- Are you confused by academic jargon? - Do you know your `discourse' from your `dialectic'? - Can you tell the difference between `anomie' and `alienation'? The Social Science Jargon Buster tackles the most confusing concepts in the social sciences, brea


Core definition

Behavioural, emotional, and mental characteristics of an individual that produce consistent patterns of thought, feeling and behaviour and distinguishes that person from any other.

Longer explanation

So what makes me, me and nobody else? There's no shortage of theories here. For example, some argue the centrality of traits – that is characteristics such as ...

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