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Personality in Adulthood, Second Edition: A Five-Factor Theory Perspective

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Good introduction to the `Big 5' model and personality development

By Nigel Seel - December 24, 2005

Chapter 1 describes the well-known `Five Factor Model' (FFM) of personality traits and the robust result that in most people, personality changes little after the age of 30. Other theories of adulthood in the work of Freud, Jung, Erikson and others are also reviewed.

Chapter 2 is an interesting tutorial on the trait approach to personality, which the authors did so much to develop and popularise. Chapter 3 continues the theme by outlining the issues involved in measuring personality traits (self-report questionnaires vs. reports from other people, for example).

Chapter 4 notes that the time period of study for personality change through aging is many decades, so whether the object of study is a multi-aged sample from the whole population, or whether a defined group is followed-up through the years and decades, there are significant problems in identifying real (and individual-level) phenomena.

Chapter 5 explores aging and personality change across... read more

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By C. Neuhaus "cass4peace" - October 4, 2010

This book offers an in-depth approach that is perfect for anyone interested in personality theory--it is appropriate for undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate individuals as it provides sound research-based evidence supporting Costa and McCrae's five-factor model of personality.

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