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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.

Personality and Health: Current Evidence, Potential Mechanisms, and Future Directions
Personality and health: Current evidence, potential mechanisms, and future directions

Research on the relationship between personality and physical health has a long and lively history characterized by growing support, healthy skepticism, and recurring methodological and conceptual challenges. Personality characteristics can confer either protection or vulnerability for illness, including life-threatening conditions. Indeed, the risk associated with some personality factors is equal to several well-established medical risk factors (Hampson et al., 2006). This research is a cornerstone of health psychology and behavioral medicine, and evidence that personality predicts health and longevity has helped revitalize personality research by challenging the critique of personality traits and measures as having limited predictive utility.

That stable individual differences in cognition, emotion, and behavior ...

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