PERSONALISTIC APPROACH

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a stance regarding history positing that imperative occurrences and achievements result primarily from the behaviors of key people. It contrasts with descriptions of historical occurrences and achievements which elicit a Zeitgeist, or spirit of the times.

PERSONALISTIC APPROACH: "The personalistic approach is sometimes referred to as the great man hypothesis."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "PERSONALISTIC APPROACH," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/personalistic-approach/ (accessed December 2, 2021).

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