Me, Myself, and Us: The Science of Personality and the Art of Well-Being

Me, Myself, and Us: The Science of Personality and the Art of Well-Being

by Brian R. Little

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781610396387
Publisher: PublicAffairs
Publication date: 04/05/2016
Edition description: First Trade Paper Edition
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 409,158
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Professor Brian R. Little is an internationally acclaimed scholar and speaker in the field of personality and motivational psychology. He is a fellow of the Well-being Institute at Cambridge University, where he also lectures in the Department of Psychology and the Cambridge Judge Business School. He is a Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus at Carleton University. Little has taught at Carleton, McGill, Oxford, and Harvard Universities. He was elected as a “Favorite Professor” by the graduating classes of Harvard for three consecutive years. He lives in Cambridge, England, and Ottawa, Canada.

For more information, visit or follow him on Twitter @DrBrianRLittle

Table of Contents

Preface ix

1 First Blushes and Second Thoughts 1

2 Stable Traits and Weil-Being: Set Like Plaster? 23

3 Free Traits: On Acting Out of Character 45

4 Mutable Selves: Personality and Situations 69

5 Control, Agency, and the Shape of a Life 91

6 Hale and Hardy: Personality and Health 113

7 Personality and Creativity: The Myth of the Solo Hero 133

8 Where Are You? Personality in Place 159

9 Personal Projects: The Happiness of Pursuit 181

10 Self-Reflections: The Art of Well-Being 201

Acknowledgments 221

Notes 225

References 241

Index 255

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book. A world class sociologist explains a lot to help us think about our selves and who we want to be. And he does it in a gracious friendly and fun way. Boatloads of profundity and good science too. Thank you Brian Little!