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Personology

Gebbels, Maria ORCID: 0000-0001-9623-2655 (2022) Personology. In: Buhalis, Dimitrios, (ed.) Encyclopedia of Tourism Management and Marketing. Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham and Camberley, UK ; Northampton, Massachusetts, USA, pp. 1-3. ISBN 978-1800377479 ; 978-1800377486 (doi:https://doi.org/10.4337/9781800377486)

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Abstract

Personology, the knowledge and the study of a person, is a term coined by Henry A. Murray in the 1930s in personality research. It origin­ated as an approach to personality and personality assessment. He emphasized the importance of studying the whole personality in a life historical context. Therefore, it refers to an in-depth, holistic study of the person (Murray, 1981). It also means analysing how the past, present and future influence their personality. This is a more descriptive, interpretative attempt to understanding lives, rather than an experimental, quantitative examination favoured in behaviourism or trait approaches. Knowledge about a person’s whole life provides details about the internal factors that impact on their behaviour, including their actions, thoughts and social activities.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: personality research, hospitality industry, professionalism, career
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Department of Marketing, Events & Tourism
Faculty of Business > Tourism Research Centre
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Last Modified: 15 Feb 2022 13:06
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/35185

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