Personality Theory and Research: An International Perspective, Canadian Edition
October 2007, ©2008
Personality: An Introduction
Chapter 2 -
Units of Personality: Traits versus Traits
Chapter 3 -
The Development of Personality
Chapter 4 -
Personality Research Methods and Assessment Issues
Chapter 5 -
Chapter 6 -
Motivational Theories and Psychological Needs
Chapter 7 -
Humanistic Theories and Self-Actualization
Chapter 8 -
Behavioural and Learning Theories
Chapter 9 -
Cognitive Theories and Cognitive Factors
Chapter 10 -
Interpersonal Theories and Interpersonal Styles
Chapter 11 -
Personality and the Self-Concept
Chapter 12 -
Personality and Health
Chapter 13 -
Personality, Mental Health, and Psychopathology
Chapter 14 -
Psychobiography and Personology: Summing up the Whole Person
In 2004, Dr. Flett was awarded a Tier I Canada Research Chair in Personality and Health. In 1999, he received the Dean’s Award for Outstanding Research from the Faculty of Arts at
Dr. Flett’s research interests include the role of personality factors in depression and the interpersonal aspects of anxiety. Dr. Flett is most recognized for his seminal contributions to research and theory on the role of perfectionism in psychopathology. His collaborative work with Dr. Paul Hewitt of the University of British Columbia on perfectionism has received widespread national and international attention and has been the subject of numerous media stories, including coverage on CTV, CNN, and the BBC. This work has been supported by major research grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
Dr. Flett has written more than 130 journal articles and book chapters. He co-edited (along with Paul Hewitt) the first academic book on perfectionism, entitled Perfectionism: Theory, Research, and Treatment, published in 2002, which received widespread praise from reviewers. More recently, in 2004, Dr. Flett and Dr. Hewitt also edited the first of three special issues on perfectionism for the Journal of Rational-Emotive and Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy.
Dr. Flett has also teamed with Dr. Hewitt to create the Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale, which was published in 2004 by Multi-Health Systems Inc. They have also collaborated on the development of several other measures, including the Child-Adolescent Perfectionism Scale, the Perfectionism Cognitions Inventory, and the Perfectionistic Self-Presentation Scale. Dr. Flett is also the co-creator of the newly developed Endler Multidimensional Anxiety Scales (EMAS) – Social Anxiety Scales.
Glossary Key terms are defined in the glossary at the end of the text.
Key Points Summary Key points are provided throughout each chapter to help students focus on the main points of the material covered in each section.
Applied Perspective Each chapter includes one or more Applied Perspective feature that illustrates the real-world relevance and significance of personality factors.
International Focus on Discovery This textbook highlights contributions from around the world and discusses personality issues from a cross-cultural perspective. These are highlighted by the International Focus on Discovery feature, which is included in each chapter.
Chapter Summary and Questions to Consider Each chapter concludes with a summary of the chapter material as well as questions to help students further their analysis and understanding of the material covered. Students are encouraged to make their own summaries as they go through each section.