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Personality Traits

2nd Edition

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  • Date Published: February 2005
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  • format: Adobe eBook Reader
  • isbn: 9780511075698

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  • This second edition of the bestselling textbook Personality Traits is an essential text for students doing courses in personality psychology and individual differences. The authors have updated the volume throughout, incorporating the latest research in the field, and added three new chapters on personality across the lifespan, health and applications of personality assessment. Personality research has been transformed by recent advances in our understanding of personality traits. This book reviews the origins of traits in biological and social processes, and their consequences for cognition, stress, and physical and mental health. Contrary to the traditional view of personality research as a collection of disconnected theories, Personality Traits provides an integrated account, linking theory-driven research with applications in clinical and occupational psychology. The new format of the book, including many additional features, makes it even more accessible and reader friendly.

    • Substantially revised new edition, with new, user-friendly format, provides comprehensive and up-to-date survey of research on traits
    • Proposes a coherent, integrated account of personality, balancing biological and social-cognitive aspects
    • Emphasises the scientific basis of contemporary personality research
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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: February 2005
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511075698
    • contains: 84 tables
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. The Nature of Personality Traits:
    1. The trait concept and personality theory
    2. Persons, situations and interactionism
    3. Personality across the life span
    4. Stable traits and transient states
    5. Alternatives to trait theory
    Part II. Causes of Personality Traits:
    6. Genes, environments and personality traits
    7. The psychopathology of traits
    8. The social psychology of traits
    Part III. Consequences and Applications:
    9. Stress
    10. Traits and health
    11. Abnormal personality traits?
    12. Personality, performance and information-processing
    13. Applications of personality assessment
    14. Conclusions.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • American Political Behavior and Psychology
    • Introductory Psychology
    • Personality Psychology
    • Personality theory and research
  • Authors

    Gerald Matthews, University of Central Florida
    Gerald Matthews is Professor of Psychology at the University of Cincinnati and has previously held faculty positions at the Universities of Aston and Dundee. He has co-authored several volumes, including Attention and Emotion: A Clinical Perspective (1994) which won the 1998 British Psychological Society Book Award, and has published many articles in the area of personality research.

    Ian J. Deary, University of Edinburgh
    Ian J. Deary is Professor of Differential Psychology at the University of Edinburgh. He is also a registered medical practitioner and member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. He has written extensively on personality and intelligence and won the 2002 British Psychological Society Book Award for Looking Down on Human Intelligence (2000). He holds the Royal Society-Wolfson Research Merit Award, 2002-2007.

    Martha C. Whiteman, University of Edinburgh
    Martha C. Whiteman is a Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Edinburgh. Her research within personality and public health sciences has been published in The Lancet, Psychosomatic Medicine and Personality and Individual Differences.

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