Personality in animals: What can we learn from a species-comparative approach

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When looking at people or animals, two observations have been made by psychologists, biologists, and lay observers. First, individuals differ consistently in how they behave and react towards, and think about, the world around them. Second, not all these differences are independent of one another: individuals that are high (or low) on some traits tend to be high (or low) on some other traits. In more formal language, individuals can be characterized by stable individual differences in personality traits and these traits have a structure to them.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Personality
Subtitle of host publicationTheory and Research
EditorsOliver P. John, Richard W. Robins
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9781462544950
Publication statusPublished - 6 Apr 2021


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