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.

Personality and Sensation Seeking

Personality and sensation seeking

We regard sensation seeking as a major dimension of personality within an ‘alternative five-factor’ model of personality (Zuckerman, 1991). Although invited to write a chapter on the larger model itself I declined to do so because I assume that much of the research supporting the biosocial theory will be contained in the chapter by Stelmack and Rammsayer entitled ‘Psychophysiological and Biochemical Perspectives on Personality’. Furthermore, the research on the personality test developed to define the model is described in Vol. 2. However, interested readers can find the alternative five-factor theory used as a model for the psychobiology of personality in two books (Zuckerman, 1991, 2005), while books dedicated to the specific topic of sensation seeking are also available ...

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