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The Cambridge handbook of personality psychology

Author: Philip J Corr; Gerald Matthews
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
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An invaluable one-stop resource summarising cutting-edge personality research, from DNA to political influences on its development, expression, pathology and applications. Informative, lively,  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Cambridge handbook of personality psychology.
New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009
(DLC) 2009019281
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Philip J Corr; Gerald Matthews
OCLC Number: 646828288
Description: 1 online resource (liv, 850 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Preface; Editors' general introduction; Part I. Foundation Issues: 1. Conceptual issues in personality theory; 2. Personality psychology of situations; 3. Personality: traits and situations; 4. Personality and emotion; 5. The characterization of persons: some fundamental conceptual issues; Part II. Personality Description and Measurement: 6. The trait approach to personality; 7. Methods of personality assessment; 8. Structural models of personality; 9. The Five-Factor Model of personality traits: consensus and controversy; 10. Personality and intelligence; Part III. Development, Health and Personality Change: 11. Childhood temperament; 12. The development of personality across the lifespan; 13. Models of personality and health; 14. Attachment theory: I. Motivational, individual-differences and structural aspects; 15. Attachment theory: II. Developmental, psychodynamic and optimal-functioning aspects; Part IV. Biological Perspectives: 16. Evolutionary theories of personality; 17. Animal models of personality and cross-species comparisons; 18. Behavioural genetics: from variance to DNA; 19. Neuroimaging of personality; 20. Personality neuroscience: explaining individual differences in affect, behaviour and cognition; 21. The reinforcement sensitivity theory of personality; Part V. Cognitive Perspectives: 22. Semantic and linguistic aspects of personality; 23. Personality and performance: cognitive processes and models; 24. Self-regulation and control in personality functioning; 25. Self-determination theory: a consideration of human motivational universals; 26. Traits and the self: toward an integration; 27. Personality as a cognitive-affective processing system; Part VI. Social and Cultural Processes: 28. The storied construction of personality; 29. Personality and social relationships; 30. Personality and social support processes; 31. Social pain and hurt feelings; 32. Personality in cross-culture perspective; 33. Culture and personality; 34. Personality and politics; Part VII. Psychopathology: 35. Mood and anxiety disorders: the hierarchical structure of personality and psychopathology; 36. Personality and psychosis; 37. Diagnosis and assessment of disorders of personality; 38. Psychopathy and its measurement; 39. Personality and eating disorders; 40. Personality and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder; Part VIII. Applied Personality Psychology: 41. Personality in school psychology; 42. Personality in educational psychology; 43. Personality at work; 44. Workplace safety and personality; 45. Personality and crime; 46. Treatment of personality disorders.
Responsibility: edited by Philip J. Corr and Gerald Matthews.


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