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Author Ashton, Michael C.

Title Individual differences and personality / Michael C. Ashton
Published Amsterdam ; London : Academic Press, [2007]


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Description xxiv, 339 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents Ch. 1. Basic concepts in psychological measurement -- Ch. 2. Personality traits and the inventories that measure them -- Ch. 3. Personality structure : classifying traits -- Ch. 4. Developmental change and stability of personality -- Ch. 5. Biological bases of personality -- Ch. 6. Genetic and environmental influences on personality -- Ch. 7. The evolutionary function of personality -- Ch. 8. Personality disorders -- Ch. 9. Personality and life outcomes -- Ch. 10. Mental ability -- Ch. 11. Religion and politics -- Ch. 12. Sexuality
Summary "This textbook on Individual Differences and Personality aims to describe how and why personality varies. Unlike books that focus on individual theorists with little discussion of current research, this book focuses on research findings and what they tell us on the nature, development, and variability of personality and what that means to an individual in the course of a life. The book begins with a discussion of how personality is measured, and the basic dimensions that summarize personality traits. The book then moves into how personality develops over time, covering questions of change versus stability, and then into the origins of personality variation, including biological, genetic, and environmental causes. This leads into a discussion of the function of personality, the consequences of personality variation in modern society relative to the evolutionary past, and to a discussion of personality disorders and how personality influences positive or adverse life outcomes in relationships, work, and health." "Intended for upper level undergraduate and graduate courses in personality and individual differences, the book may also serve as a useful overview of personality research to academics in related fields."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Personality.
Individual differences.
LC no. 2007279205
ISBN 9780123741295 (hbk.)
0123741297 (hbk.)