Person A New Introduction to Personality Psychology

ISBN-10: 0471716995
ISBN-13: 9780471716990
Edition: 4th 2006
Authors: Dan P. McAdams
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Book details

List price: $111.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/13/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 624
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.046

Preface
The Background: Persons, Human Nature, and Culture
Studying the Person
What Do We Know When We Know a Person?
Science and the Person
Personality Psychology
Summary
Evolution and Human Nature
On Human Nature: Our Evolutionary Heritage
Hurting, Helping, and Loving: Three Faces of Human Nature
Summary
Social Learning and Culture
Behaviorism and Social-Learning Theory
The Social Ecology of Human Behavior
Summary
Sketching the Outline: Dispositional Traits and the Prediction of Behavior
Personality Traits: Fundamental Concepts and Issues
The Idea of Trait
Measuring Traits
The Controversy Over Traits
Summary
Five Basic Traits
E: Extraversion
N: Neuroticism
O: Openness to Experience
C and A: Conscientiousness and Agreeableness
Summary 183
Traits Across the Lifespan: Continuity and Change
The Continuity of Traits
The Origins of Traits: Genes and Environments
Change and Complexity
Summary
Filling in the Details: Characteristic Adaptations to Life Tasks
Motives and Goals: What Do We Want in Life?
The Psychoanalytic View
The Humanistic View
The Diversity View
Summary
Self and Other: Social-Cognitive Aspects of Personality
The Psychology of Personal Constructs
Cognitive Styles and Personality
Social-Cognitive Theory and the Person
Summary
Developmental Stages and Tasks
Martin Luther's Identity Crisis
Erik Erikson's Theory of Psychosocial Development
Jane Loevinger's Theory of Ego Development
Summary
Making a Life: The Stories We Live By
Life Scripts, Life Stories
The Meaning of Stories
Feeling and Story: Tomkins's Script Theory
Narrative Identity
Summary
Interpreting People's Stories: From Freud to Feminism
Freudian Interpretation
The Jungian Approach: Myth and Symbol
Adler: Beginning and Endings
Lives as Texts
Summary
Writing Stories of Lives: Biography and Life Course
Icarus: An Ancient Story
Personology and the Study of Lives
Biography, Narrative, and Lives
Summary
Glossary
References
Credits
Name Index
Subject Index

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