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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 ...

Individual Differences and Romantic Relationships: Bidirectional Influences on Self and Relational Processes
Individual Differences and Romantic Relationships: Bidirectional Influences on Self and Relational Processes
Brent A. Mattingly Kevin P. McIntyre Dylan Faulkner Selterman

Individuals shape, and are shaped by, their close relationships, and so it is not surprising that these relationships are central to individuals’ lives. Intimacy and relatedness are fundamental psychological needs that are satisfied through the formation and maintenance of close relationships (e.g., Baumeister and Leary, 1995; Bowlby, 1969/1982, 1973; Erikson, 1968; Maslow, 1968). For example, self-determination theory identifies relatedness as one of three basic needs (Deci and Ryan, 2000), and Maslow (1968) identified the need for love and ...

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