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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 various contexts and applications of personality and individual differences, in chapters arranged across three thematic sections: Part 1: Health and Psychological Adjustment Part 2: Social Behavior Part 3: Personality in the Workplace With outstanding contributions from leading scholars across the world, this is an invaluable resource for researchers and graduate students.

Interpersonal Accuracy in Trait Judgments
Interpersonal Accuracy in Trait Judgments
Tera D. Letzring David C. Funder

Judgments about traits and states can have important consequences. For example, whether one decides to approach a stranger at a social gathering, who one asks to watch one's children, and which job applicant is hired for a new position are all influenced by judgments of the traits and states of others. Someone who is perceived as friendly and in a good mood is more likely to be approached at a social gathering; someone who is perceived as responsible, not deceptive, and valuing security is more likely to be asked to watch one's children; and someone who is perceived as ...

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