Call for Papers: Temperament in the contemporary science of personality: Tribute to Jan Strelau


Call for Papers –
Personality and Individual Differences

Temperament in the contemporary science of personality: Tribute to Jan Strelau



Małgorzata Fajkowska, Institute of Psychology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

Bogdan Zawadzki, Faculty of Psychology, Warsaw University, Poland

Vilfredo de Pascalis, Department of Psychology, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Italy

Christian Kandler, Department of Psychology, University of Bremen, Germany


This special issue of the journal of Personality and Individual Differences is a tribute to the recently deceased (August 4, 2020) Professor Jan Strelau. He was one of the world’s leading experts in studies on temperament of adults who always made clear distinction between personality and temperament. As formulated by him in his Regulative Theory of Temperament (RTT), temperament can be seen as the relatively stable, formal, regulatory and biologically based group of personality traits. Thus, this Special Issue of Personality and Individual Differences will address the present status of temperament studies in the RTT but also in the contemporary science of personality. More precisely, although this issue at the first place will be devoted to portraying the recent studies conducted within the RTT or specific RTT-related constructs (e.g., emotional reactivity and activity), it will also share the other, novel commitment to conceptual and methodological approaches to temperament and other, historic commitment to the study of temperament of adults.


We kindly invite you to contribute your best work to this special issue. Some of the benefits of publishing in this special issue of Personality and Individual Differences include:

-          Pre-review and constructive feedback based on proposals

-          Fast and professional review process of full submissions

-          Increased visibility because the publication will be in a special issue containing selected, high-quality papers

-          Publication in one of the most respected journals of the field of personality (IF: 2.3)

If you are interested in contributing, please see further details here.


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