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The SAGE Handbook of Personality Theory and Assessment

The SAGE Handbook of Personality Theory and Assessment

Two Volume Set
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September 2008 | 1 256 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This brand new Handbook of Personality Theory and Assessment 2-Volume Set constitutes an essential resource for shaping the future of the scientific foundation of personality research, measurement, and practice. There is need for an up-to-date and international Handbook that reviews the major contemporary personality models (Vol. 1) and associated psychometric measurement instruments (Vol. 2) that underpin the scientific study of this important area of individual differences psychology, and in these two Handbooks this is very much achieved.

Edited by Professors Gregory J. Boyle, Gerald Matthews, and Donald H. Saklofske and authored by internationally known academics, this work will be an important reference work for a host of researchers and practitioners in the fields of individual differences and personality assessment, clinical psychology, educational psychology, work and organizational psychology, health psychology and other applied fields as well.

Volumen 1: Handbook of Personality Theory and Assessment: Personality Theories and Models
1 Personality Theories and Models: An Overview

Gregory J. Boyle, Gerald Matthews and Donald H. Saklofske
2 Psychophysiological and Biochemical Correlates of Personality

Robert M. Stelmack and Thomas H. Rammsayer
3 Personality and Information Processing: A Cognitive-Adaptive Theory

Gerald Matthews
4 Explanatory Models of Personality: Social-Cognitive Theories and the Knowledge-and-Appraisal Model of Personality Architecture

Daniel Cervone
5 Developmental Perspectives

Jens B. Asendorpf
6 Personality: Cross-Cultural Perspectives

Chi-Yue Chiu, Young-Hoon Kim and Wendy W.N. Wan
7 Behavioral Genetic Studies of Personality: An Introduction and Review of the Results of 50+ Years of Research

Andrew M. Johnson, Philip A. Vernon and Amanda R. Feiler
8 Evolutionary Perspectives on Personality Psychology

Richard L. Michalski and Todd K. Shackelford
9 Modern Personality Theories: What Have We Gained? What Have We Lost?

John B. Campbell
10 Eysenck's Model of Individual Differences

Kieron P. O'Connor
11 J.A. Gray's Reinforcement Sensitivity Theory (RST) of Personality

Alan D. Pickering and Philip J. Corr
12 Simplifying the Cattellian Psychometric Model

Gregory J. Boyle
13 Empirical and Theoretical Status of the Five-Factor Model of Personality Traits

Robert R. McCrae and Paul T. Costa, Jr.
14 Critique of the Five-Factor Model of Personality

Gregory J. Boyle
15 Approach and Avoidance Temperaments

Andrew J. Elliot and Todd M. Thrash
16 Biological Substrate of Personality Traits Associated with Aggression

Marijn Lijffijt, Alan C. Swann and F. Gerard Moeller
17 Psychoticism and Impulsivity

David Rawlings and Sharon Dawe
18 Personality and Sensation Seeking

Marvin Zuckerman
19 Schizotypal Personality Models

Melissa J. Green, Gregory J. Boyle and Adrian Raine
20 Anxiety Revisited: Theory, Research, Applications

Moshe Zeidner
21 A Multidimensional, Hierarchical Model of Self-Concept: An Important Facet of Personality

Herbert W. Marsh
22 Optimism and Pessimism as Personality Variables Linked to Adjustment

Rita Chang, Edward C. Chang, Lawrence J. Sanna and Robert L. Hatcher
23 Self-Consciousness and Similar Personality Constructs

Jakob Smári, Daníel Ólason and Ragnar P. Ólafsson
24 Personality and the Coping Process

James D.A. Parker and Laura M. Wood
25 Motivational Traits: New Directions and Measuring Motives with the Multi-Motive Grid (MMG)

Thomas A. Langens and Heinz-Dieter Schmalt
26 Processes on the Borderline Between Cognitive Abilities and Personality: Confidence and its Realism

Lazar Stankov and Sabina Kleitman
27 Culture: Ways of Thinking and Believing

Lazar Stankov and Jihyun Lee
28 Emotional Intelligence

Elizabeth J. Austin, James D.A. Parker, K.V. Petrides and Donald H. Saklofske
29 Personality Disorders and the DSM: A Critical Review

Mary L. Malik, Brynne E. Johannsen and Larry E. Beutler
30 Personality and Treatment Planning for Psychotherapy: The Systematic Treatment Selection Model

Gary Groth-Marnat, Elisa Gottheil, Weiling Liu, David A. Clinton and Larry E. Beutler
31 Personality and Health: Current Evidence, Potential Mechanisms, and Future Directions

Paula G. Williams, Timothy W. Smith and Matthew R. Cribbet
32 Anxiety, Depression, and Anger: Core Components of Negative Affect in Medical Populations

Ephrem Fernandez and Robert D. Kerns
33 Personality and Alcohol Use

Manuel I. Ibáñez, María A. Ruipérez, Helena Villa, Jorge Moya and Generós Ortet
34 Personality, Stress and the Determination of Smoking Behaviour in Adolescents

Donald G. Byrne and Jason Mazanov
35 Personality Assessment in Organizations

Robert P. Tett and Neil D. Christiansen
Volume 2: Handbook of Personality Theory and Assessment: Personality Measurement and Testing
1 Personality Measurement and Testing: An Overview

Gregory J. Boyle, Gerald Matthews and Donald H. Saklofske
2 Measures of the Personality Factors Found Recurrently in Human Lexicons

Gerard Saucier
3 Cross-Cultural Personality Assessment

Fons J.R. van de Vijver and Dianne A. van Hemert
4 Measurement Issues Concerning a Personality Model Spanning Temperament, Character, and Experience

