Handbook of Personality, Second Edition: Theory and Research / Edition 2

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Illuminating important advances in the study of personality since the publication of this classic Handbook in 1990, the fully revised second edition now ushers the field into the 21st century. From foremost authorities, new and updated chapters provide a historical overview of modern personality theory, bring major theoretical perspectives into focus, and report on the current state of the science in a range of key domains. Documenting the ongoing evolution of psychoanalytic, trait, social cognitive, and interactional approaches, the volume explores the dynamic interface between personality psychology and other disciplines. In particular, the recent explosion of knowledge about biological aspects of personality is reflected in completely new chapters on evolutionary psychology, behavioral genetics, neuroscience, and temperament. Major new research is also presented on such defining topics as the self; the psychological unconscious; motivational processes; emotion and emotion regulation; stress, coping, and health; interpersonal behavior; personality assessment; and more.

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New edition of a handbook that takes into consideration the dialectic between continuity and change in personality functioning across situations and time. It contains an introductory chapter on the history of the field, followed by sections on major theoretical perspectives, the interface with other fields, and specific research topics such as temperament, the unconscious, naturalizing the self, personal narratives and the life story, personality and motivation, emotion, personality and health, attribution, creativity and genius, fields of interpersonal behavior, principles for personality assessment, and stress, coping, and self-regulatory processes. Edited by Pervin (psychology, Rutgers U.) and John (psychology, U. of California, Berkeley). Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781572306950
  • Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/28/2001
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 738
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Lawrence A. Pervin is Professor of Psychology at Rutgers University. Following an undergraduate education at Brooklyn College and Queens College (City University of New York), he obtained his doctorate from Harvard University in 1962. After six years at Princeton University he went to Rutgers as an Associate Dean to help develop a new, experimental college. The author of many journal articles, including a Citation Classic, and invited book chapters, he also is the author of two leading personality texts, «MDUL»Personality: Theory and Research«MDNM» (Fifth Edition) and «MDUL»Current Controversies and Issues in Personality«MDNM» (Second Edition). Dr. Pervin has served on the editorial board of «MDUL»Psychological Review«MDNM» and the «MDUL»Journal of Personality and Social Psychology«MDNM», and is founding editor of «MDUL»Psychological Inquiry«MDNM», a new international journal of peer commentary and review.
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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 History of Modern Personality Theory and Research 3
Ch. 2 Human Nature and Individual Differences: The Evolution of Human Personality 31
Ch. 3 Psychoanalytic Approaches to Personality 57
Ch. 4 The Big Five Trait Taxonomy: History, Measurement, and Theoretical Perspectives 102
Ch. 5 A Five-Factor Theory of Personality 139
Ch. 6 Social Cognitive Theory of Personality 154
Ch. 7 Integrating Dispositions and Processing Dynamics within a Unified Theory of Personality: The Cognitive-Affective Personality System 197
Ch. 8 Holistic Interactionism: A Perspective for Research on Personality Development 219
Ch. 9 Behavioral Genetics and Personality 251
Ch. 10 The Neuroscience of Personality 277
Ch. 11 Personality Continuity and Change across the Life Course 300
Ch. 12 On the Development of Personality 327
Ch. 13 Personality and Psychopathology 347
Ch. 14 On the Interface between Personality and Social Psychology 367
Ch. 15 The Cultural Constitution of Personality 378
Ch. 16 Temperament: A New Paradigm for Trait Psychology 399
Ch. 17 The Psychological Unconscious 424
Ch. 18 Naturalizing the Self 443
Ch. 19 Personal Narratives and the Life Story 478
Ch. 20 Personality and Motivation: Personal Action and the Conative Evolution 501
Ch. 21 Emotion and Emotion Regulation 525
Ch. 22 Stress, Coping, and Self-Regulatory Processes 553
Ch. 23 Personality and Health: Dispositions and Processes in Disease Susceptibility and Adaptation to Illness 576
Ch. 24 Attribution in Personality Psychology 605
Ch. 25 Creativity and Genius 629
Ch. 26 The Fields of Interpersonal Behavior 653
Ch. 27 Four Principles for Personality Assessment 671
Ch. 28 Epilogue: Constancy and Change in Personality Theory and Research 689
Author Index 705
Subject Index 727
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