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Advances in Personality Psychology
Volume 1




ISBN 9780415227681
Published August 10, 2000 by Psychology Press
256 Pages

 
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Book Description

In the first volume of this new series, Sarah E. Hampson brings together a unique collection of critical reviews of key areas of personality psychology and integrative accounts of important work by internationally recognised experts in the field.
Advances in Personality Psychology includes chapters on cross-cultural evidence for the Big-Five framework for personality description, type and trait approaches to understanding childhood personality, developments in psychometrics, the relationship between hostility and cardiovascular disease, and the connections between personality and emotions. In further chapters the view that personality cannot change in adulthood is challenged and the importance of environmental factors is revealed by an observational study of twins.
This state-of-the-art volume will provide students, teachers and researchers of contemporary personality psychology with a highly valuable resource on recent developments in this area.

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Biography

Sarah E. Hampson is Professor of Psychology and Health at the University of Surrey and President of the European Association of Personality Psychology.