Individual differences: A review

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Authors
  1. Stokes-Hendriks, T.L.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Toronto, Toronto ONT (CAN)
Abstract
Differential psychology refers to the objective and quantitative investigation of individual differences in behaviour. While the notion that individual differences exist can be dated back to Plato in 400 B.C., the systematic study of individual differences and psychometrics did not begin until the early 1900's. The following paper will: a) trace the history of individual differences research, b) explore the methods of measuring individual differences, c) identify the causes of individual differences, d) provide evidence attesting ot the long term stability of individual differences, e) provide evidence that individual differences in intelligence and personality traits can be used to predict success in both civilian and military jobs, and f) provide evidence that individual differences in intelligence and personality traits can be used to predict leadership and creativity. Finally, this paper will highlight some of the criticisms of the current individual differences research and suggest future directions for researches in this field.

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Keywords
Leader development
Report Number
DRDC-TORONTO-TR-2001-010 — Technical Report
Date of publication
01 Mar 2002
Number of Pages
77
DSTKIM No
CA020776
CANDIS No
517519
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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