Personality and Individual differences among Children and Adolescents: Literature in Psychology
Background: Personality refers to the enduring characteristics and behavior that comprise a person’s unique adjustment to life, including major traits, interests, drives, values, self-concept, abilities, and emotional patterns. Literature which intertwines within such fields as history, philosophy, sociology, psychology and so on is a discipline wherein language is used as a medium of expression so as to interpret man, existence and culture, personality and individual differences which have always been studied and discussed by writers, philosophers, artists, psychologists and psychiatrists. Objective: The objective of this experimental type research is that how Literature affects the psyche of Children and adolescents leading to the development of personality and individual differences among them Method: The research had Participants from age group 7 to 18years. The participants were experimented using Observation, Interview and Questionnaire method. Results: With the above experiment it is clearly seen that children who were shown diverse perspective of Literature and Language turned out to be more responsible, caring, understanding and developed problem solving behavior, whereas those who were not given these privileges were turned out to have just the opposite kind of perspective towards life and people around them. Discussion: Literature can help children develop positive self-concepts through content and also through activities, which may follow the sharing of a book (Giorgis et al., 2009, p. 179). A child’s personality development is part of who they are and who they can become; therefore, selecting the right book for a certain child could help the child deal with a problem or situation they are dealing with at that exact moment
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Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 9, Issue 7

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