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A definitive, authoritative and up-to-date resource for anyone interested in the theories, models and assessment methods used for understanding the many factes of Human personality and individual differences. Volume 1: Personality Theories and Models deals with the major theoretical models underlying personality instruments.

Optimism and Pessimism as Personality Variables Linked to Adjustment
Optimism and pessimism as personality variables linked to adjustment

It is a frigid winter day and the ground is covered with eight inches of snow. You are searching for a parking spot in a crowded lot when a car nearby pulls out. The spot is relatively close to the entrance of the store but would still require a short walk. Do you take it and brave the walk or try to find a closer spot, risking losing the current opening? It depends on who you ask.

Historical Conceptions and Current Models of Optimism and Pessimism

Philosophers and scholars have long been interested in the different ways that optimistic and pessimistic people experience the world (Sicinski, 1972; Tiger, 1979). According ...

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