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Personality Psychology Science of Individuality

ISBN-10: 0131469037
ISBN-13: 9780131469037
Edition: 1998
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Description: Appropriate for undergraduate and graduate level psychology courses in personality. This text presents personality from a research perspective. It is written to be challenging and rigorous. Students are encouraged to explore the relationship  More...

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Book details

List price: $251.00
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 8/12/1997
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 446
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

Appropriate for undergraduate and graduate level psychology courses in personality. This text presents personality from a research perspective. It is written to be challenging and rigorous. Students are encouraged to explore the relationship between research and an understanding of their own personalities. It prepares students for reading the primary source literature in personality psychology. It attempts to show how empirical data are used to try to answer difficult questions in the area of personality.

Personality and Personality Psychology
What Is Personality?
What's Ahead in This Book?
Personality Measurement
Correlation and Experimentation
Understanding Correlation
Cause and Correlation
The Need for Measurement
Reliability
Validity
Threats to Validity
Social Desirability
Varieties of Personalities Measures
BFT
The Big Five Test
From Words to Traits: The Nature of Dispositions
Traits and Dispositions
Are Traits Mythical?
Situational Specificity
The Principle of Aggregation
Does Aggregation Solve the Situation-versus-Trait Debate?
Person-Situation Patterning
When Traits Predict behavior
Cross-Situational Aggregates
Longitudinal Continuity
Stability and Change in Adult Personality
The Big Five: Are We Finished?
The Lexical Hypothesis
Organizing the Lexicon
Factor Analysis
What Do We Know About the Big Five?
Beyond the Big Five
Genetic and Environmental Influences
The Concept of Heritability
Methodological Issues in the Study of Genetic and Environmental Research
Types Of Genetic and Environmental Influences
Results of Twin and Family Studies: Personality Traits
Results of Twin and Adoption Studies: Attitudes
Results of Twin and Adoption Studies: Intelligence
Intelligence and Personality Compared
Do Parents Influence Personality and Intelligence?
Implications of Research on Genetic and Environmental Influences
The Future
Personality and the Brain
Direct and Indirect Biological Influences
Studying Biological Contributions to Personality
Is a Biological Role in Personality Plausible?
Extraversion
Neuroticism
Hemispheric Asymmetry and Individual Differences in Emotions
Temperament in Childhood
Change and Stability in Temperament
Childhood Temperament and Adult Personality
Environment and Biology in Temperament
Gender Differences
Personality and Evolution
Individuality and Human Nature
What Is Evolutionary Psychology?
The Nature of Human Nature
"Why?" Questions
How Evolution Works
Why Is Sugar Sweet?
The Concept of Fitness
Sexual Selection
Testing Evolutionary Hypotheses: Sex Differences in the Psychology of Mating
Is It Convincing? Evolutionary Analysis of Jealousy
Considerations and Caveats
Gender Differences and Similarities
Science and Politics
Motives and Goals
Expectancy-Value Theory
What Are People's Motives?
Freud's Theory of Motivation
Henry Murray
Contemporary Research on Needs
Motive Incentives
Achievement Motivation
Implicit and Self-attributed Motives
Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation
Power Motivation
Affiliation and Intimacy Motives
Content Analysis of Archival Data
Goals
Personal Strivings
Life Tasks
Motives, Goals, and Traits
Unconscious Processes
Acts and Reasons: Can We Explain Why We Do What We Do?
Responses and Awareness
Conscious and Unconscious Processes Compared
The Unconscious and Personality
Conclusion
Cognitive Form
Intelligence as a Dimension of Personality
The Social Relevance of Intelligence
Our Thoughts, Our Feelings, Our Selves
Self-Esteem
Attributions
Self-efficacy
Self- consciousness
The Self in the Social Context
Cognition and Affect
Concluding Thoughts
Applications
Personality and Therapy
Personality and Work
Personality and Health
Conclusion: Personality in the Twenty-First Century
Biological Integration
Cross- method Integrations
Conclusion
Glossary
References
Author Index
Subject Index

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