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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 ...

Cross-Situational Consistency, Variability and the Behavioral Signature
Cross-Situational Consistency, Variability and the Behavioral Signature
Marc A. Fournier D. S. Moskowitz

Questions concerning the extent and nature of cross-situational consistency in behavior have been at the heart of personality since the inception of the field. In this chapter, we review the sources of influence on cross-situational consistency and variability in behavior. In the context of this review, we use the term behavior to refer to any discernable change in the psychological state of the individual. We organize our review around the person as a source of consistency, the situation as a source of variability, and the person × situation interaction as a source of consistency in the ...

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