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Personality in Adulthood A Five-Factor Theory Perspective

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ISBN-10: 1593852606

ISBN-13: 9781593852603

Edition: 2nd 2003 (Revised)

Authors: Robert R. McCrae, Paul T. Costa, Jr. Costa

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A text for advanced students and a reference for researchers and clinicians, this work examines how dispositions or traits affect the process of aging and shape each individual's life course.
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List price: $39.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Publication date: 10/19/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 268
Size: 5.91" wide x 8.98" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Robert R. McCrae, PhD, is Research Psychologist at the Gerontology Research Center of the National Institute on Aging. He received his doctorate in personality psychology from Boston University in 1976, and has since conducted research on personality structure, assessment, and development. His recent work has centered on cross-cultural studies of personality. He has authored or coauthored over 250 articles and chapters, and with Paul T. Costa, Jr., he is author of the Revised NEO Personality Inventory. Paul T. Costa, Jr., PhD, is Chief of the Laboratory of Personality and Cognition at the National Institute on Aging's Intramural Research Program in Baltimore, Maryland. His enduring…    

Facts and Theories of Adult Development
The Pendulum of Opinion on Personality Stability
In Search of a Phenomenon
A Note on Psychotherapy
When Does Adulthood Begin?
Other Views: Theories of Change
A Trait Approach to Personality
Perspectives on Human Nature
Basic Principles of Trait Psychology
How Many Traits? Which Ones?
The Quest for a Unified System
Natural Languages and the Five-Factor Model
Measuring Personality
From Concepts to Data
Self-Reports and Observer Ratings
A Questionnaire Measure: The NEO Personality Inventory
Facets of N, E, and O
Facets of A and C
Making Distinctions
The Comprehensiveness of the Five-Factor Model
The Search for Growth or Decline in Personality
Cross-Sectional Studies of Personality Differences
Sampling Bias
Cohort Effects
Longitudinal Designs: Tracking Changes over Time
Stability in the 16PF
Sequential Strategies: Avoiding Practice and Time Effects
An Integrated Approach
Recent Developments
Small, Slow Changes
Another Mystery
A Different Analysis
Implications: Debunking Some Myths of Aging
Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Personality and Aging
A Universal Structure
Adult Development across Cultures
History, Culture, and Cross-Sectional Comparisons
Some Possible Interpretations
Cross-Cultural Evidence on Stability
The Course of Personality Development in the Individual
Two Different Questions: Stability and Change in Groups and in Individuals
Developmental Patterns in Individuals
Investigating the Course of Personality Traits
Longitudinal Evidence
The Time Course of Stability
Stability Reconsidered: Qualifications and Rival Hypotheses
Methodological Issues in the Assessment of Stability
The Self-Concept and Stability
Accounting for Variance and Correcting for Unreliability
Retrospection and Self-Perceived Change
Moderators of Change
Psychological Characteristics
Life Events
Physical and Mental Health
Case Studies in Stability
Implications: Planning for the Future
A Different View: Ego Psychologies and Projective Methods
Dynamic or Ego Psychologies
Developmental Sequences
Dynamic Dispositions
Contrasting Traits with Ego Processes
Conflict and Its Resolution
Temporal Organization
Individual Differences in Ego Processes
Traits and Metatraits?
Developmental Changes in Ego Processes
Projective Assessments of Personality
Problems in Projective Methods
Conscious versus Unconscious Elements
Projective Testing and the Stability of Personality
Inkblot Tests
TAT Studies
Age and the Spontaneous Self-Concept
Adult Development as Seen through the Personal Interview
Form and Content in Psychological Interviews
Interview-Based Theories of Adult Development
Levinson's Seasons
Gould's Transformations
In Search of the Midlife Crisis
A Five-Factor Theory of Personality
The Birth of a Theory
Five-Factor Theory
Components of the Personality System
Postulates of FFT: How the System Works
The Origins of Traits
Trait Development and the FFT
Changes in Individual Differences
Evaluating Five-Factor Theory
The Influences of Personality on the Life Course
What Changes?
The Objective Biography
Characteristic Adaptations
The Self-Concept
Studying Life Structure and Life Course
Psychological Adjustment across the Lifespan
Personal Projects, Social Clocks, and Psychobiography
Marriage and Divorce
Trait Influences on the Self-Concept
The Life Narrative