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Meditation, personality and arousal. / West, Michael.

In: Personality and Individual Differences, Vol. 1, No. 2, 1980, p. 135-142.

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West, M 1980, 'Meditation, personality and arousal', Personality and Individual Differences, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 135-142. https://doi.org/10.1016/0191-8869(80)90031-8

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West, M. (1980). Meditation, personality and arousal. Personality and Individual Differences, 1(2), 135-142. https://doi.org/10.1016/0191-8869(80)90031-8

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West M. Meditation, personality and arousal. Personality and Individual Differences. 1980;1(2):135-142. https://doi.org/10.1016/0191-8869(80)90031-8

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West, Michael. / Meditation, personality and arousal. In: Personality and Individual Differences. 1980 ; Vol. 1, No. 2. pp. 135-142.

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