The New Encyclopaedia Britannica
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1974 - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 934 pages
 Propaedia: outline of knowledge and guide to the Britannica.--- Micropaedia: ready reference and index.--- Macropaedia: knowledge in depth.
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The study of personality as it is treated here is an effort to identify and to describe
distinctive human characteristics and to apply these in predicting the behaviour of
people. Descriptions of personality made in ordinary conversation are often ...
Thus, the personality model of a saviour (e.g., the Messiah) may imply both the
good example and the bad contrast, with emphasis being placed on the socially
important aspects of behaviour. Distinctions among unobservable internal ...
even unity) in human personality, but there is gross evidence that spectacular
personality changes can be induced biologically (e.g., by drugs). Factor-analytic
studies at times may appear to be exploratory and atheoretical, but intrinsically
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