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Behavior/Eysenck: Gray faced two major problems: first, how to identify brain systems responsible for behaviour; and, secondly, how to characterize these systems once identified. The individual differences perspective is one major way of identifying major sources of variation in behaviour; by inference, there must be causal systems (i.e., sources) giving rise to observed variations in behaviour. Hans Eysenck’s (1947(1), 1957(2), 1967(3) approach was to use multivariate statistical analysis to identify these major sources of variation in the form of personality dimensions.
GrayVsEysenck: >Behavior/Gray, >Conditioning/Eysenck, >Conditioning/Gray.



1. Eysenck, H. J. 1947. Dimensions of personality. London: K. Paul/Trench Trubner
2. Eysenck, H. J. 1957. The dynamics of anxiety and hysteria. New York: Preger
3. Eysenck, H. J. 1967. The biological basis of personality. Springfield, IL: Thomas



Philip J. Corr, „ The Reinforcement Sensitivity Theory of Personality“, in: Corr, Ph. J. & Matthews, G. (eds.) 2009. The Cambridge handbook of Personality Psychology. New York: Cambridge University Press


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Eysenck, Hans Jürgen
Corr I
Philip J. Corr
Gerald Matthews
The Cambridge Handbook of Personality Psychology New York 2009

Corr II
Philip J. Corr (Ed.)
Personality and Individual Differences - Revisiting the classical studies Singapore, Washington DC, Melbourne 2018


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