Niko Tiliopoulos*, Simon Boag

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    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword/postscript/introductionpeer-review


    Since Allport and Vernon's assessment of the field over eighty years ago (Allport & Vernon, 1930), the field of personality and individual differences research has expanded enormously. This is particularly so in terms of theoretical development and practical relevance, where the research generated by researchers in this field is distinguished for its contributions to both assessment and application. In fact, personality and individual differences research is relevant to practically every facet of human existence. For instance, since theories of persons either explicitly or implicitly guide clinical work, the field contributes to discussions of understanding abnormal psychology and provides a guide for conceptualising best treatment. Additionally, the field is relevant to understanding human development across the lifespan, and our understanding of personality and individual differences impacts upon our views of socialisation and interpersonal relations. Furthermore, business and organisations continues to utilise personality and individual differences research since it provides the possibility of predicting performance. Subsequently, it is difficult to overestimate the importance of the research covered in this field. Concurrently, however, the field of personality and individual differences research is developing in ways that reflect a new appreciation of encompassing a global-context and of possible new approaches to understanding persons. This collection of papers from personality and individual difference researchers highlights social and cultural dimensions of personality and individual differences.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationPersonality and Individual Differences
    Subtitle of host publicationTheory, Assessment, and Application
    EditorsNiko Tiliopoulos, Simon Boag
    Place of PublicationHauppauge, NY
    PublisherNova Science Publishers
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)9781611220704
    Publication statusPublished - 2011


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