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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.

What Do We Know When We LIWC a Person? Text Analysis as an Assessment Tool for Traits, Personal Concerns and Life Stories
What Do We Know When We LIWC a Person? Text Analysis as an Assessment Tool for Traits, Personal Concerns, and Life Stories
Cindy K. ChungJames W. Pennebaker
Why words reveal personality

All people have their own unique ways of thinking, feeling, and behaving. These internally consistent and reliable patterns or dispositions define what personality entails. A large emphasis in personality psychology has been on traits – characteristics that vary between individuals – and these have been measured by questionnaire-based self-ratings. Much of personality research has relied almost exclusively on survey methods and classical test theory. By definition, self-rated personality assessments are relatively easy to administer ...

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