Introduction to Personality: Toward an Integration / Edition 7

Introduction to Personality: Toward an Integration / Edition 7

by Walter Mischel, Ronald E. Smith, Yuichi Shoda
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471272493

ISBN-13: 9780471272496

Pub. Date: 08/08/2003

Publisher: Wiley

This introduction to the essential concepts of personality reflects many of the exciting, prolific developments that have occurred in the last decade in personality psychology and related areas. Many of these advances in the field, which come from a variety of diverse sources including behavior genetics, social evolutionary theory, trait theory and the Big Five,…  See more details below

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This introduction to the essential concepts of personality reflects many of the exciting, prolific developments that have occurred in the last decade in personality psychology and related areas. Many of these advances in the field, which come from a variety of diverse sources including behavior genetics, social evolutionary theory, trait theory and the Big Five, social cognitive theory, cognitive neuroscience, and findings at the interface of personality and social psychology, directly impact our understanding of the nature of personality. The text captures the promising new directions the field is taking. This text offers students a perspective to understand the essentials of personality.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471272496
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/08/2003
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
544
Product dimensions:
8.25(w) x 10.37(h) x 1.05(d)

Table of Contents

Preface and Text Organization
Ch. 1Orientation to Personality1
Ch. 2Data, Methods, and Tools19
Pt. IThe Trait-Dispositional Level41
Ch. 3Types and Traits43
Ch. 4The Expressions of Dispositions69
Pt. IIThe Psychodynamic-Motivational Level91
Ch. 5Psychodynamic Theories: Freud's Conceptions93
Ch. 6Post-Freudian Psychodynamics and Motives113
Ch. 7Psychodynamic Processes141
Pt. IIIThe Phenomenological Level169
Ch. 8Phenomenological Conceptions171
Ch. 9The Internal View194
Pt. IVThe Behavioral-Conditioning Level217
Ch. 10Behavioral Conceptions220
Ch. 11Analyzing and Modifying Behavior244
Pt. VThe Social Cognitive Level269
Ch. 12Social Cognitive Conceptions271
Ch. 13Social Cognitive Processes291
Pt. VIThe Biological Level321
Ch. 14Heredity and Personality323
Ch. 15Evolution, Brain, and Personality344
Pt. VIIIntegration of Levels: The Person as a Whole367
Ch. 16Personality in the Pursuit of Goals371
Ch. 17Self-Regulation: From Goal Pursuit to Goal Attainment392
Ch. 18Personality in its Context and Culture417
Glossary439
References455
Photo Credits489
Name Index490
Subject Index499

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