Individual differences and their biological foundations: Two millenia of research
What is it about?
This Theme Issue looks into two millennia of research on individual differences, their neurobiological underpinnings and expression in psychopathology. It brings together leading scholars from experimental neurophysiology, psychiatry, neuroanatomy, neurochemistry, psychogenetics, developmental, differential, personality, clinical and comparative psychology, nonlinear dynamics modelling and evolutionary theory who present newest findings in the field.
Why is it important?
Models of individual differences currently popular in psychology were derived from human everyday language (e.g., Five Factor Model of human personality). Because language reflects our sociocultural beliefs and values, these models are inadequate to categorise individual differences and to explore their biological underpinnings. The Theme Issue presents alternative concepts and approaches as well as findings from the leadings scholars in different fields.
The following have contributed to this page: Dr Jana Uher