Handbook of Personality
Theory and Research
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Now in a revised and expanded fourth edition, this definitive reference and text has more than 50% new material, reflecting a decade of theoretical and empirical advances. Prominent researchers describe major theories and review cutting-edge findings. The volume explores how personality emerges from and interacts with biological, developmental, cognitive, affective, and social processes, and the implications for well-being and health. Innovative research programs and methods are presented throughout. The concluding section showcases emerging issues and new directions in the field.
New to This Edition
*Expanded coverage of personality development, with chapters on the overall life course, middle childhood, adolescence, and early adulthood.
*Three new chapters on affective processes, plus chapters on neurobiology, achievement motivation, cognitive approaches, narcissism, and other new topics.
*Section on cutting-edge issues: personality interventions, personality manifestations in everyday life, geographical variation in personality, self-knowledge, and the links between personality and economics.
*Added breadth and accessibility--42 more concise chapters, compared to 32 in the prior edition.
Table of Contents
I. Theoretical Perspectives and Conceptual Units
1. The Evolution of Human Personality, David M. G. Lewis & David M. Buss
2. History, Measurement, Conceptual Elaboration of the Big-Five Trait Taxonomy: The Paradigm Matures, Oliver P. John & Christopher J. Soto
3. Toward an Integrative Theory of Motivation, Personality, and Development, Carol S. Dweck
4. Achievement Goal Complexes: Integrating the “What” and the “Why” of Achievement Motivation, Nicolas Sommet, Andrew J. Elliot, & Kennon M. Sheldon
5. Narrative Identity and the Life Story, Dan P. McAdams
II. Biological Foundations
6. Temperament: Theory and Research, Lee Anna Clark & David Watson
7. Personality in Animals: What Can We Learn from a Species-Comparative Approach?, Alexander Weiss
8. The Neurobiology of Personality, Colin G. DeYoung, Rachael G. Grazioplene, & Timothy A. Allen
9. Behavioral Genetics and Personality: Ongoing Efforts to Integrate Nature and Nurture, Robert F. Krueger & Wendy Johnson
10. Molecular Genetics of Personality, Marleen H. M. de Moor
11. Personality Development across the Life Course: A Neo-Socioanalytic Perspective, Brent W. Roberts & Lauren B. Nickel
12. Personality Development in Middle Childhood, Rebecca L. Shiner
13. Personality in Adolescence, Filip De Fruyt & Evalill Bølstad Karevold
14. Personality and Life Transitions in Young Adulthood, Wiebke Bleidorn & Jaap J. A. Denissen
15. Personality Development in Adulthood and Later Life, Daniel K. Mroczek, Eileen K. Graham, Nicholas A. Turiano, & Mazeed Omotilewa Aro-Lambo
16. Personality and Parenting, Olivia E. Atherton & Thomas J. Schofield
IV. Cognitive and Motivational Processes
17. Cognitive Approaches to Personality, Michael D. Robinson
18. Implicit Motives, Oliver C. Schultheiss & Martin G. Köllner
19. A Cognitive–Affective Processing System Approach to Personality Dispositions: Rejection Sensitivity as an Illustrative Case Study, Ozlem Ayduk & Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton
20. Creativity and Genius, Dean Keith Simonton
V. Affective Processes
21. Emotion and Personality: A Social Functionalist Approach, Dacher Keltner & Michelle N. Shiota
22. The Approach System as a Component of Personality, Sheri L. Johnson, Benjamin Swerdlow, Jennifer Pearlstein, Manon Ironside, & Charles S. Carver
23. The Self-Conscious and Social Emotions: A Personality and Social Functionalist Account, Jessica L. Tracy & Aaron C. Weidman
24. Emotion Regulation: Basic Processes and Individual Differences, Tammy English, Lameese Eldesouky, & James J. Gross
25. Self-Regulatory Processes, Stress, and Coping, Charles S. Carver & Michael F. Scheier
VI. Self- and Social Processes: Relationships, Culture, Environment
26. Naturalizing the Self, Richard W. Robins
27. Identity Negotiation: A Theory of Self and Social Interaction, William B. Swann, Jr. & Jennifer K. Bosson
28. Self-Regulation and Personality, Rick H. Hoyle & Erin K. Davisson
29. Narcissism in Contemporary Personality Psychology, M. Brent Donnellan, Robert A. Ackerman, & Aidan G. C. Wright
30. Attachment Theory and Its Place in Contemporary Personality Theory and Research, R. Chris Fraley & Phillip R. Shaver
31. Persons, Situations, and Person–Situation Interactions, R. Michael Furr & David C. Funder
32. Culture and Personality: Current Directions, Shigehiro Oishi, Kostadin Kushlev, & Verónica Benet-Martinez
VII. Applications and Implications
33. Personality and Religion, Sarah A. Schnitker & Robert A. Emmons
34. Personality and Subjective Well-Being, Richard E. Lucas & Ed Diener
35. Personality and Psychopathology, Jennifer L. Tackett & Stephanie Mullins-Sweatt
36. Personality and Personality Disorder, Thomas A. Widiger & Joshua R. Oltmanns
37. Personality and Health: A Lifespan Perspective, Howard S. Friedman & Sarah E. Hampson
VIII. Emerging Issues and New Directions
38. Personality Interventions, Joshua J. Jackson, Emorie D. Beck, & Anissa Mike
39. Ecological Sampling Methods for Studying Personality in Daily Life, Matthias R. Mehl & Cornelia Wrzus
40. Putting Personality in Its Place: A Geographical Perspective on Personality Traits, Peter J. Rentfrow & Samuel D. Gosling
41. What Do We Know When We Know Ourselves?, Simine Vazire & Erika Carlson
42. Some Contributions of Economics to the Study of Personality, James J. Heckman, Tomáš Jagelka, & Tim Kautz
Oliver P. John, PhD, is Professor of Psychology and Research Psychologist at the Institute of Personality and Social Research at the University of California, Berkeley. He has served as an Associate Editor of Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin and has contributed nationally and internationally to the application of psychological research to economic and education policy. Dr. John is a recipient of the Jack Block Award for Senior Career Contributions to Personality Psychology from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology and the Best Paper of the Year Award from the Journal of Research in Personality, among numerous other honors. His research focuses on personality structure and development, emotion expression and regulation, self and self-perception processes, and research methods; his Big Five Inventory and Emotion Regulation Questionnaire have been translated into more than 20 languages.
Richard W. Robins, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Davis, where he is Director of the Personality, Self and Emotion Lab; Director of the California Families Project, and a member of the core faculty for the National Institute of Mental Health Training Program in Affective Science. Dr. Robins is an Associate Editor of Personality and Social Psychology Review and a past Associate Editor of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. He is a recipient of the Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology from the American Psychological Association and both the Theoretical Innovation Prize and the Diener Award for Outstanding Mid-Career Contributions to Personality Psychology from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. His research focuses on personality, emotion, the self, and ethnic minority youth development.