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Personality and Individual Differences

Personality and Individual Differences
Revisiting the Classic Studies

First Edition
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December 2018 | 296 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Revisiting the Classic Studies is a series of texts that introduces readers to the studies in psychology that changed the way we think about core topics in the discipline today. It provokes students to ask more interesting and challenging questions about the field by encouraging a deeper level of engagement, both with the details of the studies themselves and with the nature of their contribution.

Edited by leading scholars in their field and written by researchers at the cutting edge of these developments, the chapters in each text provide details of the original works and their theoretical and empirical impact, and then discuss the ways in which thinking and research has advanced in the years since the studies were conducted.

Personality and Individual Differences: Revisiting the Classic Studies traces 14 ground-breaking studies by researchers such as Hans Eysenck, Raymond Cattell, Ernest Tupes and Raymond Christal to re-examine and reflect on their findings and engage in a lively discussion of the subsequent work that they have inspired.

Chapter 1: Characterising Personality and Individual Differences: Building on Webb (1915)
Chapter 2: Trait Names and their Number: Building on Allport and Odbert (1936)
Chapter 3: Factor Analysis of Trait Names: Building on Cattell (1943)
Chapter 4: The Dimensional Model of Personality and Psychopathology: Building on Eysenck (1944)
Chapter 5: Big-5 Factors of Personality: Building on Tupes and Christal (1961)
Chapter 6: The challenge to Traits and Situationism: Building on Mischel (1968)
Chapter 7: Sensitivity to Punishment and Reward: Building on Gray (1970)
Chapter 8: Beyond Reinforcement - Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation: Building on Deci (1971)
Chapter 9: Similarity of Twin Reared Apart: Building on Thomas J. Bouchard, Jr. et al. (1990)
Chapter 10: The Evolution of Personality: Building on Buss (1991)
Chapter 11: Personality, Health and Death: Building Friedman et al (1993)
Chapter 12: Realistic ratings of personality: Building on Funder (1995)
Chapter 13: Personality Traits as State Density Distributions: Building on Fleeson (2001)
Chapter 14: The Dark Side of Personality: Building on Paulhus and Williams (2002)

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