Research in the field of personality psychology has culminated in a radical departure. The result is Personality Psychology: Recent Trends and Emerging Directions. Drs. Buss and Cantor have compiled the innovative research of twenty-five young, outstanding personality psychologists to represent the recent expansion of issues in the fields. Advances in assessment have brought about more powerful methods and the explanatory tools for extending personality psychology beyond its traditional reaches into the areas of cognitive psychology, evolutionary biology, and sociology. This volume represents a significant landmark in the psychology of personality.Personality psychologists can work in comfortable ignoranceof behavioral genetics; without knowledge of this field, theycan ... them and show their practical utility, and the moreambitious can develop general theories of personalitythat identify fundamental traits. ... Inthe first section, thischapter briefly describes thebehavioral genetic approach and answers the question, awhatdowe knowabout personality?
|Author||:||David M. Buss, Nancy Cantor|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 1989|