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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"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.
For students and professional personality psychologists...
Our Handbook of Personality Psychology is not only an indispensible reference for professional personality psychologists, it is also an ideal alternative to a textbook for an upper-level undergraduate or graduate personality course. For years I've used reprint packets in my own courses, but copyright and production costs have driven the price of such packets to the cost of the softbound version of the Handbook. If you teach a course on personality psychology as it is practiced today, you'll find no better current and comprehensive treatment than our Handbook of Personality Psychology.
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Book Description Academic Press, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0121346455