Adaptive Individual Differences

@article{Buss1999AdaptiveID,
  title={Adaptive Individual Differences},
  author={D. M. Buss and Heidi Greiling},
  journal={Journal of Personality},
  year={1999},
  volume={67},
  pages={209-243}
}
Individuals differ in innumerable ways, some adaptive, some maladaptive, and some neutral. Personality theories, we argue, can profit from distinguishing among these importantly different types of individual variation. This article outlines a taxonomy of origins of individual differences—environ- mental sources of adaptive differences(e.g., early environmental calibration), heritable sources of adaptive differences (e.g., adaptive self-assessment of heritable qualities), nonadaptive sources of… Expand
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