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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.

The Expanded Criterion Space for Individual Differences and Leadership
The Expanded Criterion Space for Individual Differences and Leadership
Kim-Yin Chan Jeffrey C. Kennedy

The study of individual differences and leadership began with what is now called the leader trait perspective, which is today regarded as ‘perhaps the most venerable intellectual tradition in leadership research’ (Judge et al., 2009: 855). Indeed, interest in the study of traits and leadership goes back to ancient history. Bass (1990) in his Handbook of Leadership observed that writings about leader qualities could be found in early Egyptian, Babylonian, Asian, and Icelandic legends. Referring to the writings of Lao Tzu, Homer, Plato, Aristotle, and Niccolò Machiavelli, Zaccaro et al. (2004: 102) remarked: ...

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