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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 ...

Moral Character: Current Insights and Future Directions
Moral Character: Current Insights and Future Directions
Erik G. Helzer Eranda Jayawickreme R. Michael Furr

The study of moral character has enjoyed a renaissance in recent years, thanks in large part to a renewed interest in the scientific study of morality, recent discoveries about the nature of moral thought and behavior, and advances in the study of personality. In this chapter, we review the fruits of contemporary moral character research and argue that this body of work puts the study of moral character on firm empirical ground: there is cross-situational and temporal stability in thoughts and behaviors related to traditional virtues such as honesty, ...

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