Personality Science: The Science of Human Diversity
Personality Science: The Science of Human Diversity

Personality Science: The Science of Human Diversity

Lead Author(s): Ulrich Schimmack

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This book provides a modern and up-to-date introduction to personality psychology. The first six chapters introduce basic research methods, measurement, structure, stability and predictive validity of behaviour. The next four chapters examine causes of human diversity from evolutionary, biological, environmental, and cultural perspectives. The last chapter complements the trait perspective with a a focus on motives and values. Additional chapters are planned for 2021.

Outline

FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS OF PERSONALITY SCIENCE

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Basic Scientific Constructs

Chapter 3: Structure of Personality

Chapter 4: Measurement of Personality

Chapter 5: Personality and Situational Influences on Behavior

Chapter 6: Stability of Personality

CAUSES OF PERSONALITY

Chapter 7: Evolution and Personality

Chapter 8: Genes and Personality

Chapter 9: Physiology and Personality

Chapter 10: Culture and Personality

ALTERNATIVE PERSPECTIVES 

Chapter 11: Motivation, Values, and Goals