Handbook of Personality Psychology

Handbook of Personality Psychology

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This comprehensive reference work on personality psychology discusses the development and measurement of personality, biological and social determinants, dynamic personality processes, the personality's relation to the self, and personality in relation to applied psychology. Each chapter provides a concise summary of the subject. Topics include such areas as: the nature of personality psychology; the Five Factor model; individual differences; stability of personality; evolutionary foundations of personality; cross-cultural perspectives; emotion; psychological defences; and the connection between personality and health.
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  • Hardback | 1021 pages
  • 195.58 x 241.3 x 53.34mm | 1,905.08g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • b&w illustrations, index
  • 0121346455
  • 9780121346454

Table of contents

Part 1 Introduction - nature of personality psychology: a conceptual history of personality psychology, D.P. McAdams; studying lives, psychobiography and the conceptual structure of personality psychology, W. Runyan. Part 2 Conceptual and measurement issues in personality: units of analysis for description and explanation in personality psychology, J.A. Johnson; in defense of traits, J.S. Wiggins; individuals and the differences between them, J.T. Lamiell; personality measurement - reliability and validity, S.G. West and J.F. Finch; personality influences on the chioce of situations, W. Ickes et al. Part 3 Developmental issues: stages of personality development, J. Loevinger; the emotional basis of early personality development - implications for the emergent self-concept, R. Eder and S.C. Mangelsdorf; family influences on personality development, C.F. Halverson, Jr. and K.S. Wampler; longitudinal stability of adult personality, P.T. Costa, Jr. and R.R. McCrae; is there adult development distinctive to women?, R. Helson et al. Part 4 Biological determinants of personality: evolutionary foundations of personality, D.M. Buss; evolutionary perspectives on personality traits, A.H. Buss; genetics, temperament and personality, D.C. Rowe; psychophysiological approaches to personality, R.G. Green. Part 5 Social determinants of personality: personality and social structure - social psychological contributions, T.F. Pettigrew; cross-cultural perspectives on personality, H.C. Triandis; trust and betrayal - the psychology of getting along and getting ahead, W.H. Jones et al. Part 6 Dynamic personality processes: motives and life goals, R.A. Emmons; the emotions - an integrative approach, J.R. Averill; psychological defense - contemporary theory and research, D.L. Paulhus et al; internal inhibitions and controls, E.I. Megargee. Part 7 Personality and the self: congruence of self and others' judgements of personality, D.C. Funder and C.R. Colvin; the quest for self-insight - theory and research on accuracy and bias in self-perception, R.W. Robins and O.P. John; identity, self-concept and self-esteem - the self lost and found, R.F. Baumeister; mental representations of personal and personality, J.F. Kihlstrom and R. Hastie. Part 8 The five factor model: personality structure - the return of the big five, J.S. Wiggins and P.D. Trapnell; extraversion and its positive emotional core, D. Watson and L.A. Clark; aggreeableness - a dimension of personality, W.G. Graziano and N.H. Eisenberg; conceptions and correlates of openness to experience, R.R. McCrae and P.T. Costa, Jr.; conscientiousness and integrity at work, J. Hogan and D. Ones. Part 9 Applied psychology: personality, interactive relations and applied psychology, W. Chaplin; personality and health - progress and problems in psychosomatics, D.J. Wiebe and T.W. Smith; personality diagnosis and personality disorders, L.C. Morey; trends and practices in psychotherapy outcome assessment and their (Part contents)
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"Handbook of Personality Psychology is highly interesting and readable, comprehensive and authoritative but with depth that takes it well beyond the encyclopedia format...this volume certainly belongs on the shelf of every psychologist who teaches personality, but also on the shelf of every other scholar interested in what is known about what makes people tick."--Lee Sechrest, University of Arizona in AMERICAN SCIENTIST..".psychologists working in and with organizations will find many thought-provoking gems of ideas in these pages. I certainly recommend this book to anyone interested in the role of personality in everyday life - which should be everyone!"--Chockalingam Viswesvaran, Assistant Professor, Florida International University, Miami in PERSONNEL PSYCHOLOGY..".if you can prop this book up on some hard surface, you will find it a treasure to read. The chapters are written at a level that should be appreciated by graduate students, and all personality researchers can profit from the authors' superb coverage of the wide mosaic of the science of modern personality study."--Lewis R. Goldberg in CONTEMPORARY PSYCHOLOGY"This impressive work will provide much intellectual stimulation for social and personality psychologists. A perusal of the list of contributing authors reads like a 'who's who of experts in the discipline, ' and they have applied that expertise brilliantly and in a style that is truly 'reader friendly.' Highly recommended for upper-division undergraduate and graduate students and faculty."--R. E. Osborne, Indiana University East, CHOICE, November 1997.
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