Personality, Biological Bases of
Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
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Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology
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Zuckerman, M. 2010. Personality, Biological Bases of. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–2.
- Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
The topic of the biological bases of personality was largely theoretical in the first half of the twentieth century because of the primitive stage of the science of neuropsychology, particularly in regard to the brain. Gardner Murphy's 1947 book on personality was subtitled “a biosocial approach,” but there was little on biology as a source of personality differences, just some discussion of body types and speculations about the potential role of endocrine hormones and other peripheral physiological variants.