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The Five-Factor Model of Personality



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ISBN 9781572300682
Published July 10, 1996 by Guilford Press
216 Pages

 
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Book Description

Since the 1980s, personality psychologists from a range of perspectives have found the five-factor model to be an effective tool for identifying and structuring personality attributes. Measuring individual differences in terms of degrees of extraversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, emotional stability, and openness to experience, the model provides a common language for the field of personality psychology while, at the same time, it supports widely divergent approaches. How has the model evolved over time, and how has it been challenged? Are these five dimensions adequate to describe the entire range of personality traits? This timely and inclusive volume addresses these and other questions as it explores the five-factor model's theoretical underpinnings, initiating a fruitful dialogue among some of the leading figures in contemporary personality research. This book will be of value to readers in personality and social psychology. It serves as a text in advanced courses on personality assessment, psychometrics, and personality theory.

Table of Contents

Digman, The Curious History of the Five-Factor Model. Saucier, Goldberg, The Language of Personality: Lexical Perspectives on the Five-Factor Model. McCrae, Costa, Toward a New Generation of Personality Theories: Theoretical Contexts for the Five-Factor Model. Wiggins, Trapnell, A Dyadic-Interactional Perspective on the Five-Factor Model. Hogan, A Socioanalytic Perspective on the Five-Factor Model. Buss, Social Adaptation and Five Major Theories of Personality.

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