Advances in Personality Psychology, Volume 1

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Sarah E. Hampson
Psychology Press, 2000 - Psychology - 242 pages
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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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Contents

Crosslanguage studies of lexical personality factors
1
Figures
2
Variablecentred and personcentred approaches
37
Qtypes identified at ages 46 years
53
their average Big Five patterns across four studies
67
the broad picture
77
the case of observational
107
operate at a global level whereas environmental influences
126
recent developments
138
cardiovascular disease
157
the different models of biological mechanisms
185
cognitive science perspectives
199
explanations for personalityemotion associations
205
Index
238
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Sarah E. Hampson is Professor of Psychology and Health at the University of Surrey and President of the European Association of Personality Psychology.

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