Pioneers of Personality Science

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Pioneers of Personality Science

SKU# 9780826132055

Autobiographical Perspectives


  • Stephen Strack PhD
  • Bill N. Kinder PhD

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The field of personology or personality is enjoying great growth, spurred by findings from behavior genetics, evolutionary psychology, rethinking of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders definition of personality disorders, and advances in test construction and psychometrics . This book traces the development of the field, written by those who were the pioneers of personality assessment.

Sixteen autobiographical chapters written by the pioneers of personality assessment trace the development of the field. With accompanying photos and a concise bibliography from each contributor, this one-of-a-kind compilation of the past, present, and future of personology provide a unique insider's view of the discipline.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date November 18, 2005
  • Page Count 448
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780826132055
  • EISBN 9780826132048

Table of Contents 

    Foreword, Irving B. Weiner
    Preface, Stephen. Strack and Bill N. Kinder
  1. My Unexpected Life, Jack Block
  2. Pathways, Arnold H. Buss
  3. Discontinuities, Side Steps, and Finding a Proper Place: An Autobiographical Account, James N. Butcher
  4. A Report on Myself: The Science and/or Art of Assessment, Richard H. Dana
  5. A Psychologist Grows in Brooklyn: Reflections from the Past, Leonard Handler
  6. A Life-Long Attempt to Understand and Assess Personality, Robert R. Holt
  7. Over Half a Century of Playing with Inkblots and Other Wonderous Pursuits, Wayne H. Holtzman
  8. Have PhD, Will Travel, Samuel Karson
  9. From Freud to Gehrig to Rapaport to DiMaggio, Paul M. Lerner
  10. Confessions of an Iconoclast: At Home on the Fringe, Jane Loevinger
  11. Speak, Memory, or Goodbye, Columbus, Joseph Masling
  12. A Blessed and Charmed Personal Odyssey, Theodore Millon
  13. Ideas from My Undergraduate Years: An Autobiographical Fragment, Edwin S. Shneidman
  14. Chance and Choice, Change and Continuity: That's Life, Norman D. Sundberg
  15. The Shaping of Personality: Genes, Environments, and Chance Encounters, Marvin Zuckerman

  16. Index