Advances in Personality Science

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Advances in Personality Science

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This definitive volume lays the foundations for an interdisciplinary science of personality. Leading investigators present novel insights and findings from molecular genetics, child and life-span developmental psychology, neuroscience, dynamical systems theory, evolutionary psychology, and social cognition, as well as personality psychology itself, illuminating--and often reformulating--fundamental questions about the nature of personhood. The book sheds new light on the nature and origins of personality and individual differences, and challenges many traditional assumptions. It also points toward compelling new directions for future work in the field.

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Daniel Cervone, PhD, is Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has been a visiting faculty member at the University of Washington and the University of Rome, ¿La Sapienza,' and a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. His publications include The Coherence of Personality (coedited with Yuichi Shoda).

Walter Mischel, PhD, is the Robert Johnston Niven Professor of Humane Letters in Psychology at Columbia University. He also has held academic appointments at the University of Colorado, Harvard University, and Stanford University, and has been a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. A recipient of the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award of the American Psychological Association, Dr. Mischel currently serves as editor of the Psychological Review.

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Chapter 1. Personality Science
Daniel Cervone and Walter Mischel
Part I. Biological Bases of Individual Differences: Cortical Activity, Affect, and Motivation
Chapter 2. In Search of the Genetic Engram of Personality
Elena L. Grigorenko
Chapter 3. Individual Differences in Childhood Shyness:
Origins, Malleability, and Developmental Course
Louis A. Schmidt and Nathan A. Fox
Chapter 4. States, Traits, and Symptoms: Investigating the Neural Correlates
of Emotion, Personality, and Psychopathology
Wendy Heller, Jennifer I. Schmidtke, Jack B. Nitschke, Nancy S. Koven, and
Gregory A. Miller
Chapter 5. Incentive and Threat Reactivity: Relations with Anterior Cortical Activity
Steven K. Sutton
Part II. Personality Development in Its Social Context
Chapter 6. Models of Development
Michael Lewis
Chapter 7. Evolutionary and Developmental Perspectives on the Agentic Self
Patricia H. Hawley and Todd D. Little
Chapter 8. Birth Cohort, Social Change, and Personality:
The Interplay of Dysphoria and Individualism in the 20th Century
Jean M. Twenge
Chapter 9. Looking Backward:
Changes in the Mean Levels of Personality Traits from 80 to 12
Paul T. Costa, Jr. and Robert R. McCrae
Part III. Personality as a Complex System: Social Cognitive and Affective Dynamics
Chapter 10. What Remains Invariant?: Finding Order within a Person's
Thoughts, Feelings, and Behaviors across Situations
Yuichi Shoda and Scott LeeTiernan
Chapter 11. Integration and Compartmentalization:
A Model of Self Structure and Self Change
Carolin J. Showers
Chapter 12. The Emergence of Personality:
Personal Stability through Interpersonal Synchronization
Andrzej Nowak, Robin R. Vallacher, and Michal Zochowski
Index

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