Personality Psychology: Recent Trends and Emerging Directions by David M. BussPersonality Psychology: Recent Trends and Emerging Directions by David M. Buss

Personality Psychology: Recent Trends and Emerging Directions

byDavid M. BussEditorNancy Cantor

Paperback | July 2, 2013

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Research in the field of personality psychology has culminated in a radical departure. The result isPersonality Psychology: Recent Trends and Emerging Directions . Drs. Buss and Cantor have compiled the innovative research of twenty-five young, outstanding personality psychologists to represent the recent expansion of issues in the fields. Advances in assessment have brought about more powerful methods and the explanatory tools for extending personality psychology beyond its traditional reaches into the areas of cognitive psychology, evolutionary biology, and sociology. This volume represents a significant landmark in the psychology of personality.
Title:Personality Psychology: Recent Trends and Emerging DirectionsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:358 pagesPublished:July 2, 2013Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1468406361

ISBN - 13:9781468406368


Table of Contents

I New Middle-Level Units in Personality Psychology.- 1 Personal Projects Analysis: Trivial Pursuits, Magnificent Obsessions, and the Search for Coherence.- 2 Exploring the Relations Between Motives and Traits: The Case of Narcissism.- 3 Cognitive Strategies as Personality: Effectiveness, Specificity, Flexibility, and Change.- 4 An Alternative Paradigm for Studying the Accuracy of Person Perception: Simulated Personalities.- II New Forms of Personality Coherence.- 5 On the Continuities and Consequences of Personality: A Life-Course Perspective.- 6 Life Paths of Aggressive and Withdrawn Children.- 7 Emotional Adaptation to Life Transitions: Early Impact on Integrative Cognitive Processes.- 8 Performance Evaluation and Intrinsic Motivation Processes: The Effects of Achievement Orientation and Rewards.- 9 The Problem of Life's Meaning.- 10 Conditional Patterns, Transference, and the Coherence of Personality Across Time.- 11 The Development of a Narrative Identity.- III Advances in Assessment.- 12 A Process Approach to Personality Psychology: Utilizing Time as a Facet of Data.- 13 Metatraits: Interitem Variance as Personality Assessment.- 14 Socially Desirable Responding: Some New Solutions to Old Problems.- 15 Accuracy in Personality Judgment and the Dancing Bear.- 16 Construct Validity in Personality Assessment.- IV Advances in Identifying the Structure of Personality.- 17 Why I Advocate the Five-Factor Model: Joint Factor Analyses of the NEO-PI with Other Instruments.- 18 The Optimal Level of Measurement for Personality Constructs.- 19 Towards a Taxonomy of Personality Descriptors.- V Expansion of Levels of Explanation in Personality.- 20 Identity Orientations and Self-Interpretation.- 21 Using Traits to Construct Personality.- 22 Personality Theory and Behavioral Genetics: Contributions and Issues.- 23 A Biosocial Perspective on Mates and Traits: Reuniting Personality and Social Psychology.- 24 The Evolutionary History of Genetic Variation: An Emerging Issue in the Behavioral Genetic Study of Personality.- 25 Levels of Explanation in Personality Theory.