Advanced Personality / Edition 1

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Embracing all aspects of personality study, Advanced Personality addresses major established theories and vital current research topics in the field, from the perspectives of both clinical and scholarly settings. This impressive text-reference features chapters that cover, among other topics-psychobiological theories of personality- conscious and unconscious functioning-and personality disorders from a trait perspective. Written for entry-level graduate and upper-level undergraduate students, the book includes an introductory chapter with a chronological table listing all major figures in the history of the field, and tables that summarize key aspects of various theories.

Incl. learned helplessness & explanatory style; subjective well-being; self-w/other representations; sex/gender etc.

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A textbook for advanced undergraduates and entry-level graduate students. The 16 contributions cover a variety of theories of personality: psychoanalytic; interpersonal and systemic; humanistic and experiential; psychobiological; social cognitive; and cognitive- experiential. They also look at current research topics such as aggressive personalities, learned helplessness, subjective well-being and personality, gender and the individual, and personality disorders. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780306484353
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 5/3/2004
  • Series: Springer Series in Social Clinical Psychology
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 422
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Overview: Introduction to Personality Study; D.F. Barone, K.D. Kominars. Theories of Personality: Psychoanalytic Theories of Personality; B. Quintar, et al. Interpersonal and Systemic Theories of Personality; S.N. Gold, G. Bacigalupe. Humanistic and Experiential Theories of Personality; J.C. Watson, L.S. Greenberg. Trait Theories of Personality; M. Zuckerman. Operant Theory of Personality; C.R. Parker, et al. Social Cognitive Theories of Personality; S.L. Williams, D. Cervone. Special Topic: Conscious and Unconscious Functioning: Cognitive-Experiential Self-Theory; S. Epstein. Why Do We Need to Be Conscious? A Psychoanalytic Answer; H. Shevrin. Current Research Topics in Personality: Aggressive Personalities; L. Erkowitz. Learned Helplessness and Explanatory Style; C. Peterson, C. Park. Subjective Well-Being and Personality; E. Diener. Personality Disorders; T.A. Widiger. Self-with-Other Representations; D.M. Ogilvie, et al. Sex/Gender and the Individual; R.D. Ashmore, A.D. Sewell. Author Index. Subject Index.

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