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The Wiley Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences


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Table of Contents

Contributor Biographies xi

Theoretical and Methodological Issues in Personality Research: General Concerns and Considerations 1

Cross-Cultural Research, Methodological Issues of 13

Idiographic vs. Nomothetic Research 19

Longitudinal Research 25

Person-Situation Interactions 31

Researcher Biases 37

Unconscious Processes 43

Cognitive Methods in Personality Research 49

Experimental Approaches 55

Historiometry 61

Internet Research in Personality 67

Linguistic Analysis in Personality Research (including the Linguistic Inquiry and Word Count) 73

Personal Narratives 79

Personality Development Across the Lifespan 85

Personality in Non-Humans 91

Physical and Virtual Spaces 97

Psychobiography and Case Study Methods 103

Factor Analysis in Personality Research 109

Meta-analysis in Personality Research 113

Multiple Regression in Personality Research 119

Path Analysis in Personality Research 125

Size Effects in Personality Research 131

Structural Equation Modeling in Personality Research 137

Acculturation Considerations in Personality Assessment 143

Computer Adaptive Testing (CAT) 149

Culture-Free/Fair Intelligence Testing 153

Item Analysis 159

Reliability, Issues of 165

Issues of Response Styles 169

Responsibilities of Testing Professionals 175

Rights of Test-takers 181

Validity, Issues of 187

Aggressiveness, Assessment of 191

Anger and Hostility, Assessment of 197

Anxiety, Assessment of 203

Jealousy, Assessment of 209

Love and Attraction, Assessment of 215

Masculinity and Femininity 219

Narcissism, Assessment of 225

Optimism/Pessimism, Assessment of 231

Positive and Negative Affective States, Assessment of 237

Self-Esteem, Assessment of 243

Self-monitoring (to include the Self-Monitoring Scale), Assessment of 249

Self-regulation, Assessment of 255

Self-consciousness, Assessment of 261

Subjective Well-being, Assessment of 267

California Psychological Inventory (CPI) 273

Dimensional Assessment of Personality Pathology (DAPP) 279

Eysenck Personality Questionnaire-Revised 283

Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory (MCMI) 287

Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) 293

Multidimensional Personality Questionnaire 309

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator 315

Nonverbal Personality Questionnaire (NPQ) 321

Objective-Analytic Test Battery (OA TB) 325

Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI) 329

Revised NEO Personality Inventory (NEO-PI-R) 335

Zuckerman-Kuhlman Personality Questionnaire (ZKPQ) 351

Projective Techniques, General Features and Methodological Issues 357

Assessing Implicit Motives 363

The Rorschach Test 367

Tell-Me-A-Story (TEMAS) 377

Thematic Apperception Test 381

Word-Related and Figure-Construction Projection Techniques 387

Behavioral Genetics, General Features and Methodological Issues 393

Biochemical Assessment 397

Human Genome Project and Personality 403

Model Fitting 409

Twin Studies in Personality Research 415

Behavioral Assessment Techniques, General Features and Methodological Issues 421

Behavioral Assessment Techniques of Personality in Children 427

Cognitive-Behavioral and Cognitive-Self-Report Assessment Techniques 433

Self-monitoring Behavioral Assessment Techniques 439

Assessment of Intelligence, General Features and Methodological Issues 447

Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale: Fifth Edition 451

Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-IV (WAISC-IV) 457

Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC) 465

Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence (WPPSI) 473

Intelligence-Personality Association, Assessment of 477

Abilities, General Features and Methodological Issues 483

Assessment of Antisocial Behavior 487

Career and Vocational Interests and Abilities, Assessment of 493

Cognitive Aging, Assessment of 499

Creativity, Assessment of 503

Educational Ability Testing (GRE/MAT/MCAT/LSAT) 509

Emotional Intelligence, Assessment of 513

Genius, Assessment of 519

Mental Competency, Assessment of 523

The Wechsler Memory Scales (WMS-IV) 529

Anne Anastasi 533

Jens B. Asendorpf 543

James N. Butcher 547

Charles S. Carver 553

Lee J. Cronbach 557

Turhan Canli 563

Philip J. Corr 569

John M. (Jack) Digman 573

John E. Exner, Jr. 577

Oliver P. John 581

Henry A. Murray 587

Jack A. Naglieri 597

Warren T. Norman 601

William Revelle 605

Michael F. Scheier 611

Mark Snyder 617

David Wechsler 621

Index 625

About the Author

Bernardo J. Carducci, PhD, was professor of psychology at Indiana University Southeast where he taught classes on personality psychology and introductory psychology for 37 years, and was director of the IU Southeast Shyness Research Institute. He authored several books on shyness, including The Pocket Guide to Making Successful Small Talk: How to Talk to Anyone Anytime Anywhere About Anything and Shyness: A Bold New Approach. His text, Psychology of Personality: Viewpoints, Research, and Applications, is currently in its third edition.Christopher Nave, PhD, is the Managing Director of the interdisciplinary Master of Behavioral and Decision Sciences program at the University of Pennsylvania. His areas of expertise include multi-method design, behavioral observation, personality stability, personality judgment and well-being. His publications have appeared in top academic journals and handbooks and have been featured in the popular press.

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