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The International Handbook of Psychology is an authoritative resource covering all the main areas of psychological science and written by an outstanding set of authors from around the world. The 31 chapters cover not only scientific but also applied cross-disciplinary aspects. Supervised by an International Editorial Advisory Board (IEAB) of 13 eminent psychologists and edited by Professors Kurt Pawlik and Mark R Rosenzweig, it is being published under the auspices of the International Union of Psychological Science (IUPsyS) by SAGE Publications Ltd in London. The International Handbook of Psychology will be invaluable to advanced undergraduates, graduate students and academics in psychology,

Personality and Individual Differences
Personality and individual differences
16.1 Basic Concepts

This chapter is about personality and individual differences, topics that are related but not identical. Personality concerns the nature of human nature; individual differences—sometimes called differential psychology (cf. Stern, 1900)—concerns analyzing the ways in which people' performance differs. In ...

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