Handbook of Personality Psychology

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Handbook of Personality Psychology

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9780121346454: Handbook of Personality Psychology

The most comprehensive single volume ever published on the subject, the Handbook of Personality Psychology is the end-all, must-have reference work for personality psychologists. This handbook discusses the development and measurement of personality as well as biological and social determinants, dynamic personality processes, the personality's relation to the self, and personality in relation to applied psychology. Authored by the field's most respected researchers, each chapter provides a concise summary of the subject to date. Topics include such areas as individual differences, stability of personality, evolutionary foundations of personality, cross-cultural perspectives, emotion, psychological defenses, and the connection between personality and health. Intended for an advanced audience, the Handbook of Personality Psychology will be your foremost resource in this diverse field.

Chapter topics include:
* Nature of personality psychology
* Conceptual and measurement issues in personality
* Developmental issues
* Biological determinants of personality
* Social determinants of personality
* Dynamic personality processes
* Personality and the self
* The Five Factor Model
* Applied psychology

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Selected as an Outstanding Academic Book for 1997 by CHOICE
Selected one of Doody's "250 Best" Health Sciences Books of 1997

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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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