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The SAGE Handbook of Personality Theory and Assessment
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The SAGE Handbook of Personality Theory and Assessment
Personality Theories and Models (Volume 1)

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July 2008 | 808 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
A definitive, authoritative and up-to-date resource for anyone interested in the theories, models and assessment methods used for understanding the many factes of Human personality and individual differences

This brand new Handbook of Personality Theory and Assessment 2-Volume Set constitutes an essential resource for shaping the future of the scientific foundation of personality research, measurement, and practice. There is need for an up-to-date and international Handbook that reviews the major contemporary personality models Vol. 1 and associated psychometric measurement instruments Vol. 2 that underpin the scientific study of this important area of individual differences psychology, and in these two Handbooks this is very much achieved.

Made unique by its depth and breadth the Handbooks are internationally edited and authored by Professors Gregory J. Boyle, Gerald Matthews, and Donald H. Saklofske and authored by internationally known academics, this work will be an important reference work for a host of researchers and practitioners in the fields of individual differences and personality assessment, clinical psychology, educational psychology, work and organizational psychology, health psychology and other applied fields as well.

Volume 1: Personality Theories and Models.

Deals with the major theoretical models underlying personality instruments and covers the following broad topics, listed by section heading:

" Explanatory Models For Personality

" Comprehensive Trait Models

" Key Traits: Psychobiology

" Key Traits: Self-Regulation And Stress

" New Trait And Dynamic Trait Constructs

" Applications


1 Personality Theories and Models: An Overview

Gregory J. Boyle, Gerald Matthews and Donald H. Saklofske
 
PART I EXPLANATORY MODELS FOR PERSONALITY
2 Psychophysiological and Biochemical Correlates of Personality

Robert M. Stelmack and Thomas H. Rammsayer
3 Personality and Information Processing: A Cognitive-Adaptive Theory

Gerald Matthews
4 Explanatory Models of Personality: Social-Cognitive Theories and the Knowledge-and-Appraisal Model of Personality Architecture

Daniel Cervone
5 Developmental Perspectives

Jens B. Asendorpf
6 Personality: Cross-Cultural Perspectives

Chi-Yue Chiu, Young-Hoon Kim and Wendy W.N. Wan
7 Behavioral Genetic Studies of Personality: An Introduction and Review of the Results of 50+ Years of Research

Andrew M. Johnson, Philip A. Vernon and Amanda R. Feiler
8 Evolutionary Perspectives on Personality Psychology

Richard L. Michalski and Todd K. Shackelford
9 Modern Personality Theories: What Have We Gained? What Have We Lost?

John B. Campbell
 
PART II COMPREHENSIVE TRAIT MODELS
10 Eysenck's Model of Individual Differences

Kieron P. O'Connor
11 J.A. Gray's Reinforcement Sensitivity Theory (RST) of Personality

Alan D. Pickering and Philip J. Corr
12 Simplifying the Cattellian Psychometric Model

Gregory J. Boyle
13 Empirical and Theoretical Status of the Five-Factor Model of Personality Traits

Robert R. McCrae and Paul T. Costa, Jr.
14 Critique of the Five-Factor Model of Personality

Gregory J. Boyle
 
PART III KEY TRAITS: PSYCHOBIOLOGY
15 Approach and Avoidance Temperaments

Andrew J. Elliot and Todd M. Thrash
16 Biological Substrate of Personality Traits Associated with Aggression

Marijn Lijffijt, Alan C. Swann and F. Gerard Moeller
17 Psychoticism and Impulsivity

David Rawlings and Sharon Dawe
18 Personality and Sensation Seeking

Marvin Zuckerman
19 Schizotypal Personality Models

Melissa J. Green, Gregory J. Boyle and Adrian Raine
 
PART IV KEY TRAITS: SELF-REGULATION AND STRESS
20 Anxiety Revisited: Theory, Research, Applications

Moshe Zeidner
21 A Multidimensional, Hierarchical Model of Self-Concept: An Important Facet of Personality

Herbert W. Marsh
22 Optimism and Pessimism as Personality Variables Linked to Adjustment

Rita Chang, Edward C. Chang, Lawrence J. Sanna and Robert L. Hatcher
23 Self-Consciousness and Similar Personality Constructs

Jakob Smári, Daníel Ólason and Ragnar P. Ólafsson
24 Personality and the Coping Process

James D.A. Parker and Laura M. Wood
 
PART V NEW TRAIT AND DYNAMIC TRAIT CONSTRUCTS
25 Motivational Traits: New Directions and Measuring Motives with the Multi-Motive Grid (MMG)

Thomas A. Langens and Heinz-Dieter Schmalt
26 Processes on the Borderline Between Cognitive Abilities and Personality: Confidence and its Realism

Lazar Stankov and Sabina Kleitman
27 Culture: Ways of Thinking and Believing

Lazar Stankov and Jihyun Lee
28 Emotional Intelligence

Elizabeth J. Austin, James D.A. Parker, K.V. Petrides and Donald H. Saklofske
 
PART VI APPLICATIONS 597
29 Personality Disorders and the DSM: A Critical Review

Mary L. Malik, Brynne E. Johannsen and Larry E. Beutler
30 Personality and Treatment Planning for Psychotherapy: The Systematic Treatment Selection Model

Gary Groth-Marnat, Elisa Gottheil, Weiling Liu, David A. Clinton and Larry E. Beutler
31 Personality and Health: Current Evidence, Potential Mechanisms, and Future Directions

Paula G. Williams, Timothy W. Smith and Matthew R. Cribbet
32 Anxiety, Depression, and Anger: Core Components of Negative Affect in Medical Populations

Ephrem Fernandez and Robert D. Kerns
33 Personality and Alcohol Use

Manuel I. Ibáñez, María A. Ruipérez, Helena Villa, Jorge Moya and Generós Ortet
34 Personality, Stress and the Determination of Smoking Behaviour in Adolescents

Donald G. Byrne and Jason Mazanov
35 Personality Assessment in Organizations

Robert P. Tett and Neil D. Christiansen

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