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A definitive, authoritative and up-to-date resource for anyone interested in the theories, models and assessment methods used for understanding the many factes of Human personality and individual differences. Volume 1: Personality Theories and Models deals with the major theoretical models underlying personality instruments.

Processes on the Borderline Between Cognitive Abilities and Personality: Confidence and its Realism
Processes on the borderline between cognitive abilities and personality: Confidence and its realism

Some psychological processes, typically captured by individual differences methodology, are related to but conceptually different from both cognitive ability and personality traits (Messick, 1996; Stankov, 1999). Cognitive traits refer to consistent variations in behavior that accompany variations in complexity of stimulus patterns. Personality is usually defined as a collection of a person's unique emotional thought, and behavioral patterns that are captured by statements that describe the way we ‘think, feel, or act’. For Messick (1996), cognitive styles are the most important processes that lie in-between abilities and personality traits. His emphasis was on field independence versus field sensitivity and stylistic ...

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