The Importance of Considering Context in the Assessment of Personality Characteristics: Evidence from Ratings of Dolphin Personality

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Kuczaj II, Stan A.; Highfill, Lauren; Byerly, Holli;
(2012)
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Subject: International Journal of Comparative Psychology, Behavior, Behaviour, Communication, Vocalization, Comparative Psychology, Behavioral Taxonomy, Cognition, Cognitive Processes, Intelligence, Dolphin, Personality, Individual traits

One of the tenets of personality is that an individual’s distinguishing behavioral characteristics arerelatively stable over time and across contexts. Both humans and animals demonstrate suchconsistency, at least for certain personality traits. However, the relative ext... View more
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