Personality in Adulthood, Second Edition: A Five-Factor Theory Perspective / Edition 2

Personality in Adulthood, Second Edition: A Five-Factor Theory Perspective / Edition 2

by Robert R. McCrae, Paul T. Costa, Jr.
     
 

ISBN-10: 1572308273

ISBN-13: 9781572308275

Pub. Date: 12/01/2002

Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.

An ideal text for advanced students and a timely reference for researchers and clinicians, this influential work examines how enduring dispositions or traits affect the process of aging and shape each individual's life course. In the process, it offers a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the Five-Factor Model of personality. From two well-known

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An ideal text for advanced students and a timely reference for researchers and clinicians, this influential work examines how enduring dispositions or traits affect the process of aging and shape each individual's life course. In the process, it offers a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the Five-Factor Model of personality. From two well-known authorities in the field, the volume is grounded in a growing body of empirical evidence. Special attention is given to how research on the Five-Factor Model can contribute to the development of a comprehensive theory of personality.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572308275
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
12/01/2002
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

1. Facts and Theories of Adult Development

2. A Trait Approach to Personality

3. Measuring Personality

4. The Search for Growth or Decline in Personality

5. Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Personality and Aging

6. The Course of Personality Development in the Individual

7. Stability Reconsidered: Qualifications and Rival Hypotheses

8. A Different View: Ego Psychologies and Projective Methods

9. Adult Development as Seen through The Personal Interview

10. A Five-Factor Theory of Personality

11. The Influences of Personality on the Life Course

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