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SAGE Handbook of Personality and Individual Differences: Volume I: The Science of Personality and Individual Differences

by Virgil Zeigler-Hill and Todd K Shackelford SAGE Publications Ltd
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The examination of personality and individual differences is a major field of research in the modern discipline of psychology. Concerned with the ways humans develop an organised set of characteristics to shape themselves and the world around them, it is a study of how people come to be ‘different' and ‘similar' to others, on both an individual and a cultural level. This volume explores the scientific foundations of personality and individual differences, in chapters arranged across three thematic sections: Part 1: Theoretical Perspectives on Personality and Individual Differences Part 2: Research Strategies for Studying Personality and Individual Differences Part 3: The Measurement of Personality and Individual Differences With outstanding contributions from leading scholars across the world, this is an invaluable resource for researchers and graduate students.

Part 01: Theoretical Perspectives on Personality and Individual Differences
Chapter 1: Defining Traits - Robert R. McCrae
Chapter 2: Personality in Nonhuman Animals: Comparative Perspectives and Applications - Jennifer Vonk & Taryn Eaton
Chapter 3: The Psychodynamic Perspective - Robert F. Bornstein, Crista E. Maracic, & Adam P. Natoli
Chapter 4: Transdisciplinary Philosophy-of-Science Paradigm for Research on Individuals: Foundations for the Science of Personality and Individual Differences - Jana Uher
Chapter 5: Socioanalytic Theory: Basic Concepts, Supporting Evidence, and Practical Implications - Robert Hogan & Gerhard Blickle
Chapter 6: Why Do Traits Come Together? The Underlying Trait and Network Approaches - René Mottus & Mike H. Allerhand
Chapter 7: Implicit Theories of Personality Across Development: Impacts on Coping, Resilience, and Mental Health - Jessica L. Schleider & Hans S. Schroder
Chapter 8: Contemporary Integrative Interpersonal Theory of Personality - Sindes Dawood, Emily A. Dowgwillo, Leila Z. Wu, & Aaron L. Pincus
Chapter 9: Evolutionary Perspectives on Personality and Individual Differences - Yael Sela & Nicole Barbaro
Part 02: Research Strategies for Studying Personality and Individual Differences
Chapter 10: Measuring Personality Processes in the Lab and the Field - Cornelia Wrzus, Martin Quintus, & Anna Baumert
Chapter 11: Movement Pattern Analysis (MPA): Decoding Individual Differences in Embodied Decision Making - Brenda L. Connors, Carol-Lynne Moore, Richard Rende, & Timothy J. Colton
Chapter 12: The Various Roles of Replication in Scientific Research - Gregory Francis
Chapter 13: Implicit Measures - Michela Schröder-Abé & Ramzi Fatfouta
Chapter 14: Ambulatory Monitoring and Ambulatory Assessment in Personality Research - Mario Wenzel & Thomas Kubiak
Chapter 15: Behavioral Observation in the Study of Personality and Individual Differences - Christopher S. Nave, Michael G. Feeney, & R. Michael Furr
Chapter 16: What Do We Know When We LIWC a Person? Text Analysis as an Assessment Tool for Traits, Personal Concerns, and Life Stories - Cindy K. Chung & James W. Pennebaker
Chapter 17: Longitudinal Data Analysis for Personality Psychologists - Steffen Nestler
Chapter 18: The network structure of personality psychology: What the SAGE Handbook of Personality and Individual Differences tells us about the nature of the field - Kevin Lanning, Sonia Baron, & Gregory D. Webster
Part 03: The Measurement of Personality and Individual Differences
Chapter 19: Pathological Personality Traits: The Movement Toward Dimensional Approaches to Psychopathology - Zara E. Wright & Robert F. Krueger
Chapter 20: Conceptualizing and Measuring Intelligence - Gilles E. Gignac
Chapter 21: Measurement of Situational Influences - Kai T. Horstmann, John F. Rauthmann, & Ryne A. Sherman
Chapter 22: Taxometric Analysis - David K. Marcus & Alyssa L. Norris
Chapter 23: Within-Person Variability in Narcissism - Miranda Giacomin & Christian H. Jordan
Chapter 24: Interpersonal Perception Models - Jeremy C. Biesanz
Chapter 25: Accounting for Socially Desirable Responding in Personality Assessment - Joyce H. L. Lui, Christopher T. Barry, & Katrina H. McDougall
Chapter 26: Personality Assessment in Forensic Psychology - John F. Edens, David DeMatteo, Shannon E. Kelley, & Shelby Arnold
Chapter 27: Measuring the Dark Side of Personality - Beth A. Visser & Stephanie Campbell
Chapter 28: Putting Time in a Wider Perspective: The Past, the Present, and the Future of Time Perspective Theory - Maciej Stolarski, Nicolas Fieulaine, & Philip G. Zimbardo

Virgil Zeigler-Hill, PhD, is an associate professor in the Department of Psychology at Oakland University. His research focuses on three interrelated areas: (1) self-esteem, (2) dark personality features (e.g., narcissism, spitefulness, psychopathy), and (3) interpersonal relationships. Much of his research reflects an integration of his primary interests (e.g., the role that dark personality features play in interpersonal relationships).


Todd K Shackelford.