Professor, Psychological Science
School of Social Ecology
Ph.D., Harvard University
Phone: (949) 824-7045, 5574
Fax: (949) 824-3002
University of California, Irvine
Psychology & Social Behavior
3305 Social Ecology Building II
Mail Code: 7085
Irvine, CA 92697
personality, psychopathology, health psychology, creativity
Though pursuing a wide range of interests in personality and psychopathology, Salvatore R. Maddi is especially concerned with stress management and creativity. According to him, these are best considered related concerns, integrated by the personality hardiness model. Through deepening the attitudes of commitment, control, and challenge marking hardiness, persons can simultaneously develop, reach their potentialities, and cope with the stresses encountered on the way. Maddi's research concerns these topics, using naturalistic designs and training with a range of adult and adolescent subjects in their occupational, familial, and school settings. Also studied is the role of psychosocial factors in the etiology and progression of various physical illnesses.
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