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Animal PersonalitiesBehavior, Physiology, and Evolution$
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Claudio Carere and Dario Maestripieri

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780226922058

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226922065.001.0001

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Personalities in a Comparative Perspective

Personalities in a Comparative Perspective

What Do Human Psychologists Glean from Animal Personality Studies?

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(p.124) 5 Personalities in a Comparative Perspective
Source:
Animal Personalities
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Samuel D. Gosling

Pranjal H. Mehta

Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226922065.003.0006

This chapter discusses the benefits of animal personality studies for understanding human personality. It first reviews animal personality studies across different species and then illustrates the benefits of taking a comparative perspective in personality research. The chapter also discusses some basic principles for making cross-species comparisons in personality psychology.

Keywords:   animal personality, human personality, personality, cross-species comparison, personality psychology

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