How do individual differences interact with situational factors to shape social behavior? Are people with certain traits more likely to form lasting marriages; experience test-taking anxiety; break the law; feel optimistic about the future? This handbook provides a comprehensive, authoritative examination of the full range of personality variables associated with interpersonal judgment, behavior, and emotion. The contributors are ackwledged experts who have conducted influential research on the constructs they address. Chapters discuss how each personality attribute is conceptualized and assessed, review the strengths and limitations of available measures (including child and adolescent measures, when available), present important findings related to social behavior, and identify directions for future study.
Mark R. Leary, PhD, is Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University. His research interests include self-awareness, interpersonal motivation and emotion, and the interfaces of social and clinical psychology. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, and the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, and was the founding editor of Self and Identity. Rick H. Hoyle, PhD, is Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University. The primary focus of his research is the investigation of basic cognitive, affective, and social processes relevant to self-regulation. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, and the Division of Evaluation, Measurement, and Statistics of the American Psychological Association.