Personality psychology is a rapidly maturing science making important advances on both conceptual and methodological fronts. The Cambridge Handbook of Personality Psychology offers a one-stop source for the most up-to-date scientific personality psychology. It provides a summary of cutting-edge personality research in all its forms, from DNA to political influences on its development, expression, pathology and applications. The chapters are informative, lively, stimulating and, sometimes, controversial and the team of international authors, led by two esteemed editors, ensures a truly wide range of theoretical perspectives. Each research area is discussed in terms of scientific foundations, main theories and findings, and future directions for research. With useful descriptions of technological approaches (for example, molecular genetics and functional neuroimaging) the Handbook is an invaluable aid to understanding the central role played by personality in psychology and will appeal to students of occupational, health, clinical, cognitive and forensic psychology.
Personology is the study of human character in all of its complexities, covering the range of normal and pathological individuals, from evolutionary development, classification, diagnosis and measurement, to intervention at the individual, family, and societal levels. This volume, sure to become a classic in the field, provides a state-of-the-art overview of the field of personology, including personality theory, taxonomy, and assessment; diagnosis and treatment of personality disorders; and the interface between normal and abnormal personlity. The breadth and depth of this monumental work and the caliber of its contributors is unsurpassed. • Many of the leading clinicians and researchers in psychology are contributors including Otto Kernberg, John Livesley, Robert Bornstein, Jeffrey Magnavita, Drew Westen, Irving Weiner, and Lorna Benjamin • Represents the culmination of a professional career and a capstone to our publishing program in the area of personality and psychopathology
This book presents a new theory of personality. The use of the term “personality” by psychologists is odd since it does not coincide with the dictionary definition of personality. “The state or quality of being a person”
From the Introduction: "The approach of this text will be multidisciplinary: psychologists, philosophers, theologians, and ethicists grappling with what it means to be a person. This volume will not attempt to provide a comprehensive history of psychology but will instead focus on selected representatives of various paradigms of psychology: from the first systematic psychologist, Aristotle, through psychology's development as an empirical science, and to recent developments in family systems theory. It will especially emphasize a social-relational-spiritual view of the self: namely, human relations to God and to others are essential to humanity"
This successful text puts "personality" back into the personality course, integrating the classic insights of the personality theorists with modern research in a manner that will fascinate and encourage deeper thought.This text explores classic theory from a perspective that encourages critical thinking and fosters intellectual insight with respect to human nature. For example, it shows the relevance of classic theory to topics of personality and culture, evolution, ego, gender, and person-situation interactionism.Employing the highest scientific standards, Personality also uses a wide range of unique and provocative pedagogical devices that have been shown to motivate students. Hailed as the best-written, most relevant personality textbook on the market, Friedman and Schustack's third edition brings the field of personality to today's diverse student body.