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Egorova M.S. A study of the development of psychology of individual differences

Full text in Russian: Егорова М.С. Исследование развития в психологии индивидуальных различий
Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia

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The changes that have occurred in psychology of individual differences in the last two decades are associated with 1) a significant expansion of the object of study (appearance of new traits that belong to different domains of effective functioning); 2) interdisciplinary-oriented studies of the nature of individual differences (behavioral genetics and evolutionary psychology). Consequently, changes of the approaches to studies of development have taken place. Besides the traditional descriptions of developmental trajectories and age-to-age changes in variability, studies of interaction (trait-trait, trait-situation, genotype-environment) have been conducted. New quasi-experimental methods that allow to evaluate the role of genotype and environment in interpersonal variation and intergenerational transmission are proposed.

Keywords: trait theory, trait constellation, trait-environment interaction, genotype-environment interaction, development, epidemiological study, epigenetic inheritance



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Received 13 July 2014. Date of publication: 31 August 2014.

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Egorova Marina S. Ph.D., Professor, Corresponding Member, Russian Academy of Education; Head, Department of Behavioral Genetics, Faculty of Psychology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, ul. Mokhovaya, 11–9, 125009 Moscow, Russia.
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Egorova M.S. A study of the development of psychology of individual differences. Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya, 2014, Vol. 7, No. 36, p. 12. (in Russian, abstr. in English).

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