Introduction: The 1937 Allport and Stagner Textbooks in Personality Psychology; K.H. Craik. Historical and and Personal Background of the 1937 Texts: Allport's Personality and Allport's Personality; A.C. Elms. Current State of Personality Psychology and its Textbooks: Pattern and Organizaiton; L.A. Pervin. Presentday Perspectives on Basic Issues: The Individual and the Single Case: Describing Lives; B.J. Cohler. Motives and the Self: Current Status of the Motive Concept; R.A. Emmons. Judging Persons: Judgements of Personality and Personality Itself; D.C. Funder. Personality Assessment and Prediction: The Scientific Credibility of Commonsense Psychology; G.J.O. Fletcher. Epilogue: An Optimistic Forecast; R.T. Hogan. 12 additional articles. Index.
Assembling original papers by the field's foremost investigators, this history demonstrates the continuity and progress made across five decades of personality psychology research. In addition to providing a historical perspective for the discipline, the work aims to inspire a more coherent agenda for future research.