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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 Peers in Personality Development
The Role of Peers in Personality Development
Julia Zimmermann Anne K. Reitz

The dynamic interplay between individuals and their social environments is considered a central determinant of personality development (Fraley and Roberts, 2005; Sameroff, 1983). Research on the role of different social relationship types for the development of personality – such as parent–child relationships or romantic relationships – is accumulating. Peer relationships, in contrast, have less often been the focus of research for personality development. This is surprising given that peers play an important role across the entire lifespan (Reitz et al., 2014). Peers are part of many social contexts for individuals: peer groups, such as groups of classmates ...

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