Although the concept of personality has a long history, dating back at least to the ancient Greeks’ classification of human personality types, its importance in the evolution of the mind and behavior has been recognized and addressed only in the past couple of decades. The evolutionary study of personality in both animals and humans is now a vibrant area of research in which a wide range of individual differences are studied from both proximate and ultimate perspectives. Yet questions such as the evolutionary maintenance of personality variation, the active role of personality in promoting evolutionary change, and the role of phenotypic plasticity still remain open and under investigation. The main purpose of this workshop is to encourage the application of a unified evolutionary framework to the study of animal and human personality, two fields that have progressed in parallel so far, without active cross-fertilization. We aim to provide an overview of recent advances and new directions in animal and human personality research, bringing together internationally renowned experts with similar interests but complementary perspectives in order to stimulate an exchange of ideas and foster research collaboration.
Personality in sticklebacks
Human nature and individual differences: how variability illuminates theory and sharpens causal inference
Personality and biogeography
Ecological consequences of individual differences
Mechanisms of personality: a hierarchical coordination model for human and animal research
Adaptive animal personality variation: evidence for studies of natural and sexual selection
Maternal stress, personality variation and ecological feedbacks
Temperament or Personalities? Individual differences in behavioural performances in cephalopods - a tale around octopus and their allies
The genetics of human personality
Early life stress, health, and individual differences: biological mediators of life history tradeoffs
What is the Dark Triad and why should evolutionary psychologists care?
Indices of social leverage predict individual differences in gratitude
Domesticated Sociality: young horses' social personality traits
An adaptationist framework for personality science
Are genetic influences on personality variation incompatible with the conceptual foundations of evolutionary psychology?
The role of DNA methylation in explaining heritable and rearing variation in avian personality