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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 ...

Personality Development in Adulthood
Personality Development in Adulthood
Marcus Mund Julia Zimmermann Franz J. Neyer

Over the last two decades, ample evidence for the plasticity of personality has accumulated (Denissen et al., 2011; Roberts et al., 2008). As the number of studies on personality development has increased, so has the complexity of the analyses and the age ranges covered. Consequently, many of the questions the pioneers were examining – Can personality change at all? Does plasticity end at some point in time? What influences personality development? – have been covered, although not answered exhaustively. Building on this large body of literature, in this chapter we will (a) discuss different forms of stability ...

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