Individual Differences and Differential Psychology: A Brief History and Prospect

William R Revelle*, Joshua Wilt, David M Condon

*Corresponding author for this work

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62 Scopus citations
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Individual Differences
PublisherWiley Blackwell
Number of pages38
ISBN (Print)9781444334388
StatePublished - Mar 12 2013


  • Clinical psychology, and individual differences - motivation behind developing tests, the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI)
  • Differential psychology, knowledge of psychology - for people (and chimpanzees, dogs, rats and fishes) differing in various ways
  • Early differential psychology and its application - differential psychology, not being new being, found in the Hebrew Bible
  • Galton's index of correlation - product of deviations, median and probable error of estimate
  • Gideon, a skeptic - with an impressive methodological sophistication
  • Greek and Roman causal theory of personality
  • Individual differences and differential psychology - brief history and prospect
  • Individual differences, up-to-date historical and methodological overview - study of individual differences and differential psychology
  • Joy P. Guilford, crossing three modes of thinking - operations, products and content
  • Personality taxonomies - study of leadership effectiveness, and Plato's discussion of personality and ability characteristics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology

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