Dr Jana Uher       



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The Transdisciplinary Philosophy-of-Science Paradigm for Research on Individuals (TPS Paradigm)

At the core of my work is the development of the Transdisciplinary Philosophy-of-Science Paradigm for Research on Individuals (TPS Paradigm). The TPS Paradigm is a novel research paradigm grounded in various disciplines studying individuals, in particular psychology, biology, social sciences, metrology and the philosophy of science. Concepts, approaches and methods of these fields are systematically integrated into coherent philosophical, metatheoretical and methodological frameworks, in which they are further developed and complemented by novel ones in order to enable transdisciplinary research. 

The current focus lies on the foundations of research on individuals, research on individual-specificity ("personality") and on applications of the TPS Paradigm in various empirical projects with humans of different ages and sociocultural backgrounds as well as several nonhuman primate species. 

Research on Individuals  
Philosophical assumptions
Metatheoretical and methodological foundations
Microgenetic, ontogenetic and (possible) phylogenetic pathways of development of psychical phenomena

Research on individual-specificity - "personality"

Basic concepts and definitions
Individual-specific variants versus pertinent social beliefs
Comparative research methodologies
The role of impression formation and 'personality' attribution in human evolution

Empirical applications in humans and other species

Behavioural, cultural and evolutionary research
Individual-specific behaviours identified with observational methods
Observations versus assessments: Unravelling attribution biases
Evidence-based explorations of the psychical processes during personality assessments






















Further information: researchonindividuals.org