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The SAGE Handbook of Personality and Individual Differences

The SAGE Handbook of Personality and Individual Differences
Volume II: Origins of Personality and Individual Differences

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May 2018 | 528 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
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 focuses on the multiple origins of personality and individual differences, in chapters arranged across three thematic sections: Part 1: Biological Origins of Personality and Individual Differences Part 2: Developmental Origins of Personality and Individual Differences Part 3: Environmental Origins of Personality and Individual Differences With outstanding contributions from leading scholars across the world, this is an invaluable resource for researchers and graduate students.
Part 04: Biological Origins of Personality and Individual Differences
Jennifer Guinn Sellers & Thanh Thanh L. Nguyen
Chapter 29: Hormonal Influences on Personality and Individual Differences
Kostas A. Papageorgiou & Vijeinika Vipulananthan
Chapter 30: Molecular Genetic Studies of Human Temperament
John T. Manning & Bernhard Fink
Chapter 31: Digit Ratio and Personality and Individual Differences
James Marvel-Coen, Coltan Scrivner, & Dario Maestripieri
Chapter 32: Morningness-Eveningness and Sociosexuality from a Life-History Perspective
Turhan Canli
Chapter 33: Toward the Molecular Basis of Personality
Part 05: Developmental Origins of Personality and Individual Differences
Theodore E. A. Waters & Christin Köber
Chapter 34: Individual Differences in Personal Narrative: Coherence, Autobiographical Reasoning, and Meaning Making
Marie-Hélène Cigna, Jean-Pierre Guay, & Nathalie M. G. Fontaine
Chapter 35: Developmental Profiles of Individuals with Psychopathic Traits: The Good, the Bad, and the Snake
Eunike Wetzel, M. Brent Donnellan, Richard W. Robins, & Kali H. Trzesniewski
Chapter 36: Generational Changes in Self-Esteem and Narcissism
Ugo Pace & Alessia Passanisi
Chapter 37: The Role of the Family in Personality Development
Julia Zimmermann & Anne K. Reitz
Chapter 38: The Role of Peers in Personality Development
Theo A. Klimstra, Jeroen Borghuis, & Wiebke Bleidorn
Chapter 39: Personality Development in Adolescence and Young Adulthood
P. Douglas Sellers, II, Karin Machluf, & David F. Bjorklund
Chapter 40: The Development of Evolutionarily Adaptive Individual Differences: Children as Active Participants in Their Current and Future Survival
Marc A. Fournier & D. S. Moskowitz
Chapter 41: Cross-Situational Consistency, Variability, and the Behavioral Signature
Odilia M. Laceulle & Marcel A. G. van Aken
Chapter 42: Transactions of Personality and the Social Environment During Development
Marcus Mund, Julia Zimmermann, & Franz J. Neyer
Chapter 43: Personality Development in Adulthood
Erik G. Helzer, R. Michael Furr, & Eranda Jayawickreme
Chapter 44: Moral Character: Current Insights and Future Directions
Part 06: Environmental Origins of Personality and Individual Differences
Jüri Allik & Anu Realo
Chapter 45: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Personality and Individual Differences
Iris M. Wang, Nicholas M. Michalak, & Joshua M. Ackerman
Chapter 46: Threat of Infectious Disease
Daniel J. Kruger
Chapter 47: Sex Ration Influences on Personality and Individual Differences
Takeshi Hamamura, Karim Bettache, & Yi Xu
Chapter 48: Individualism and Collectivism
Siobhan Kennedy-Costantini & Mark Nielsen
Chapter 49: Exploring Potential Causes of Individual Differences in the Expression of Neonatal Imitation
Brent A. Mattingly, Kevin P. McIntyre, & Dylan Faulkner Selterman
Chapter 50: Individual Differences and Romantic Relationships: Bidirectional Influences on Self and Relational Processes
Jennifer L. Petersen
Chapter 51: The Gender Similarities Hypothesis
Eranda Jayawickreme & Corinne E. Zachry
Chapter 52: Positive Personality Change Following Adversity
Jocelyn J. Bélanger, Birga M. Schumpe, Bhavna Menon, Joanna Conda Ng, & Noemie Nociti
Chapter 53: Self-Sacrifice for a Cause: A Review and an Integrative Model

Virgil Zeigler-Hill

Virgil Zeigler-Hill, PhD, is an associate professor in the Department of Psychology at Oakland University. His research focuses on three interrelated areas: (1) self-esteem, (2) dark personality features (e.g., narcissism, spitefulness, psychopathy), and (3) interpersonal relationships. Much of his research reflects an integration of his primary interests (e.g., the role that dark personality features play in interpersonal relationships). More About Author

Todd K. Shackelford

Todd K. Shackelford received his Ph.D. in evolutionary psychology in 1997 from the University of Texas at Austin. Since 2010, he is Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology at Oakland University ( in Rochester, Michigan, where he is Co-Director of the Evolutionary Psychology Lab ( In 2016, he was appointed Distinguished Professor by the Oakland University Board of Trustees. He led the founding of new Ph.D. and M.S. programs (, which launched in 2012. Shackelford has published around 300 journal articles and his work has been... More About Author

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