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id·i·o·graph·ic

(id'ē-ō-graf'ik),
Pertaining to the characteristics or behavior of a particular person as a person, as opposed to nomothetic.
[idio- + G. graphō, to write]

idiographic

adjective Referring to that which is unique to oneself and one’s personal life history.

idiographic

relating to the study of individuals rather than groups. See also nomothetic.
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A manifesto on psychology as idiographic science: Bringing the person back into scientific psychology, this time forever, Measurement: Interdisciplinary Research and Perspectives, 2(4), 37-41.
Keeping the tension between idiographic and nomothetic approaches in mind, it is interesting to look at how the two parties understand the scope or reach of their respective versions of narrative theory.
The Functional Idiographic Assessment Template (FIAT) System: For use with interpersonally-based interventions including Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP) and FAP-enhanced treatments.
For the most part, racial identity researchers have not used idiographic approaches or individual-based statistical analyses to examine how racial identity
Increases in research were anticipated in various areas, including models of particular disorders and psychotherapy, particularly in relation to the therapeutic process, with the use of rigorous research designs but also a focus on idiographic research.
NOMOTHETIC VERSUS IDIOGRAPHIC APPROACHES IN CANADIAN SOCIOLOGY
An idiographic and phenomenological approach to understanding suicide, Retrieved from ProQuest Dissertations, Order number 3395013.
Resources, personal strivings, and subjective well-being: A nomothetic and idiographic approach.
Van Yperen (2006) studied idiographic goal profiles in four different AGD groups, finding that most people (85%) possess some AGD, and identifying distinct profiles for each AGD.
Interpretive phenomenologic analysis uses an idiographic commitment.
Resources, personal strivings, and subjective well-being: a homothetic and idiographic approach.
Although all contributions rely on IIT and FM, the 2011 conference was characterized by diversity: Contributions were from researchers from all over the world representing a wide diversity of nationalities; recent new procedures for identifying individual differences in integration rules and in scale values (Hofmans & Mullet, in press) have sparked renewed interest in the joint use of nomothetic and idiographic approaches by explicitly focusing on diversity while studying average patterns; and the reported applications were highly diverse most probably because the topics studied using IIT and FM keep expanding year after year.