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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 facets of Human personality and individual differences. Volume 2: Personality Measurement and Assessment. Covers psychometric measurement of personality.

Psychophysiological Measurement of Personality
Psychophysiological measurement of personality
Introduction

Whereas the environment is in constant flux and causes changes in an individual's behavior over time, personality is considered the constant factor that causes stability in behavior. This constancy is likely to be hard-wired in our biology, and the brain seems the obvious place for such hard-wiring. Can we measure this hard-wiring of behavior? In this chapter we review attempts to correlate personality traits to individual differences in central nervous system functioning using psychophysiological recording techniques. This relatively small literature has been motivated by two different goals. The first has emerged from concerns about the validity of paper-and-pencil personality assessment (Eisenberger et al., 2005). Virtually all major personality inventories are based on potentially flawed subjective linguistic self-report. To ...

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