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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 ...

Threat of Infectious Disease
Threat of Infectious Disease
Iris M. Wang Nicholas M. Michalak Joshua M. Ackerman

Management of infectious disease represents one of the most fundamental selection pressures humans have confronted over their evolutionary history (Ackerman et al., 2012). To our ancestors, parasites and pathogens were ever-present and significant dangers (Gangestad and Buss, 1993; Low, 1990), with the impact of these infectious agents extending beyond hominids, potentially to the origins of sexual reproduction itself (Brockhurst, 2011). Even in contemporary society, contracting infectious disease is an everyday possibility. Colds and flus are some of the leading causes of workplace absenteeism (and general discomfort) in the United States (Japsen, 2012). Pathogenic ...

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