Personality Differences and Biological Variations

Personality Differences and Biological Variations

A Study of Twins

1st Edition - January 1, 1973

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  • Authors: Gordon Claridge, Sandra Canter, W. I. Hume
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483145174

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Personality Differences and Biological Variations: A Study of Twins details a study aimed to discover the genetic uniqueness of twins and the biological basis of their individual differences. Coverage of the book includes the details of the project – its aims, method, its theoretical background, sample selection and the description of the sample; personality traits in twins the sociability/impulsivity and the Foulds hostility scale; and the influence of age and separation. The book also covers some aspects of cognitive function in twins – divergent thinking and the analysis of its measures; conceptual thinking; and the relationship of personality and cognitive function. The book also includes twins' physiological measures; their sedative drug tolerance; and a nervous typological analysis of their personal variaton. The text is recommended for psychologists who wish to learn more and study about how twins think and how they get along with one another.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    1. Introduction to the Twin Project

    2. Personality Traits in Twins

    3. Some Aspects of Cognitive Function in Twins

    4. Physiological Measures in Twins

    5. Sedative Drug Tolerance in Twins

    6. A Nervous Typological Analysis of Personality Variation in Normal Twins

    7. An Idiographic Analysis of Differences between Some Discordant MZ Twin Pairs

    8. Final Remarks

    Appendix 1. Details of Physical Resemblance Questionnaire

    Appendix 2. Details of Other Data obtained on the Twin Sample

    Author Index

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 184
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1973
  • Published: January 1, 1973
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483145174

About the Authors

Gordon Claridge

Sandra Canter

W. I. Hume

About the Editor

H. J. Eysenck

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