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Personality and Individual Differences

Personality and Individual Differences is a peer-reviewed academic journal published 16 times per year by Elsevier. It was established in 1980 and is the official journal of the International Society for the Study of Individual Differences. The editor-in-chief is Donald Saklofske. Previous editors include Philip A. Vernon and Sybil B. G. Eysenck. The founding editor was Hans Jürgen Eysenck.

Personality and Individual Differences  
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DisciplinePersonality psychology
Edited byDonald H. Saklofske
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Standard abbreviations
Pers. Individ. Differ.
Pers Individ Dif
OCLC no.04965018


Abstracting and indexingEdit

The journal is abstracted and indexed in:

According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2015 impact factor of 1.946, ranking it in the top 15 of over 60 journals in the category "Psychology, Social".[1] WIth an h5-index of 55, it is ranked second-equal among personality journals for five year h-ranked impact [2]


The journal covers individual differences, broadly conceived, with articles on social psychology, processes, personality, intelligence, specific facets of human nature such as creativity, and aggression as well as clinical, economic and HR applications. Articles often use techniques such as structural equation modeling and psychometric analysis of scales, or behavior genetic and evolutionary psychology approaches.

The journal has published some of the highest impact papers in personality and social psychology, including major measurement instruments, for instance the original description of the revised version of the Eysenck Personality Questionnaire,[3] a paper which has been cited over 1600 times,[4] as well as a paper proposing the third revision of the NEO PI-R NEO five-factor model scales,[5] scales for disgust assessment,[6] theoretically important papers on the structure of personality,[7][8] and substantive contributions to the topic of impulse control and psychopathy.[9][10]


  1. ^ "Journals Ranked by Impact: Psychology, Social". 2011 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Social Sciences ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2012.
  2. ^ [Google Scholar Rankings]
  3. ^ Sybil B. G. Eysenck, Hans Jürgen Eysenck, & Paul Barrett (1985). "A revised version of the psychoticism scale" (PDF). Personality and Individual Differences. 6 (1): 21–29. CiteSeerX doi:10.1016/0191-8869(85)90026-1.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)
  4. ^ citations of Eysenck, Eysenck, and Barrett 1985
  5. ^ McCrae, Robert R.; Costa, Paul T. (2004). "A contemplated revision of the NEO Five-Factor Inventory". Personality and Individual Differences. 36 (3): 587. doi:10.1016/S0191-8869(03)00118-1.
  6. ^ Haidt, Jonathan; McCauley, Clark; Rozin, Paul (1994). "Individual differences in sensitivity to disgust: A scale sampling seven domains of disgust elicitors". Personality and Individual Differences. 16 (5): 701. CiteSeerX doi:10.1016/0191-8869(94)90212-7.
  7. ^ Eysenck, H.J. (1992). "Four ways five factors are not basic". Personality and Individual Differences. 13 (6): 667–673. doi:10.1016/0191-8869(92)90237-J.
  8. ^ Costa, Paul T.; McCrae, Robert R. (1992). "Four ways five factors are basic". Personality and Individual Differences. 13 (6): 653. doi:10.1016/0191-8869(92)90236-I.
  9. ^ Whiteside, Stephen P.; Lynam, Donald R. (2001). "The Five Factor Model and impulsivity: Using a structural model of personality to understand impulsivity". Personality and Individual Differences. 30 (4): 669. doi:10.1016/S0191-8869(00)00064-7.
  10. ^ Reynolds, Brady; Ortengren, Amanda; Richards, Jerry B.; De Wit, Harriet (2006). "Dimensions of impulsive behavior: Personality and behavioral measures". Personality and Individual Differences. 40 (2): 305. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2005.03.024.

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