Individual Differences and Personality / Edition 2

Individual Differences and Personality / Edition 2

by Michael C. Ashton
     
 

ISBN-10: 0124160093

ISBN-13: 9780124160095

Pub. Date: 05/01/2013

Publisher: Elsevier Science

How do we come to be who we are? Why do we differ in our personalities? How do these differences matter in life? Individual Differences and Personality, Second Edition, aims to describe how and why personality varies among people. Unlike books that focus on individual theorists, this book focuses on current research and theory on the nature of personality

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How do we come to be who we are? Why do we differ in our personalities? How do these differences matter in life? Individual Differences and Personality, Second Edition, aims to describe how and why personality varies among people. Unlike books that focus on individual theorists, this book focuses on current research and theory on the nature of personality and related individual differences. The book begins by discussing how personality is measured, the concept of a personality trait, and the basic dimensions of personality. This leads to a discussion of the origins of personality, with descriptions of its developmental course, its biological causes, its genetic and environmental influences, and its evolutionary function. The concept of a personality disorder is then described, followed by a discussion of the influence of personality on life outcomes in relationships, work, and health. Finally, the book examines the important differences between individuals in the realms of mental abilities, of beliefs and attitudes, and of behavior.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780124160095
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
05/01/2013
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
940,248
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Chapter 1: Basic Concepts in Psychological Measurement
Chapter 2: Personality Traits and the Inventories That Measure Them
Chapter 3: Personality Structure: Classifying Traits
Chapter 4: Developmental Change and Stability of Personality Traits
Chapter 5: Biological Bases of Personality
Chapter 6: Genetic and Environmental Influences on Personality
Chapter 7: The Evolution of Personality Variation
Chapter 8: Personality Disorders
Chapter 9: Personality and Life Outcomes
Chapter 10: Mental Ability
Chapter 11: Religion and Politics
Chapter 12: Sexuality
Conclusion
References

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