Literally 'named category'. The nomothetic approach to personality agrees that personality can be categorised on the basis of those traits that we share. Hence nomothetic personality theorists such as Hans Eysenck talk about extravert, introvert, stable, and unstable (neurotic) personality types.
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[adj] - (psychology) relating to or involving the search for abstract universal principles
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Denoting the generalizations pertaining to the behaviour of groups of individuals as groups, as opposed to idiographic. ... Origin: G. Nomos, law, + thesis, a placing ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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adjective relating to or involving the search for abstract universal principles
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• (a.) Alt. of Nomothetical • (a.) Alt. of Nomothetical
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Nomothetic literally means "proposition of the law" (Greek derivation) and is used in philosophy (see also Nomothetic and idiographic), psychology, and law with differing meanings. In psychology, nomothetic measures are contrasted to ipsative or idiothetic measures, where nomothetic measures are me...
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Type: Term Pronunciation: nom′ō-thet′ik Definitions: 1. Denoting the generalizations pertaining to the behavior of groups of people as groups, as opposed to idiographic.
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