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Personality 101

SKU# 9780826107848

Author: Gorkan Ahmetoglu PhD, Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic PhD


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What is personality? How do we measure it? This unique text presents the most current scientific findings about personality in a friendly, jargon-free format. It addresses historical views of personality and compares the reigning Five Factor Model with the most current competing models of personality. The authors discuss techniques of assessing personality and provide information on its role in life outcomes ranging from career choice to interpersonal relationships. The text also addresses controversies and moral implications pertaining to the application of personality assessment in social, organizational, and business contexts. It offers a comprehensive account of the consequences of personality on people's lives in such areas as religious and political attitudes and implications for health.


Product Details 

  • Publication Date September 10, 2012
  • Page Count 336
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826107848
  • EISBN 9780826107855

Table of Contents 


SECTION I What Is Personality and Where Does It Come From?

Chapter 1 What Is Personality and Why Be Interested?

Chapter 2 Why Are Some People Different From Others? Understanding the Causes of Personality

Chapter 3 How Is Personality Assessed?

SECTION II Does Personality Matter?

Chapter 4 Personality and Social Implications

Chapter 5 Personality and Personal Implications

Chapter 6 Personality and Career Implications

SECTION III Controversies and Future Directions

Chapter 7 Controversies

Chapter 8 Directions and Future Research



Interview With The Author 

Personality and its Implications for Life & Romance: Gorkan Ahmetoglu

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