Personality: Classic Theories and Modern Research / Edition 5

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Overview

This successful text puts “personality” back into the personality course, integrating the classic insights of the personality theorists with modern research in a manner that will fascinate and encourage deeper thought.

This text explores classic theory from a perspective that encourages critical thinking and fosters intellectual insight with respect to human nature. For example, it shows the relevance of classic theory to topics of personality and culture, evolution, ego, gender, and person-situation interactionism.

Employing the highest scientific standards, Personality also uses a wide range of unique and provocative pedagogical devices that have been shown to motivate students. Hailed as the best-written, most relevant personality textbook on the market, Friedman and Schustack's fourth edition brings the field of personality to today's diverse student body.

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Introductory textbook examines theories of personality, starting from the viewpoint that there are eight basic aspects to personality: psychoanalytic, ego, biological, behaviorist, cognitive, trait, humanistic, and interactionist. Later chapters apply these aspects to individual differences such as those of gender and culture. Summaries after each chapter encapsulate key theorists and concepts discussed. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205050178
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 1/4/2011
  • Series: MyPsychKit Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 576
  • Sales rank: 39,580
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Howard S. Friedman is Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Riverside, where he studies personality and health. Dr. Friedman was awarded UCR’s Distinguished Teaching Award, and in 2000 he was named Outstanding Teacher by the Western Psychological Association (WPA). He is an elected Fellow of the Division of Personality and Social Psychology and the Division of Health Psychology of the American Psychological Association. He received the 2008 James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award from the Association for Psychological Science (APS), which recognizes a lifetime of outstanding contributions to the area of applied psychological research. An honors graduate of Yale University, Dr. Friedman received his Ph.D. from Harvard University.

Miriam W. Schustack is Professor and Chair of Psychology at California State University in San Marcos (near San Diego), where she currently specializes in individual differences and the use of computers in learning. She previously taught at Harvard University and has served as a Fellow of the American Council on Education. An honors and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Princeton University, Dr. Schustack received her master’s from Yale and her Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University.

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Table of Contents

Part I Introduction

Chapter 1 What Is Personality?

Chapter 2 How Is Personality Studied and Assessed?

Part II Eight Basic Aspects of Personality

Chapter 3 Psychoanalytic Aspects of Personality

Chapter 4 Neo-Analytic and Ego Aspects of Personality: Identity

Chapter 5 Biological Aspects of Personality

Chapter 6 Behaviorist and Learning Aspects of Personality

Chapter 7 Cognitive and Social-Cognitive Aspects of Personality

Chapter 8 Trait Aspects of Personality

Chapter 9 Humanistic, Existential, and Positive Aspects of Personality

Chapter 10 Person—Situation Interactionist Aspects of Personality

Part III Applications to Individual Differences

Chapter 11 Male—Female Differences

Chapter 12 Stress, Adjustment, and Health Differences

Chapter 13 Culture, Religion, and Ethnicity: Processes and Differences

Chapter 14 Love and Hate

Part IV Conclusion and Outlook for the Future

Chapter 15 Where Will We Find Personality?

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