*Emphasizes current research and major t
Designed for upper level undergraduate and graduate level students inquiring about the psychology of personality and individual differences, this textbook focuses on the personality traits and related characteristics that make each person unique. Basic principles of personality measurement are explained and crucial scientific questions of personality psychology are examined via a reader-friendly style and various boxes of interesting asides to keep students’ attention.
Unlike lower-level texts written from a historical perspective that concentrate solely on theory, this textbook summarizes and integrates the contemporary research available about individual differences.
Undergraduate and graduate level courses in personality.
Individual Differences and Personality, 1st Edition
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
Quotes and reviews
“This engaging state-of-the-art undergraduate textbook is especially recommended to readers of this journal because of its strong research orientation and its high accessibility for students, a combination rarely achieved. Consistency and integration are its strong points, due largely to a single author providing a relaxed (reader friendly) evolutionary approach for each of the 12 chapters along with an eclectic trait theory”
—PERSONALITY AND INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES (Sept 2007)