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Advances in Personality Psychology
Volume II

ISBN 9781138877528
Published June 23, 2015 by Psychology Press
240 Pages

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Book Description

The second volume in the Advances in Personality Psychology series, this book presents an authoritative collection of works by leading experts in the field. It focuses on three of the major issues in personality psychology: personality, affect and arousal; personality and intelligence; and personality structure.

The first part of the book seeks to analyse cognitive biases dependent on anxiety and the biological foundations of thought and action. It also looks at the influence of temperamental traits on reaction to traumatic events. In the second part, contributions consider the mutual relations between personality and intelligence, the similarities and differences between personality and intelligence, and the cognitive mechanisms of human intelligence and personality. The final part analyses personality structure across cultures and presents a model of personality relevant to situational descriptions.

All the authors are experienced and renowned experts in the field of personality psychology. The volume incorporates critical reviews, bringing the reader up-to-date with key issues, and unique data from contemporary empirical research projects, reflecting the diversity and vigour of current work on personality psychology.

Table of Contents

A. Eliasz, S.E. Hampson, B. de Raad, Editors Preface.  M. W. Eysenck, Cognitive Approaches to Trait Anxiety. J. Strealau, B. Zawadzki, The Functional Significance of Temperament Empirically Tested: Data Based on Hypotheses Derived from the Regulative Theory of Temperament. J. Hettama, Personality and Information Processing: Biological Foundations of Thought and Action. B. Szymura, E. Necka, Three Superfactors of Personality and Three Aspects of Attention. P.L. Ackerman, Personality, Trait Complexes, and Adult Intelligence. N. Brody, Phenotypes and Genotypes of Personality and Intelligence: Similarities and Differences. Timothy Church, Marcia S. Katigbak, Personality Structure Across Cultures: Indigenous and Cross-cultural Perspectives, B. de Raad, Situations that Matter to Personality.

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Andrzej Eliasz is Professor and President of the Warsaw School of Social Psychology, Poland

Sarah Hampson is Professor of Psychology and Health in the Department of Psychology, the University of Surrey, UK, and Senior Scientist, Oregon Research Institute, Eugene, Oregon, USA

Boele de Raad is Professor in the Faculty of Behaviour and Social Sciences at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands


Advances in Personality Psychology covers topics that are at the forefront of modern personality research. The chapter authors are eminent researchers who, in this volume, have set out many of the central issues that personality research will need to explore further in the years ahead.

Martha C. Whiteman, Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Edinburgh

This book follows up nicely on the first volume in the Advances in Personality Psychology series. It provides first-rate reviews of some of the research areas most salient in contemporary personality research.

Gerald Matthews, Professor of Psychology, University of Cincinnati