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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 ...

Transactions of Personality and the Social Environment During Development
Transactions of Personality and the Social Environment during Development
Odilia M. Laceulle Marcel A. G. van Aken

Personality is conceptualized as relatively enduring patterns of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that distinguish individuals from one another. Personality is often broken into components and operationalized as broad personality traits, such as the Big Five, which are openness to experience, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness, and neuroticism (or negative emotionality; e.g., Goldberg, 1981; John and Srivastava, 1999). However, other typologies have also been used, including typologies allowing the assessment of more narrow facets (e.g., as used in the NEO-PI; Costa and McCrae, 1992) and personality profiles (i.e., as used with the ...

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