The Handbook of Personality Dynamics and Processes

The Handbook of Personality Dynamics and Processes

1st Edition - January 20, 2021

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  • Editor: John Rauthmann
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128139967
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128139950

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The Handbook of Personality Dynamics and Processes is a primer to the basic and most important concepts, theories, methods, empirical findings, and applications of personality dynamics and processes. This book details how personality psychology has evolved from descriptive research to a more explanatory and dynamic science of personality, thus bridging structure- and process-based approaches, and it also reflects personality psychology’s interest in the dynamic organization and interplay of thoughts, feelings, desires, and actions within persons who are always embedded into social, cultural and historic contexts. The Handbook of Personality Dynamics and Processes tackles each topic with a range of methods geared towards assessing and analyzing their dynamic nature, such as ecological momentary sampling of personality manifestations in real-life; dynamic modeling of time-series or longitudinal personality data; network modeling and simulation; and systems-theoretical models of dynamic processes.

Key Features

  • Ties topics and methods together for a more dynamic understanding of personality
  • Summarizes existing knowledge and insights of personality dynamics and processes
  • Covers a broad compilation of cutting-edge insights
  • Addresses the biophysiological and social mechanisms underlying the expression and effects of personality
  • Examines within-person consistency and variability


Researchers and students in the social sciences - including psychology, pedagogy, anthropology, sociology, but especially with personality psychologists

Table of Contents

    1. The history of dynamic approaches to personality
    William Revelle
    2. Personality processes
    Gabriela Sophia Blum, Manfred Schmitt and Anna Baumert
    3. Psychological processes and mechanisms to explain associations between personality traits and outcomes
    Sarah E. Hampson
    4. Within-person variability
    Emorie D. Beck and Joshua Jackson
    5. Personality development processes
    Cornelia Wrzus
    6. Neurobiology of personality dynamics
    Mattie Tops and Markus Quirin
    7. Dynamic genotype-environment interplays in the development of personality differences
    Christian Kandler, Alexandra Zapko-Willmes, Julia Richter and Rainer Riemann
    8. Social Interaction Processes and Personality
    Mitja D. Back
    9. Relationship transactions
    Marcus Mund and Franz Neyer
    10. Socio-cultural processes
    11. Psychopathology and personality functioning
    Aidan G.C. Wright
    12. Motivational and goal processes
    Oliver Schultheiss
    13. Fates Beyond Traits:  The Dynamics and Impacts of Personal Project Pursuit
    Brian R. Little and Sanna Balsari-Palsule
    14. Self-regulatory processes
    E.J. Masicampo
    15. Dynamic self-processes
    Alain Morin
    16. Narratives, identities, and life story processes
    Monisha Pasupathi and Jonathan M. Adler
    17. Personality coherence
    Marc Fournier

    18. Capturing Interactions, Correlations, Fits, and Transactions: A Person-Environment Relations Model
    John Rauthmann
    19. Evolutionary perspectives on the mechanistic underpinnings of personality
    Aaron W. Lukaszweski
    20. Dual-process models of personality
    Marco Perugini, Birk Hagemeyer, Cornelia Wrzus and Mitja D. Back
    21. Whole Trait Theory (WTT)
    William Fleeson
    22. Personality architecture and dynamics (KAPA): Theory and evidence
    Daniel Cervone
    23. Toward an adequate theory of personality: Lifespan developmental processes
    Robert R. McCrae
    24. Functionalistic perspectives
    Dustin Wood
    25. Interpersonal Theory and personality processes
    Michael J. Roche and Nicole Caine
    26. Personality Systems Framework
    John David Mayer, Jayne Allen and Kateryna Sylaska
    27. PSI Theory
    Julius Kuhl and Nicola Baumann

    28. A framework to study persons, situations, behavior, and time
    Mike Furr
    29. Digital media technologies in the assessment of personality dynamics
    Gabriella Harari, Sam Gosling, Sandrine Müller and Clemens Stachl
    30. Experience Sampling and Daily Diary Studies: Basic Concepts, Designs, and Challenges
    Kai Horstmann
    31. Modeling developmental processes
    Jens B. Asendorpf
    32. Intensive longitudinal measurement
    Michael B. Donnellan
    33. Multilevel Structural Equation Modeling for Intensive Longitudinal Data:  A Practical Guide for Personality Researchers
    Aidan G.C. Wright and Gentiana Sadikaj
    34. Hierarchical continuous time modeling
    Charles C. Driver and Manuel C. Voelkle
    35. Multi-method multi-occasion modeling
    Christian Geiser
    36. Dyadic data-analysis (e.g., longitudinal SRM, APIM)
    Steffen Nestler
    37. Dynamic Structural Equation Modeling of personality data
    Christian Geiser
    38. Identifying the dynamics of individual variation in personality
    Robin Vallacher, Jay L. Michaels and Andrzej Nowak
    39. Network analysis of dynamic personality data
    Giulio Costantini
    40. Neural networks and virtual personalities
    Stephen J. Read

    41. Personality processes at the workplace
    Robert P. Tett
    42. Within-person variability and job performance
    Balca Alaybek and Reeshad Dalal
    43. Process Perspectives on Leader Traits, Behaviors, and Leadership Situations
    Josef Heribert Gammel
    44. Personnel selection
    Filip Lievens and Joeri Hofmans
    45. Growth and positive psychology
    Eranda Jayawickreme
    46. Morality
    William Fleeson
    47. Stress
    Annette Brose
    48. Well-being
    Maike Luhmann
    49. Health processes in personality
    Nicholas A. Turiano and Patrick L. Hill
    50. Dynamics and processes in personality change interventions
    Nathan Hudson
    51. PSI Theory Applications
    Julius Kuhl and Nicola Baumann

Product details

  • No. of pages: 1404
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2021
  • Published: January 20, 2021
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128139967
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128139950

About the Editor

John Rauthmann

John Rauthmann is trained and experienced in personality psychology, and has published numerous articles in the field’s top journals. He is currently the editor-in-chief of Personality Science (a new open-access online journal).

Affiliations and Expertise

Chair of Personality Psychology and Psychological Assessment, Bielefeld University, Germany

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