The Five-Factor Model: Recent Developments and Clinical Applications


Cecilia Valentine (Editor)

Series: Psychology Research Progress
BISAC: PSY023000

Personality traits are enduring dispositional tendencies commonly defined as “dimensions of individual differences in tendencies to show consistent patterns of thoughts, feelings, and actions.” The broad consensus within the personality literature is that normal or general personality traits can be organised around five higher-order dimensions. These five personality dimensions are Neuroticism, Extraversion, Openness to Experience (Openness), Agreeableness and Conscientiousness and they collectively constitute the Five-Factor Model (FFM) of personality structure. This book discusses recent developments and clinical applications of the FFM.

Chapter One analyzes five types of personality continuity in three samples of adolescents. Chapter Two explains the personality variables included in the Five Factors Model that influence the negotiation process, with a set of studies that seeks to relate the personality factors included in the model, jointly or partially, with the behaviours displayed by the subjects’ negotiators, seeking, thus, to systematize the theme under review. Chapter Three firstly provides an overview of recent developments about FFM traits and personality pathology and, secondly, it presents a research study that explored the relationships between these personality characteristics. Chapter Four examines early maladaptive schemas and dysfunctional beliefs associated with personality disorders in relation to the FFM. (Imprint: Novinka)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Development of Personality in Adolescence
Generós Ortet, Ana M. Viruela, Laura Mezquita, and Manuel I. Ibáñez (Department of Basic and Clinical Psychology and Psychobiology, Universitat Jaume I, Castelló, Spain, and others)

Chapter 2. Five Personality Factors Model and Conflict Management
Ana Paula Monteiro, Pedro Cunha and Abílio Afonso Lourenço (School of Humanities and Social Sciences of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro University, Portugal, and others)

Chapter 3. The Five-Factor Model of Personality Traits and Early Maladaptive Schemas
Ninawa Butrus and Rivka T. Witenberg (Private Practice, Melbourne, Australia, and others)

Chapter 4. Maladaptive Schemas, Underlying Beliefs, and Dimensional Personality Domains: Associations within Clinical and Student Samples
Ashley C. Helle, MS, Whitney L. Gore, Maryanne Edmundson, Thomas A. Widiger, and Stephanie N. Mullins-Sweatt (Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, USA, and others)


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