Personality psychology is a rapidly maturing science making
important advances on both conceptual and methodological fronts.
The Cambridge Handbook of Personality Psychology offers a one-stop
source for the most up-to-date scientific personality psychology.
It provides a summary of cutting-edge personality research in all
its forms, from DNA to political influences on its development,
expression, pathology and applications. The chapters are
informative, lively, stimulating and, sometimes, controversial and
the team of international authors, led by two esteemed editors,
ensures a truly wide range of theoretical perspectives. Each
research area is discussed in terms of scientific foundations, main
theories and findings, and future directions for research. With
useful descriptions of technological approaches (for example,
molecular genetics and functional neuroimaging) the Handbook is an
invaluable aid to understanding the central role played by
personality in psychology and will appeal to students of
occupational, health, clinical, cognitive and forensic psychology.