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Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic: Personality 101

Date: 11/12/2012
Time: 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM

1307 L Street, NW
The Abramson Family Auditorium
Washington, DC

Continental breakfast will be provided.

What is personality? How do we measure personality? Does nature or nurture play a bigger role in our destiny? Is it possible to change our personality for the better? Join the author, Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic as he walks through this unique text presenting the most current scientific findings about personality in a friendly, jargon-free format. Distilling the vast research on this fascinating topic, the book addresses various historical views of personality and compares and contrasts the reigning "Five Factor" Model with the most current competing models of personality. The authors discuss techniques of assessing personality and provide essential information on its role in life outcomes ranging from career choice to happiness and interpersonal relationships.

Personality 101 addresses the controversies and moral implications pertaining to the application of personality assessment in social, organizational, and business contexts. It offers a comprehensive account of the consequences of personality on people's lives, including such areas as religious and political attitudes and implications for health. With its concise format, clarification of complex research methodologies, and comprehensive coverage of widely established as well as controversial information about personality, this book will appeal to a wide range of audiences, including students in psychology and business disciplines.

Key Features:

  • Evaluates the "Five Factor" Model of personality—the most widely established personality classification system in psychology
  • Addresses controversies surrounding the application of personality assessment in social, organizational, and business contexts
  • Reviews evidence demonstrating the ability of personality traits to predict "real life" outcomes such as career success and romantic relationships
  • Covers a wide range of theories, methodologies, and findings in a jargon-free, concise format