ISBN-10:
0803987250
ISBN-13:
9780803987258
Pub. Date:
08/03/1992
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Personality and Social Psychology: Towards a Synthesis / Edition 1

Personality and Social Psychology: Towards a Synthesis / Edition 1

by Barbara Krahe
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ISBN-13: 9780803987258
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 08/03/1992
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Barbara Krah[ac]e lectures in the Department of Psychology, Free University of Berlin. She holds a Heisenberg Fellowship awarded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft. She is author of Situation Cognition and Coherence in Personality (1990) and co-editor (with G[um]un R Semin) of Issues in Contemporary German Social Psychology (1987).

Table of Contents

Persons and Situations
Cornerstones of Modern Personality Psychology
The Issue of Consistency in Personality
Sixty Years of Controversy
In Defence of Traits
New (and Revived) Perspectives
Modern Interactionism
An Alternative Framework for Personality Research
Implementing the Interactionist Programme
Three Exemplary Areas of Research
Improving Personality Measurement
The Nomothetic Road to the Study of Consistency
Personality Psychology Is about Individuals
Rediscovering the Idiographic Legacy
The Role of the Situation in Personality Research
Personality Psychology in the Nineties
An Outlook
EXPANDED CONTENTS FOR SOLUS
APTER ONE
PERSONS AND SITUATIONS
CORNERSTONES OF MODERN PERSONALITY PSYCHOLOGY
Scope of the book
eview of the chapters
APTER TWO
THE ISSUE OF CONSISTENCY IN PERSONALITY
SIXTY YEARS OF CONTROVERSY
Meanings of consistency
The beginnings of the controversy
The traditional trait position
The situationist challenge
Proposed solutions
mmary
APTER THREE
IN DEFENCE OF TRAITS
NEW (AND REVIVED) PERSPECTIVES
Basic trait dimensions
the big five
The biological basis of traits
Traits as social constructions
mmary
APTER FOUR
MODERN INTERACTIONISM
AN ALTERNATIVE FRAMEWORK FOR PERSONALITY RESEARCH
The fundamentals of modern interactionism
The role of situation variables
Personality development from an interactionist perspective
mmary
APTER FIVE
IMPLEMENTING THE INTERACTIONIST PROGRAMME
THREE EXEMPLARY AREAS OF RESEARCH
Anxiety
a multidimensional approach
Emotions and person-situation congruence
Prosocial behaviour
Has interactionism come of age
critical voices
mmary
APTER SIX
IMPROVING PERSONALITY MEASUREMENT
THE NOMOTHETIC ROAD TO THE STUDY OF CONSISTENCY
The moderator variable strategy
beyond omnibus predictions
Aggregation and act trends
beyond single-act criteria
The peer-rating strategy
beyond self-reports
mmary
APTER SEVEN
PERSONALITY PSYCHOLOGY IS ABOUT INDIVIDUALS
REDISCOVERING THE IDIOGRAPHIC LEGACY
Strategies for capturing individual uniqueness
The idiothetic approach to consistency
Integrating idiographic and nomothetic measures of personality
Understanding personal life plans
mmary
APTER EIGHT
THE ROLE OF THE SITUATION IN PERSONALITY RESEARCH
Situations as objective entities
Situations as subjective realities
Situations as chosen by the individual
mmary
CHAPTER NINE
PERSONALITY PSYCHOLOGY IN THE NINETIES
AN OUTLOOK

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