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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 ...

Personality Assessment in Forensic Psychology
Personality Assessment in Forensic Psychology
John F. Edens David DeMatteo Shannon E. Kelley Shelby Arnold

The relevance and utility of personality assessment data to address psycholegal issues in criminal (e.g., competence to proceed, criminal responsibility, risk assessment) and civil (e.g., child custody, civil commitment, personal injury) settings is an area of considerable debate in the mental health and legal fields (e.g., Craig, 2005; Heilbrun, 1992; Melton et al., 2007; Pope et al., 2006). Irrespective of the applied utility of assessment procedures as they relate to questions of concern to the legal system, perusal of any number of resources (e.g., surveys of practitioners, ...

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