Handbook of Personality and Health

Handbook of Personality and Health

Editor(s): Margarete E. Vollrath

Published Online: 13 MAY 2008

Print ISBN: 9780470021347

Online ISBN: 9780470713860

DOI: 10.1002/9780470713860

About this Book

There has been a recent resurgence of interest in personality psychology and its applications. This book is organised in three parts: personality and health outcomes; mechanisms relating personality and health; personality specific prevention and intervention. It covers child and adolescence health behaviour as well as that of adults and integrates new developments within personality psychology (such as neurophysiology and temperamental traits) with health psychology and examines major health outcomes such as disease, the mechanisms between these outcomes and personality, and prevention and intervention programmes.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Personality and Major Health Outcomes

  2. Part II: Mediators of the Personality Health Relationship

  3. Part III: Targeting Personality: Prevention and Intervention

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