The Five-Factor Model, Five-Factor Theory, and Interpersonal Psychology

Paul Costa, Robert R. Mccrae

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Abstract

The five-factor model (FFM) is a taxonomy of traits; five-factor theory (FFT) is a theory of personality based on research with the FFM. Both are useful in understanding interpersonal psychology. Traits traditionally considered interpersonal fall in the plane defined by FFM extraversion and agreeableness, but all five factors have interpersonal consequences. FFT offers an account of the operation of traits in interaction with the environment; in interpersonal interactions, people serve as reciprocal environments to each other. Adult attachment, like many other topics in interpersonal psychology, may be profitably viewed from the perspective of FFT.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Interpersonal Psychology: Theory, Research, Assessment, and Therapeutic Interventions
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
Pages91-104
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9780470471609
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 16 2012
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Psychology
Personality
Research
Extraversion (Psychology)

Keywords

  • Characteristic adaptations
  • Complementarity
  • Personality development
  • Personality theory
  • Traits

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

Cite this

Costa, P., & Mccrae, R. R. (2012). The Five-Factor Model, Five-Factor Theory, and Interpersonal Psychology. In Handbook of Interpersonal Psychology: Theory, Research, Assessment, and Therapeutic Interventions (pp. 91-104). John Wiley and Sons. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118001868.ch6

The Five-Factor Model, Five-Factor Theory, and Interpersonal Psychology. / Costa, Paul; Mccrae, Robert R.

Handbook of Interpersonal Psychology: Theory, Research, Assessment, and Therapeutic Interventions. John Wiley and Sons, 2012. p. 91-104.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Costa, P & Mccrae, RR 2012, The Five-Factor Model, Five-Factor Theory, and Interpersonal Psychology. in Handbook of Interpersonal Psychology: Theory, Research, Assessment, and Therapeutic Interventions. John Wiley and Sons, pp. 91-104. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118001868.ch6
Costa P, Mccrae RR. The Five-Factor Model, Five-Factor Theory, and Interpersonal Psychology. In Handbook of Interpersonal Psychology: Theory, Research, Assessment, and Therapeutic Interventions. John Wiley and Sons. 2012. p. 91-104 https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118001868.ch6
Costa, Paul ; Mccrae, Robert R. / The Five-Factor Model, Five-Factor Theory, and Interpersonal Psychology. Handbook of Interpersonal Psychology: Theory, Research, Assessment, and Therapeutic Interventions. John Wiley and Sons, 2012. pp. 91-104
@inbook{1328cc0aa46b4569ab421063aca59e1e,
title = "The Five-Factor Model, Five-Factor Theory, and Interpersonal Psychology",
abstract = "The five-factor model (FFM) is a taxonomy of traits; five-factor theory (FFT) is a theory of personality based on research with the FFM. Both are useful in understanding interpersonal psychology. Traits traditionally considered interpersonal fall in the plane defined by FFM extraversion and agreeableness, but all five factors have interpersonal consequences. FFT offers an account of the operation of traits in interaction with the environment; in interpersonal interactions, people serve as reciprocal environments to each other. Adult attachment, like many other topics in interpersonal psychology, may be profitably viewed from the perspective of FFT.",
keywords = "Characteristic adaptations, Complementarity, Personality development, Personality theory, Traits",
author = "Paul Costa and Mccrae, {Robert R.}",
year = "2012",
month = "3",
day = "16",
doi = "10.1002/9781118001868.ch6",
language = "English (US)",
isbn = "9780470471609",
pages = "91--104",
booktitle = "Handbook of Interpersonal Psychology: Theory, Research, Assessment, and Therapeutic Interventions",
publisher = "John Wiley and Sons",

}

TY - CHAP

T1 - The Five-Factor Model, Five-Factor Theory, and Interpersonal Psychology

AU - Costa, Paul

AU - Mccrae, Robert R.

PY - 2012/3/16

Y1 - 2012/3/16

N2 - The five-factor model (FFM) is a taxonomy of traits; five-factor theory (FFT) is a theory of personality based on research with the FFM. Both are useful in understanding interpersonal psychology. Traits traditionally considered interpersonal fall in the plane defined by FFM extraversion and agreeableness, but all five factors have interpersonal consequences. FFT offers an account of the operation of traits in interaction with the environment; in interpersonal interactions, people serve as reciprocal environments to each other. Adult attachment, like many other topics in interpersonal psychology, may be profitably viewed from the perspective of FFT.

AB - The five-factor model (FFM) is a taxonomy of traits; five-factor theory (FFT) is a theory of personality based on research with the FFM. Both are useful in understanding interpersonal psychology. Traits traditionally considered interpersonal fall in the plane defined by FFM extraversion and agreeableness, but all five factors have interpersonal consequences. FFT offers an account of the operation of traits in interaction with the environment; in interpersonal interactions, people serve as reciprocal environments to each other. Adult attachment, like many other topics in interpersonal psychology, may be profitably viewed from the perspective of FFT.

KW - Characteristic adaptations

KW - Complementarity

KW - Personality development

KW - Personality theory

KW - Traits

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84886165599&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84886165599&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1002/9781118001868.ch6

DO - 10.1002/9781118001868.ch6

M3 - Chapter

AN - SCOPUS:84886165599

SN - 9780470471609

SP - 91

EP - 104

BT - Handbook of Interpersonal Psychology: Theory, Research, Assessment, and Therapeutic Interventions

PB - John Wiley and Sons

ER -