Chris J. Jackson
5 The California Psychological Inventory - 434- and 260-item Editions

Douglas P. Boer, Nicola J. Starkey and Andrea M. Hodgetts
6 The Comrey Personality Scales

Andrew L. Comrey
7 The Sixteen Personality Factor Questionnaire (16PF)

Heather E.P. Cattell and Alan D. Mead
8 Contribution of Cattellian Personality Instruments

Gregory J. Boyle and Keith Barton
9 The Revised NEO Personality Inventory (NEO-PI-R)

Paul T. Costa, Jr. and Robert R. McCrae
10 The Eysenck Personality Measures: Fifty Years of Scale Development

Adrian Furnham, Sybil B.G. Eysenck and Donald H. Saklofske
11 Zuckerman-Kuhlman Personality Questionnaire (ZKPQ): An Operational Definition of the Alternative Five Factorial Model of Personality

Marvin Zuckerman
12 The HEXACO Model of Personality Structure

Michael C. Ashton and Kibeom Lee
13 Exploring Personality Through Test Construction: Development of the Multidimensional Personality Questionnaire

Auke Tellegen and Niels G. Waller
14 Psychophysiological Window on Personality: Pragmatic and Philosophical Considerations

John J. Furedy
15 Psychophysiological Measurement of Personality

Eco de Geus and David L. Neumann
16 Genomic Imaging of Personality: Towards a Molecular Neurobiology of Impulsivity

Eliza Congdon and Turhan Canli
17 Temperament From a Psychometric Perspective: Theory and Measurement

Jan Strelau and Bogdan Zawadzki
18 From Situation Assessment to Personality: Building a Social-Cognitive Model of a Person

Vivian Zayas, Donna D. Whitsett, Jenna J.Y. Lee, Nicole Wilson and Yuichi Shoda
19 The Angry Personality: A Representation on Six Dimensions of Anger Expression

Ephrem Fernandez
20 Interpersonal Theory and the Measurement of Interpersonal Constructs

Leonard M. Horowitz, Bulent Turan, Kelly R. Wilson and Pavel Zolotsev
21 Measuring Emotional Intelligence as a Mental Ability in Adults and Children

Susan E. Rivers, Marc A. Brackett and Peter Salovey
22 The Measurement of Emotional Intelligence: A Decade of Progress?

Richard D. Roberts, Ralf Schulze and Carolyn MacCann
23 The Nonverbal Personality Questionnaire and the Five-Factor Nonverbal Personality Questionnaire

Ryan Y. Hong and Sampo V. Paunonen
24 Using Implicit Association Tests for the Assessment of Implicit Personality Self-Concept

Konrad Schnabel, Jens B. Asendorpf and Anthony G. Greenwald
25 The Objective-Analytic Test Battery

James M. Schuerger
26 Behavioral Measures of Personality in Children

Ellen W. Rowe, Alyssa M. Perna and Randy W. Kamphaus
27 The Projective Assessment of Personality Structure and Pathology

Mark A. Blais and Matthew R. Baity
28 Modern Applications of the MMPI/MMPI-2 in Assessment

Edward Helmes
29 The Dimensional Assessment of Personality Pathology (DAPP)

W. John Livesley and Roseann M. Larstone
30 The Personality Assessment Inventory

Leslie C. Morey and Suman Ambwani
31 The Assessment of Clinical Disorders Within Raymond Cattell's Personality Model 646

Samuel E. Krug
32 The Logic and Methodology of the Millon Inventories

Theodore Millon

"Boyle, Matthews, and Saklofske gathered an impressive array of contributors for this handbook. Their first assumption, stated on very first page, is that "most researchers in the area share a set of common core beliefs supported by empirical evidence." This is such an amazing turnaround from Walter Mischel's critique of personality psychology in his Personality and Assessment (1968). It is clear from this handbook that personality psychology does not have a clear, unifying theme. The editors and contributors make the case (whether intentionally or not) that this has much more to do with the subject matter--human personality--than with any weakness in the field or its practitioners. The claim that researchers in personality psychology share a set of common beliefs and that empirical evidence supports these beliefs is worth exploring, and the contributors do a solid job of this. Volume 1 outlines major theories of personality (including newer areas of interest such as psychobiology and self-regulation), and volume 2 thoroughly critiques and analyzes a broad range of measurement instruments and methodological approaches in the study of personality psychology. This is a very important handbook for those currently working in personality psychology or planning to pursue a career in the field. Summing Up: Essential. Graduate students, researchers, and professionals."

R.E. Osborne
Texas State University--San Marcos
CHOICE magazine

Sample Materials & Chapters

Volume One, Chapter One PDF

Gregory J. Boyle

Professor Boyle has spent over three decades undertaking quantitative research in the field of psychometrics, as related to the measurement of individual differences in personality, intelligence, and motivation, as well as undertaking studies within the fields of neuropsychology, clinical psychology, and educational psychology. In more recent years, he has applied his extensive research skills to studies within the broad fields of medical/health psychology, and has undertaken many studies within the area of women's health. Lately, he has focused his attention more on research topics pertaining to men's health. More About Author

Gerald Matthews

Donald H Saklofske, Ph.D

My research focuses on the study of individual differences with an emphasis on personality and intelligence, including emotional intelligence. These studies and resulting publications are theoretical and practical as well as correlational and experimental. The opportunity for cross-cultural studies has significantly broadened the scope of this research. Also, my recent research interests in emotional intelligence, including emotions and social cognition is motivated by the current emphasis on prevention, resiliency, psychological health, and building capacity. Publications of some of my more recent books, book chapters and journal articles... More About Author