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Trends Ecol Evol. 2014 Jun;29(6):306-8. doi: 10.1016/j.tree.2014.03.008. Epub 2014 Mar 26.

Why personality differences matter for social functioning and social structure.

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1
Department of Biology and Ecology of Fishes, Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Mueggelseedamm 310, 12587 Berlin, Germany. Electronic address: m.wolf@igb-berlin.de.
2
Department of Biology and Ecology of Fishes, Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Mueggelseedamm 310, 12587 Berlin, Germany.

Abstract

We outline three main ways how personality differences can affect social functioning and social structure. By highlighting the broad and significant consequences that personality differences can have for social processes, our article might serve as a starting point for a research focus that aims at a systematic understanding of these consequences.

KEYWORDS:

coordination; individual differences; social competition; social network; social responsiveness; swarm intelligence

PMID:
24679987
DOI:
10.1016/j.tree.2014.03.008
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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