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Personality in Adulthood: A Five-Factor Theory Perspective

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This influential work examines how enduring dispositions or traits affect the process of aging and shape each individual’s life course. From two well-known authorities in the field, the volume is grounded in a growing body of empirical evidence. Critically reviewing different theories of personality and adult development, the authors explain the logic behind the scientific ...more
Hardcover, Second Edition, 268 pages
Published December 18th 2002 by The Guilford Press (first published April 27th 1990)
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Willy C
Jun 12, 2014 Willy C rated it really liked it
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Interesting book. It starts with a brief critical look at a variety of personality theories and then describes the one that the author and collaborators developed, the Five-Factor Theory, which (according to him) is based on factor analysis of a variety of personality inventories.

The FFT views individuals as differing on the following five factors:
1. emotional stability or neuroticism-->high neuroticism means low emotional stability, and vice-versa.High neuroticism correlates with (or measure
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Bill Lalonde
Dec 16, 2011 Bill Lalonde rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
First book finished in 2012. An excellent introduction to five factor personality theory which makes a well-supported argument that personality traits are biological in origin and stable in adulthood (past age 30). Good coverage of objections from alternate points of view and responses to them.
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