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The examination of personality and individual differences is a major field of research in the modern discipline of psychology. Concerned with the ways humans develop an organised set of characteristics to shape themselves and the world around them, it is a study of how people come to be 'different' and 'similar' to others, on both an individual and a cultural level. This volume focuses on the multiple origins of personality and individual differences, in chapters arranged across three thematic sections: Part 1: Biological Origins of Personality and Individual Differences Part 2: Developmental Origins of Personality and Individual Differences Part 3: Environmental Origins of Personality and Individual Differences With outstanding contributions from leading scholars across the world, this is an invaluable resource for researchers and graduate ...

The Role of the Family in Personality Development
The Role of the Family in Personality Development
Ugo Pace Alessia Passanisi

Environment occupies a significant place among factors that affect the development of personality. Many researchers believe that environment shapes one's personality. On the other hand, other researchers argue that personality is pre-determined at the time of birth, which means it is hereditary. However, it appears that both environmental and hereditary factors act as important determinants of personality. The relationship between these factors is one of the most ancient and fascinating issues that humans face. The nature-versus-nurture debate is one of the most enduring in the field of psychology; to what extent are human behaviors, ideas, and feelings ...

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