Same processes, different outcomes

Rene Mottus, Eiko Fried

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We welcome Hopwood’s proposed “dynamical” framework for understanding how stable patterns of behaviour, thinking, feeling and motivation can come about and self-reinforce. The framework is applicable to both clinical and non-clinical ranges of personality patterns, because underlying processes are likely similar. Specifically, normal individual differences may represent more desirable ranges of equilibria between individuals’ psychological states and available (e.g., social) environments than the forms of personality that attract clinical attention. The usefulness of Big Five-like broad personality traits for the framework remains an open question.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean Journal of Personality
Issue number5
Early online date24 Oct 2018
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2018


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