Personality Dimensions in Nonhuman Animals

  title={Personality Dimensions in Nonhuman Animals},
  author={Samuel D. Gosling and Oliver P. John},
  journal={Current Directions in Psychological Science},
  pages={69 - 75}
  • S. GoslingO. John
  • Published 1 June 1999
  • Psychology, Biology
  • Current Directions in Psychological Science
The evolutionary continuity between humans and other animals suggests that some dimensions of personality may be common across a wide range of species. Unfortunately, there is no unified body of research on animal personality; studies are dispersed across multiple disciplines and diverse journals. To review 19 studies of personality factors in 12 nonhuman species, we used the human Five-Factor Model plus Dominance and Activity as a preliminary framework. Extraversion, Neuroticism, and… 

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