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Towards an Evolutionary Psychological Perspective on a Taxonomic Model of Individual Differences Correlating with the Five-Factor Model

Jan Guus Waldorp*, Marie-Anne Simons and Harry van de Wiel

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2017.01.000219

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    • Wenckebach Institute, University of Groningen, Netherlands

    Corresponding author: Jan Guus Waldorp, Wenckebach Institute, University of Groningen, University Medical Center, Groningen, Netherlands

Received: July 19, 2017;   Published: July 25, 2017

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This preview comprises a short introduction on our novel theory for an evolutionary psychological motivation-based, categorized explanation of individual differences. Based on our findings we constructed an evolutionary taxonomy of motivation (EToM) that we correlated with the traits of the five factor model (FFM). EToM is not just a useful tool for categorizing individual differences but also functions to understand explain and predict individual behavior.

Introduction| Individual Differences and Motivation| Twelve Motivational Profiles| An Example| References|