9780128139950
0-12-813995-1

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.

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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.