Product Description In the first volume of this new series, Sarah E. Hampson brings together a unique collection of critical reviews of key areas of personality psychology and integrative accounts of important work by internationally recognised experts in the field. Advances in Personality Psychology includes chapters on cross-cultural evidence for the Big-Five framework for personality description, type and trait approaches to understanding childhood personality, developments in psychometrics, the relationship between hostility and cardiovascular disease, and the connections between personality and emotions. In further chapters the view that personality cannot change in adulthood is challenged and the importance of environmental factors is revealed by an observational study of twins. This state-of-the-art volume will provide students, teachers and researchers of contemporary personality psychology with a highly valuable resource on recent developments in this area. Review "If all the volumes in these series live up to the standards Hampson has set, personality psychology should continue to advance rapidly.." -Robert R. McCrae, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, in Contemporary Psychology APA Review of Books, 2002. About the Author Sarah E. Hampson is Professor of Psychology and Health at the University of Surrey and President of the European Association of Personality Psychology.