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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 students.

Ambulatory Monitoring and Ambulatory Assessment in Personality Research
Ambulatory Monitoring and Ambulatory Assessment in Personality Research
Mario WenzelThomas Kubiak

Ambulatory monitoring pertains to the assessment of variables and processes as they unfold in the daily life of individuals, in a continuous or high-frequency repeated measurements fashion (Kubiak and Stone, 2012). This assessment approach leads to intensive longitudinal data that enable researchers to gain novel insights into the within-individual dynamics and processes and between-individual differences in this regard, rendering ambulatory monitoring an important approach for the study of personality and individual differences.

In the 1990s, the term Ambulatory Assessment (AA) was introduced as a broad umbrella concept encompassing a range of real-life methodologies for the assessment of processes across domains in theory-driven research (Fahrenberg, 1996, 2001). As such, ...

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