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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.

Behavioral Genetic Studies of Personality: An Introduction and Review of the Results of 50+ Years of Research
Behavioral genetic studies of personality: An introduction and review of the results of 50+ years of research
Introduction

One of the longest-standing debates within psychology concerns the extent to which we can identify biological factors in the prediction of individual differences in personality. Factors may include ‘acquired’ states, such as disease (e.g. Balsis et al., 2005; Lyons et al., 2004; Menza et al., 1990; Netter and Rammsayer, 1991; Ogawa, 1981), drug use (e.g. Williamson et al., 1997) or brain injury (e.g. Max et al., 2006; Rush et al., 2006), or they may involve the co-variation of biological individual difference variables such as hormone (e.g. Edwards, 2006; Popma et al., 2006; ...

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