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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.

Longitudinal Data Analysis for Personality Psychologists
Longitudinal Data Analysis for Personality Psychologists
Steffen Nestler

Personality psychologists typically assume that social behavior varies as a function of personality, features of the social situation, or both personality and features of the social situation (e.g., Asendorpf and Neyer, 2012; Mischel and Shoda, 1995). Furthermore, it is posited that the social behavior in turn has a number of consequences for the development of, for example, an individual's personality, her attitudes, her perceptions of the social situation, and her social relationships. For instance, it is argued that agreeable individuals become more popular the longer one knows them (Selfhout et al., 2010), that narcissists are liked less the more one becomes familiar with them (Back et al., 2010; Küfner et al., 2013), ...

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