Individual Differences and Personality Psychology

Welcome to the Department of Differential Psychology

The field deals with how and why people differ in their typical experience and behavior, how personality assessments are made in everyday life, how personality changes over the course of life, and with what consequences certain personality traits are associated. Research focuses include the development of an integrative model of adaptive and maladaptive personality traits, the exploration of dynamic aspects of personality using ambulatory behavioral measurement, the investigation of possible factors influencing the accuracy of personality assessments, and the development of standardized questionnaire procedures for clinical diagnostic practice.