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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471272496
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/8/2003
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 544
  • Product dimensions: 8.25 (w) x 10.37 (h) x 1.05 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface and Text Organization
Ch. 1 Orientation to Personality 1
Ch. 2 Data, Methods, and Tools 19
Pt. I The Trait-Dispositional Level 41
Ch. 3 Types and Traits 43
Ch. 4 The Expressions of Dispositions 69
Pt. II The Psychodynamic-Motivational Level 91
Ch. 5 Psychodynamic Theories: Freud's Conceptions 93
Ch. 6 Post-Freudian Psychodynamics and Motives 113
Ch. 7 Psychodynamic Processes 141
Pt. III The Phenomenological Level 169
Ch. 8 Phenomenological Conceptions 171
Ch. 9 The Internal View 194
Pt. IV The Behavioral-Conditioning Level 217
Ch. 10 Behavioral Conceptions 220
Ch. 11 Analyzing and Modifying Behavior 244
Pt. V The Social Cognitive Level 269
Ch. 12 Social Cognitive Conceptions 271
Ch. 13 Social Cognitive Processes 291
Pt. VI The Biological Level 321
Ch. 14 Heredity and Personality 323
Ch. 15 Evolution, Brain, and Personality 344
Pt. VII Integration of Levels: The Person as a Whole 367
Ch. 16 Personality in the Pursuit of Goals 371
Ch. 17 Self-Regulation: From Goal Pursuit to Goal Attainment 392
Ch. 18 Personality in its Context and Culture 417
Glossary 439
References 455
Photo Credits 489
Name Index 490
Subject Index 499
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