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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 explores the scientific foundations of personality and individual differences, in chapters arranged across three thematic sections: Part 1: Theoretical Perspectives on Personality and Individual Differences Part 2: Research Strategies for Studying Personality and Individual Differences Part 3: The Measurement of Personality and Individual Differences With outstanding contributions from leading scholars across the world, this is an invaluable resource for researchers and graduate ...

Behavioral Observation in the Study of Personality and Individual Differences
Behavioral Observation in the Study of Personality and Individual Differences
Christopher S. Nave Michael G. Feeney R. Michael Furr

Many of us became interested in psychology because of our fascination with observing what people do – particularly in contexts like a coffee shop, a party, a sporting event, or an airport. Similarly, when an important event like a presidential debate occurs, spectators often look at the delivery of the presentation as much – or possibly even more than – the political content of the message. We may pay keen attention to the type of smiles the candidates display, how energetic ...

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