Handbook of Personality, Second Edition: Theory and Research

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Lawrence A. Pervin, Oliver P. John
Guilford Publications, 1999 - Medical - 738 pages
The fully revised second edition of this classic text ushers the study of personality into the 21st century. Chapters from foremost authorities provide a historical overview of modern personality theory, bring major theoretical perspectives into focus, and report on the current state of the science in a range of key domains. Documenting the ongoing evolution of psychoanalytic, trait, social cognitive, and interactional approaches, the volume explores the dynamic interface between personality psychology and other disciplines. In particular, the recent explosion of knowledge about biological aspects of personality is reflected in chapters on evolutionary psychology, behavioral genetics, neuroscience, and temperament. Major research is also presented on such defining topics as the self; the psychological unconscious; motivational processes; emotion and emotion regulation; stress, coping, and health; interpersonal behavior; personality assessment; and more.

About the author (1999)

Lawrence A. Pervin is Professor of Psychology at Rutgers University. Following an undergraduate education at Brooklyn College and Queens College (City University of New York), he obtained his doctorate from Harvard University in 1962. After six years at Princeton University he went to Rutgers as an Associate Dean to help develop a new, experimental college. The author of many journal articles, including a Citation Classic, and invited book chapters, he also is the author of two leading personality texts, «MDUL»Personality: Theory and Research«MDNM» (Fifth Edition) and «MDUL»Current Controversies and Issues in Personality«MDNM» (Second Edition). Dr. Pervin has served on the editorial board of «MDUL»Psychological Review«MDNM» and the «MDUL»Journal of Personality and Social Psychology«MDNM», and is founding editor of «MDUL»Psychological Inquiry«MDNM», a new international journal of peer commentary and review.

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