Measures of personality and social psychological constructs

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Boyle, G.J., Saklofske, D.H., & Matthews, G. (Eds.). (2015). Measures of personality and social psychological constructs. London, United Kingdom: Academic Press.

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Extract: Along with scientific advancements in quantitative assessment in personality and social psychology has come an explosion in both researchers’ interests in self-report/rating scales and objective performance test measures, as well as the ever increasing number of scales/measures available. The need for a comprehensive collection of up-to-date leading instruments is clearly evident. This book builds on the volume edited by John P. Robinson, Phillip R. Shaver and Lawrence S. Wrightsman, in 1991. The editors of the previous book noted the proliferation of scales/measures at that time. Subsequent work has generated new and improved versions of existing scales, as well as entirely new areas of investigation. The task of providing a systematic review of social-personality measures is no less daunting than it must have been in 1991 (prior to the advent of the internet).

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