The five factor model ffm is arguably the predominant model of general personality structure there is a considerable body of research supporting its construct validity and practical application there have been a few books specifically concerning the ffm but to date there has not yet been a text that brings together in one location all that is known about the ffm. The oxford handbook of the five factor model edited by thomas a widiger oxford library of psychology an important resource and guide for personality structure and assessment provides readers with the ability to apply the assessment across a variety of disciplines and fields. 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. Personality traits have played a central role in industrial organizational psychology human resource management and organizational behavior the key fields in the application of psychology to business and industry in the early years excessive optimism led scholars to unrealistic expectations about the value of personality traits at work. The oxford library of psychology a landmark series of handbooks is published by oxford university press one of the worlds oldest and most highly respected publishers with a tradition of publishing significant books in psychologythe ambitious goal of the oxford library of psychology is nothing less than to span a vibrant wide ranging field and in so doing to fill a clear market need
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