon!

Please check out the PERSOC framework now in press in the European Journal of Personality:

Back, M. D., Baumert, A., Denissen, J. J. A., Hartung, F.-M., Penke, L., Schmukle, S. C., Schönbrodt, F. D., Schröder-Abé, M., Vollmann, M., Wagner, J., & Wrzus, C. (in press). PERSOC: A unified framework for understanding the dynamic interplay of personality and social relationships. European Journal of Personality.

Although the main aim of personality and social psychology is to understand the dynamics in how people act, feel and think in real-life situations, the study of such actual phenomena has long been neglected in empirical social and personality psychology research. Fortunately, this suboptimal situation has begun to change and a growing number of social psychologists and personality researchers call for a stronger focus on actual social phenomena.

However, for each research tradition, relationship form and social phenomena under investigation, different labels and theoretical models are applied. One goal of persoc is to develop an integrative framework that captures the complex dynamics implied in the interplay of personality and social relationships in general. This framework is based on the Social Relations Model of David Kenny (Kenny, 1994). It moreover integrates process approaches like the lens model (Brunswik, 1956), the Realistic Accuracy Model (Funder, 1999) or behavioral models of relationship satisfaction (Karney & Bradbury, 1995) that describe the processes leading from dispositions to behaviors and interpersonal perceptions.

Check out the Complexities of actual social phenomena, the basic Concepts of our framework that account for these complexities and the rich variety of Research Questions that can be analyzed using the framework.