Titel: Personality in Adulthood, Second Edition: A Five-Factor Theory Perspective
Autor/en: Robert R. McCrae, Paul T. Costa
Oktober 2005 - kartoniert - 268 Seiten
An ideal text for advanced students and a timely reference for researchers and clinicians, this influential work examines how enduring dispositions or traits affect the process of aging and shape each individual's life course. In the process, it offers a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the Five-Factor Model of personality. From two well-known authorities in the field, the volume is grounded in a growing body of empirical evidence. Special attention is given to how research on the Five-Factor Model can contribute to the development of a comprehensive theory of personality.
Facts and Theories of Adult Development. A Trait Approach to Personality. Measuring Personality. The Search for Growth or Decline in Personality. Cross-cultural Perspectives on Personality and Aging. The Course of Personality Development in the Individual. Stability Reconsidered: Qualifications and Rival Hypotheses. A Different View: Ego Psychologies and Projective Methods. Adult Development as Seen through the Personal Interview. A Five-Factor Theory of Personality. The Influences of Personality on the Life Course.
Robert R. McCrae, PhD, is Research Psychologist at the Gerontology Research Center of the National Institute on Aging. He received his doctorate in personality psychology from Boston University in 1976, and has since conducted research on personality structure, assessment, and development. His recent work has centered on cross-cultural studies of personality. He has authored or coauthored over 250 articles and chapters, and with Paul T. Costa, Jr., he is author of the Revised NEO Personality Inventory. Paul T. Costa, Jr., PhD, is Chief of the Laboratory of Personality and Cognition at the National Institute on Aging's Intramural Research Program in Baltimore, Maryland. His enduring interests are in the structure and measurement of personality and in lifespan development, psychopathology, and neurobiological bases of personality. He has authored or coauthored over 300 papers and chapters and has served as President of APA Divisions 5 and 20, the Association for Research in Personality, and the International Society for the Study of Individual Differences. Note: This book was written by Robert R. McCrae and Paul T. Costa, Jr., in their private capacities. No official support or endorsement by the National Institute on Aging is intended or should be inferred.
'The first edition of Personality in Adulthood was a landmark in the presentation of the Five-Factor Model. The second edition builds on that contribution and presents the most current formulation of the theory and supportive research. Particularly noteworthy is the attention given to cross-cultural studies. Every personality psychologist will want to give careful attention to this important contribution.' - Lawrence A. Pervin, PhD 'Little background in psychology or gerontology is assumed, and research methods and statistics are introduced and explained along the way. Yet the book is not only for beginners. Researchers in adult personality development will find this book to be an invaluable portal to the authors' extensive research program.' - Daniel J. Ozer, PhD