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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 ...

Positive Personality Change Following Adversity
Positive Personality Change Following Adversity
Eranda Jayawickreme Corinne E. Zachry

Everything struggles to live. Look at that tree growing up there out of that grating. It gets no sun, and water only when it rains. It's growing out of sour earth. And it's strong because its hard struggle to live is making it strong. – Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

The resounding impact of the idea that adversity promotes character is often reflected in, and promoted by, popular culture and, more broadly, in the narratives most people relate about their lives. Unsurprisingly, the prevalence and pervasiveness of this perception have informed recent psychological research examining the apparent ubiquity of lasting ...

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