Welcome to the Companion Website

This site is intended to enhance your use of Personality Psychology by Jim Martin. All the materials on this site are especially geared toward increasing your effectiveness with this material and for maximizing the potential for your students to learn.

Personality Psychology: A Student-Centered Approach organizes the field of personality psychology around basic questions relevant to the reader’s past, present, and future selves. Answers to the questions are based on findings from up-to-date research and shed light on the validity of personality theories to help students deepen their understanding of their own personalities. Concise, conversational, and easy-to-understand, the Second Edition is enhanced with new chapters, new research that reflects the latest scholarship, and new photos and illustrations throughout.


We gratefully acknowledge Jim McMartin for writing an excellent text and for creating the test bank. Special thanks are also due to Michael Ternes for editing the test bank.