In this 6th edition of Personality Psychology: Domains of Knowledge About Human Nature, Randy Larsen and David Buss dynamically demonstrate how scientists approach the study of personality. Major findings, both classical and contemporary, are presented in the context of six key domainsDispositional, Biological, Intrapsychic, Cognitive/Experimental, Social and Cultural, and Adjustmentproviding a foundation for the analysis and understanding of human personality. The Connect course for this offering includes SmartBook, an adaptive reading and study experience which guides students to master, recall, and apply key concepts while providing automatically-graded assessments.
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About the Author
Randy J. Larsen received his PhD in Personality Psychology from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana in 1984. In 1992, he was awarded the Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award for Early Career Contributions to Personality Psychology from the American Psychological Association, and in 1987 he received a Research Scientist Development Award from the National Institute of Mental Health. He has been an associate editor at the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology and the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, and has been on the editorial boards of the Journal of Research in Personality, Review of General Psychology, and the Journal of Personality. RandyLarsen has served on several Scientifi c Review Groups for the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Research Council. He is a Fellow in the Association for Psychological Science and the American Psychological Association. His research on personality has been supported by the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Aging, the McDonnell Foundation for Cognitive Neuroscience, and the Solon Summerfield Foundation. In 2000 he was elected president of the Midwestern Psychological Association. He has served on the faculty at Purdue University and the University of Michigan. Currently Randy Larsen is chairman of the Psychology Department, and the William R. Stuckenberg Professor of Human Values and Moral Development, at Washington University in St. Louis, where he teaches Personality Psychology and other courses. He lives in St. Louis with his wife and two children.
Table of Contents
IntroductionChapter 1: Introduction to Personality PsychologyChapter 2: Personality Assessment, Measurement, and Research DesignPart 1 The Dispositional DomainChapter 3: Traits and Trait TaxonomiesChapter 4: Theoretical and Measurement Issues in Trait PsychologyChapter 5: Personality Dispositions over Time: Stability, Coherence, and ChangePart 2 The Biological DomainChapter 6: Genetics and PersonalityChapter 7Physiological Approaches to PersonalityChapter 8: Evolutionary Perspectives on PersonalityPart 3 The Intrapsychic DomainChapter 9: Psychoanalytic Approaches to PersonalityChapter 10: Psychoanalytic Approaches: Contemporary IssuesChapter 11: Motives and PersonalityPart 4 The Cognitive/Experiential DomainChapter 12: Cognitive Topics in PersonalityChapter 13: Emotion and PersonalityChapter 14: Approaches to the SelfPart 5 The Social and Cultural DomainChapter 15: Personality and Social InteractionChapter 16: Sex, Gender, and PersonalityChapter 17: Culture and PersonalityPart 6 The Adjustment DomainChapter 18: Stress, Coping, Adjustment, and HealthChapter 19: Disorders of PersonalityChapter 20: Summary and Future DirectionsConclusion