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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 ...

Self-Sacrifice for a Cause: A Review and an Integrative Model
Self-Sacrifice for a Cause: A Review and an Integrative Model
Jocelyn J. Bélanger Birga M. M. Schumpe Bhavna Menon Joanna Conde Ng Noёmie Nociti

‘He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how'. – Friedrich Nietzsche

For thousands of years, theologians, philosophers, and dramatists have attempted to offer consolation for the inevitable tragedy that awaits us all: death. Some believe in an afterlife; others prefer to enjoy life while it lasts – but regardless of how we cope with the truth, at some level, we are all preoccupied by ...

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