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 Good Personality Science Textbooks?
Posted by: Paul Silvia
Title/Position: Associate Professor
School/Organization: University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Sent to listserv of: SPSP, SESP, SPSSI
Date posted: January 29th, 2013

Greetings, all:

In the fullness of human events I've been slated to teach low-level undergraduate "Personality" next semester, and I'm looking for textbook recommendations.

I'd love a book that exclusively talks about what personality scientists have published in peer-reviewed journals devoted to the science of personality. This seems to exclude 97% of personality textbooks, which are great for learning about the non-peer-reviewed musings of Europeans born in the 1800s. I love that stuff, but I'm looking for modern over historical.

Any recommendations?



Paul Silvia
Associate Professor of Psychology
P.O. Box 26170
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Greensboro, NC, 27402-6170

Phone: 336.256.0007

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