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Handbook of Personality Development

Edited by: Daniel K. Mroczek , Todd D. Little

Print publication date:  April  2006
Online publication date:  February  2014

Print ISBN: 9780805847161
eBook ISBN: 9781315805610
Adobe ISBN: 9781317778073

10.4324/9781315805610
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This handbook is the first volume to provide a comprehensive look at personality development. It features a state-of-the-art examination of the field, an area that is enjoying a resurgence in popularity. Five major types of advances, all of which are represented in this volume, are the result of the recent burst in research activity in this area: 1) new theoretical perspectives, 2) higher-quality empirical studies, 3) more sophisticated research designs and analyses, 4) attention to development across the lifespan, and 5) the growing prominence of interdisciplinary approaches to personality development.

The Handbook of Personality Development is comprehensive across the lifespan, in its range of personality constructs, and in its coverage of theoretical and methodological frameworks. It is the first volume to address the most important personality development theoretical frameworks in one location--the evolutionary, physiological, behavioral genetic, and socio-cultural perspectives. The book also reviews new statistical techniques that allow for the estimation of individual differences in stability and the analysis of change. The latter part of the book focuses on personality development over the lifespan, from infancy to older adulthood. The authors address personality variables such as emotion regulation, temperament, and self-concept across the lifespan. The book concludes with a compelling capstone chapter by Dan McAdams on how personality develops. The Handbook of Personality Development provides an historical account of, and summary of, the most significant and important findings in the area, along with suggestions for future research.

Intended for researchers and advanced students in personality, developmental, social, clinical, and educational psychology, as well as related fields such as family studies, sociology, education, nursing, behavioral genetics, neuropsychology, and psychophysiology, the handbook also serves as a valuable resource in advanced courses that address personality development.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Theory and Research in Personality Development at the Beginning of the 21 st Century Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Personality Development in the Context of the Neo-Socioanalytic Model of Personality Download PDF
Chapter  3:  A Proposed Theory of the Adult Development of Intraindividual Variability in Trait-Manifesting Behavior Download PDF
Chapter  4:  The Agentic Self: On the Nature and Origins of Personal Agency Across the Life Span Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Behavior Genetics and Personality Development Download PDF
Chapter  6:  The Structure of Personality and Temperament Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Adult Personality Trait Development Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Evolution and Personality: A New Look at Machiavellianism Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Modeling Intraindividual Stability and Change in Personality Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Methods for the Analysis of Change Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Temperament and Personality in Childhood Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Agency to Agentic Personalities: The Early to Middle Childhood Gap Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Emotion Regulation and Personality Development in Childhood Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Development of Regulatory Processes Through Adolescence: A Review of Recent Empirical Studies Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Personality and Self-Esteem Development in Adolescence Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Developmental and Individual Difference Perspectives on Self-Esteem Download PDF
Chapter  17:  From Young Adulthood Through the Middle Ages Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Goals as Building Blocks of Personality and Development in Adulthood Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Development of Self-Representations in Adulthood Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Goal Management Across Adulthood and Old Age: The Adaptive Value of Primary and Secondary Control Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Change in Personality Processes and Health Outcomes Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Social Relationships, Transitions, and Personality Development Across the Life Span Download PDF
Chapter  23:  How Does Personality Develop? Download PDF
Author_Index Download PDF
Subject_Index Download PDF
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