The General Factor of Personality, 1st Edition

  • Janek Musek
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  • ISBN-10: 0128112492
  • ISBN-13: 9780128112496
  • DDC: 155.2
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 330 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released January 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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This book improves our understanding of the personality structure and the relations between major personality dimensions, as well as major dimensions of the entire non-cognitive sphere of psychological variables. The results of the empirical testing and theoretical evaluations in this book contribute to the more comprehensive and precise theoretical framework of the General Factor of Personality (GFP) and that of the entire personality structure. Additionally, it answers some unresolved questions concerning the nature of the GFP, including whether it is based more on correlations in real behavior or on other less substantial factors between lower-order dimensions of personality. This book is crucially important not only for theoretical reasons, but also for the tremendous practical and applied value of the assumed general dimension of personality. As a common denominator of all the most important fields of personality beyond cognition (Big Five, well-being, coping, emotionality, motivation, self-concept, self-esteem, control, wisdom and others), the GFP represents an extremely strong single predictor of the quality of life, mental health and well-being, career, academic success, and the quality of family and interpersonal relations.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Breaking with Dogma.
1: The Rise of the GFP.
2: New Look at the Structure of Personality.
3: GFP in the Cross-Cultural Context.
4: The Basic Interpretations and Critical Aspects of the GFP.
The Nature and Power of the GFP.
5: The Psychological Correlates of General Factor of Personality.
6: Biological Aspects of General Factor of Personality.
7: The Overall Strength of the GFP.
General Dimensions of Personality and Cognition.
8: Dimensional Structure of Personality and Beyond.
9: Cognitive Abilities and Personality: Two Comprehensive General Factors.
The Perspective of the Multivariate Research in Personality.
10: The Future of the Structural Modeling of Personality.
11: Toward the Optimal Balance Between the Higher-Order Dimensions in Personality Research.