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A definitive, authoritative and up-to-date resource for anyone interested in the theories, models and assessment methods used for understanding the many factes of Human personality and individual differences. Volume 1: Personality Theories and Models deals with the major theoretical models underlying personality instruments.

Eysenck's Model of Individual Differences
Eysenck's model of individual differences
Introduction

Hans Eysenck made many pioneering contributions to clinical, experimental, social, political, criminal, developmental, genetic, health and aesthetic psychology, although his best-known work was in personality psychology. These rich diverse contributions are clearly testament to his extensive intellect and enquiring mind, but a closer look at his writings reveals a consistent and systematic approach to unravelling behaviour in all these domains and which I shall term the individual difference paradigm (IDP). There are three pillars to this paradigm. First, adoption of a dimensional approach to quantifying individual characteristics; second, that a sufficient understanding requires a matching of correlational and experimental methods to be complete; and third, that accounting for person-situation variation is the key to building causal ...

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