The Handbook of Personality Dynamics and Processes is a primer on the 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. In addition, it also reflects personality psychology's interest in the dynamic organization and interplay of thoughts, feelings, desires and actions within people who are always embedded in social, cultural and historic contexts.
This book tackles each topic with a range of methods geared towards assessing and analyzing their dynamic nature, including 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.
- 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
- Considers the "whole person"
- Examines within-person consistency and variability
1. Personality processes 2. Within-person variability 3. Personality development processes 4. Person-situation transactions 5. Personality-outcomes effects 6. Behavior genetic dynamics 7. Personality processes in social relationships 8. Relationship transactions 9. Socio-cultural processes 10. Psychopathology and personality functioning 11. The whole person 12. Affective processes 13. Behavioral processes 14. Cognitive processes 15. Motivational and goal processes 16. Self-regulatory processes 17. Evolutionary and bio-physiological processes 18. Narratives, selves, and life story processes 19. Dynamic personality theories 20. Two-process models of personality 21. Whole Trait Theory 22. Personality processing system (CAPS) 23. Personality architecture and dynamics (KAPA) 24. Cybernetic approaches 25. Functionalistic perspectives 26. Interpersonal theory 27. Systems Topics Framework 28. PSI Theory 29. New technologies (e.g., mobile sensing) 30. Ambulatory assessment, experience sampling 31. Intensive longitudinal data 32. Daily diary 33. Modeling within-person processes 34. Multi-method multi-occasion modeling 35. Intensive longitudinal data analysis 36. Person-centered methods 37. Dyadic data analysis (longitudinal SRM, APIM) 38. Dynamic time-series analysis 39. Continuous time modeling 40. Dynamic systems analysis 41. Computer simulations 42. Networks 43. Neural networks and virtual personalities 44. Therapy 45. Workplace 46. Stress 47. Growth, Positive Psychology 48. Leadership 49. Morality 50. Personnel selection
John Rauthmann is trained and experienced in personality psychology, and has published numerous articles in the field's top journals. Currently, Dr. Rauthmann is editing a special issue on "Dynamic Personality Psychology for the journal Personality and Individual Differences (he is also an Associate Editor for the journal).