Personality is software. Where feeling-of-meaning (and every other social experience and behavior) come from. A first draft.
This graphic illustrates the social component of human mental architecture, and seeks to integrate insights from (among others) self-verification theory, self-enhancement theory, sociometer theory, attachment theory, and motivation crowding theory.
More than other aspects of my research, this particular integration is heavily under development; and quite volatile. But I need to hit CTRL-S this week, for various reasons.
Besides explaining this thing, I need to explore self-verification theory and terror management theory, integrating any insights not already captured.
Eventually, I intend to explain how this circuit is modified by social networks; that is, its construction of political, cultural, economic, and religious contexts.