The Oxford Handbook of the Five Factor Model

ISBN : 9780199352487

Thomas A. Widiger
608 ページ
178 x 254 mm
Oxford Library of Psychology

The Five Factor Model, which measures individual differences on extraversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, emotional stability, and openness to experience, is arguably the most prominent dimensional model of general personality structure. In fact, there is now a considerable body of research supporting its construct validity and practical application in clinical, health, and organizational settings. Taking this research to the forefront, The Oxford Handbook of the Five Factor Model showcases the work of expert researchers in the field as they each offer important insight and perspective on all that is known about the Five Factor Model to date. By establishing the origins, foundation, and predominance of the Five Factor Model, this Handbook will focus on such areas as construct validity, diagnosis and assessment, personality neuroscience, and how the Five Factor Model operates in business and industry, animal personality, childhood temperament, and clinical utility.


1. Introduction
Thomas A. Widiger

Section One: The Five Factor Model
2. The NEO Inventories as Instruments of Psychological Theory
Paul T. Costa, Jr. and Robert R. McRae
3. Neuroticism
Jennifer L. Tackett and Benjamin B. Lahey
4. Extraversion
Joshua Wilt and William Revelle
5. Openness
Angelina R. Sutin
6. Agreeableness and the Five-Factor Model
William G. Graziano and Renee M. Tobin
7. Conscientiousness
Joshua J. Jackson and Brent W. Roberts

Section Two: Construct Validity
8. Robustness
Brian P. O'Connor
9. Universal and Specific in the Five Factor Model of Personality
Juri Allik and Anu Realo
10. The Lexical Foundation of the Big Five Factor Model
Boele de Raad and Boris Mlacic
11. Factor Analytic Support for the Five Factor Model
Aidan G.C. Wright
12. Childhood Personality and Temperament
Sarah S. W. De Pauw
13. Animal Personality
Alexander Weiss and Marieke C. Gartner
14. Behavior and Molecular Genetics of the Five Factor Model
Amber M. Jarnecke and Susan C. South
15. Personality Neuroscience and the Five Factor Model
Timothy A. Allen and Colin G. DeYoung

Section Three: Applications
16. Assessment of the Five Factor Model
Leonard J. Simms, Trevor F. Williams, and Ericka Nus Simms
17. The Five Factor Model in Business and Industry
Scott E. Seibert and David S. DeGeest
18. Health Psychology
Margaret L. Kern and Howard S. Friedman
19. Cross-Over Analysis: Using the Five Factor Model and NEO Personality Inventory-3 for Assessing Compatibility and Conflict in Couples
Ralph L. Piedmont and Thomas E. Rodgerson
20. Five Factor Model and Personality Disorder
Thomas A. Widiger, Whitney L. Gore, Cristina Crego, Stephanie L. Rojas, and Joshua R. Oltmanns
21. Axis I Disorders
R. Michael Bagby, Amanda A. Uliaszek, Tara M. Gralnick, and Nadia Al-Dajani
22. The Five Factor Model of Personality and Consequential Outcomes in Childhood and Adolescence
Filip De Fruyt, Barbara De Clercq, and Marleen De Bolle
23. Clinical Utility of the Five Factor Model
Stephanie N. Mullins-Sweatt, Douglas B. Samuel, and Ashley C. Helle

Section Four: Conclusions
24. A Five-Factor Discussion
Thomas A. Widiger


Thomas A. Widiger is the T. Marshall Hahn Professor of Psychology at the University of Kentucky. He has published extensively on personality and personality disorders, including over 500 articles and chapters. He currently serves as Co-Editor of the Annual Review of Clinical Psychology and Editor of Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment. In 2010 he received the Distinguished Scientist Award by the Society for the Science of Clinical Psychology, in 2013 the Joseph Zubin Award by the Society for Research in Psychopathology, and in 2013 the Senior Investigator Award by the North American Society for the Study of Personality Disorders.