Cacioppo, John T., Louis G. Tassinary, and Gary G. Berntson, eds. Handbook of Psychophysiology. 2d ed. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2000. A general guidebook, aimed at advanced students and professionals. Eysenck, Hans J. The Biological Basis of Personality. Springfield, Ill.: Charles C Thomas, 1967. This older book provides a thorough, in-depth discussion of Eysenck's theories of the relations between neuroticism, introversion, and extroversion with physiology. Stern, Robert Morris, William J. Ray, and Karen S. Quigley. Psychophysiological Recording. 2d ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001. The authors provide an excellent, readable introduction to basic principles of psychophysiology. Part 2, the main body of the text, covers physiology of and recording procedures for the brain, muscles, eyes, respiratory system, gastrointestinal system, cardiovascular system, and skin. Illustrations depicting typical recordings and a glossary of psychophysiological terms are helpful additions. Surwillo, Walter W. Psychophysiology for Clinical Psychologists. Norwood, N.J.: Ablex, 1990. This text provides basic knowledge of psychophysiology and highlights some areas of application. Surwillo also incorporates helpful diagrams and relevant references for research in the area. Weiten, Wayne, Margaret A. Lloyd, and R. L. Lashley. "Theories of Personality." In Psychology Applied to Modern Life: Adjustment at the Turn of the Century. 6th ed. Belmont, Calif.: Wadsworth, 1999. This text, written for undergraduate students, contains a very readable chapter on personality and theories of personality development. Other chapters highlight the dynamics of adjustment, interpersonal factors, developmental transitions, and the impact that personality and styles of coping can have on psychological and physical health.
Virginia L. Goetsch and Lois Veltum See also: Emotions; Nervous System; Neuropsychology.
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