Personality Texts

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Here you will find references for many textbooks on personality and related disciplines and, in some cases, links to reviews of these texts. It is hoped that these materials will help instructors find appropriate texts for their courses. Also of interest are the on-line resources from
Personality Courses and the Personality Readings on research programs covered herein.

Personality Readings

Friedman, H. S., & Schustack, M. W. (Eds.; 2001). Readings in personality: Classic theories and modern research. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

Funder, D. C., & Ozer, D. J. (Eds.; 1997). Pieces of the personality puzzle: Readings in theory and research. New York: Norton.

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Personality Research

(Review) Brody, N., & Ehrlichman, H. (1998). Personality psychology: The science of individuality. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Caprara, G. V., & Cervone, D. (2000). Personality: Determinants, dynamics, and potentials. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Carver, C. S., & Scheier, M. F. (2000). Perspectives on personality (4th ed.). Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

Cloninger, S. C. (1996). Theories of personality: Understanding persons (3rd ed.). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Cooper, C. (1998). Individual differences. London: Arnold.

Eysenck, H. J., & Eysenck, M. W. (1985). Personality and individual differences: A natural science approach. New York: Plenum.

Feshbach, S., Weiner, B., & Bohart, A. (1996). Personality (4th ed.). Lexington, MA: Heath.

Frager, R., & Fadiman, J. (1998). Personality and personal growth (4th ed.). New York: Longman.

Friedman, H. S., & Schustack, M. W. (2003). Personality: Classic theories and modern research (2nd ed.). Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

Funder, D. C. (2001). The personality puzzle (2nd ed.). New York: Norton.

Liebert, R. M., & Spiegler, M. D. (1998). Personality: Strategies and issues (8th ed.). Pacific Grove, CA: Brooks/Cole.

Maddi, S. R. (1996). Personality theories: A comparative analysis (6th ed.). Pacific Grove, CA: Brooks/Cole.

Mayer, F. S., & Sutton, K. (1996). Personality: An integrative approach. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

McAdams, D. P. (2001). The person: An integrated introduction to personality psychology (3rd ed.). Fort Worth, TX: Harcourt Brace.

Mischel, W. (1999). Introduction to personality (6th ed.). Fort Worth, TX: Harcourt Brace.

Pervin, L. A. (1996). The science of personality. New York: Wiley.

Pervin, L. A., & John, O. P. (2001). Personality: Theory and research (8th ed.). New York: Wiley.

Phares, E. J., & Chaplin, W. F. (1997). Introduction to personality (4th ed.). New York: Longman.

Winter, D. G. (1996). Personality: Analysis and interpretation of lives. New York: McGraw-Hill.

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Personality Theory

Carducci, B. J. (1998). The psychology of personality: Viewpoints, research, and applications. Pacific Grove, CA: Brooks/Cole.

Feist, J., & Feist, G. J. (1998). Theories of personality (4th ed.). Boston: McGraw-Hill.

Hall, C. S., Lindzey, G., & Campbell, J. B. (1998). Theories of personality (4th ed.). New York: Wiley.

Hergenhahn, B. R., & Olson, M. H. (1999). An introduction to theories of personality (5th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

(Review) Nye, R. D. (1999). Three psychologies: Perspectives from Freud, Skinner, and Rogers (6th ed.). Pacific Grove, CA: Brooks/Cole.

Ryckman, R. M. (2000). Theories of personality (7th ed.). Pacific Grove, CA: Brooks/Cole.

Stevenson, L., & Haberman, D. L. (1998). Ten theories of human nature (3rd ed.). New York: Oxford University Press.

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Personality Topics

Cervone, D. P., & Shoda, Y. (Eds.; 1999). The coherence of personality: Social-cognitive bases of consistency, variability, and organization. New York: Guilford.

Derlega, V. J., Winstead, B. A., & Jones, W. H. (Eds.; 1991). Personality: Contemporary theory and research. Chicago: Nelson-Hall.

Hogan, R., Johnson, J., & Briggs, S. (Eds.; 1997). Handbook of personality psychology. San Diego, CA: Academic Press.

Pervin, L. A., & John, O. P. (Eds.; 1999). Handbook of personality: Theory and research (2nd ed.). New York: Guilford.

Shaffer, D. R. (1994). Social & personality development (3rd ed.). Pacific Grove, CA: Brooks/Cole.

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Alloy, L. B., Jacobson, N. S., & Acocella, J. (1999). Abnormal psychology: Current perspectives (8th ed.). Boston: McGraw-Hill.

Carson, R. C., Butcher, J. N., & Mineka, S. (2000). Abnormal psychology and modern life (11th ed.). New York: Allyn & Bacon.

Davidson, G. C., & Neale, J. M. (1998). Abnormal psychology (7th ed.). New York: Wiley.

Halgin, R. P., & Whitbourne, S. K. (1997). Abnormal psychology: The human experience of psychological disorders. Boston: McGraw-Hill.

Meyer, R. G., & Osborne, Y. H. (1996). Case studies in abnormal behavior (3rd ed.). Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

Nietzel, M. T., Speltz, M. L., McCauley, E. A., & Bernstein, D. A. (1998). Abnormal psychology. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

Nolen-Hoeksema, S. (1998). Abnormal psychology. Boston: McGraw-Hill.

Nolen-Hoeksema, S. (1998). Clashing views on abnormal psychology. Guilford, CT: McGraw-Hill.

Rosenhan, D. L., & Seligman, M. E. P. (1995). Abnormal psychology (3rd ed.). New York: Norton.

Sarason, I. G., & Sarason, B. R. (1999). Abnormal psychology: The problem of maladaptive behavior (9th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Seligman, M. E. P., & Rosenhan, D. L. (1998). Abnormality. New York: Norton.

Vitkus, J. (1999). Casebook in abnormal psychology. Boston: McGraw-Hill.

Wilson, G. T., Nathan, P. E., O'Leary, K. D., & Clark, L. A. (1996). Abnormal psychology: Integrating perspectives. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

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Tests and Measurements

Aiken, L. R. (2000). Psychological testing and assessment (10th ed.). Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

Anastasi, A. (1988). Psychological testing (6th ed.). New York: Macmillan.

Friedenberg, L. (1995). Psychological testing: Design, analysis, and use. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

Gregory, R. J. (2000). Psychological testing: History, principles, and applications (3rd ed.). Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

Hambleton, R. K., Swaminathan, H., & Rogers, H. J. (1991). Fundamentals of item response theory. Newbury Park, CA: Sage.

Hulin, C. L., Drasgow, F., & Parsons, C. K. (1983). Item response theory: Application to psychological measurement. Homewood, IL: Dow Jones-Irwin.

Kline, P. (1994). An easy guide to factor analysis. New York: Routledge.

Nunnally, J. C., & Bernstein, I. H. (1994). Psychometric theory (3rd ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill.

Streiner, D. L., & Norman, G. R. (1995). Health measurement scales: A practical guide to their development and use (2nd ed.). Oxford, England: Oxford University Press.

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