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Introduction to Personality Toward an Integrative Science of the Person

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ISBN-10: 047008765X

ISBN-13: 9780470087657

Edition: 8th 2008 (Revised)

Authors: Walter Mischel, Yuichi Shoda, Ronald E. Smith, Ozlem Ayduk

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Reflecting the latest developments, this eighth edition paints a picture of the field as a cumulative, integrative science that builds on its rich past. It provides a much more coherent view of the whole functioning individual in the social world. Throughout the chapters, emphasis is placed on practical applications and personal relevance to everyday life in a clear and compelling way. The book also explores the essential features and contributions from the field's heritage
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Book details

List price: $231.95
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/10/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 592
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.442
Language: English

Daniel Cervone, PhD, is Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has been a visiting faculty member at the University of Washington and the University of Rome, ¿La Sapienza,' and a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. His publications include [i]The Coherence of Personality[/i] (coedited with Yuichi Shoda). Walter Mischel, PhD, is the Robert Johnston Niven Professor of Humane Letters in Psychology at Columbia University. He also has held academic appointments at the University of Colorado, Harvard University, and Stanford University, and has been a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. A recipient of the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award of the American Psychological Association, Dr. Mischel currently serves as editor of the [i]Psychological Review[/i].

Daniel Cervone, PhD, is Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He earned his doctorate in psychology from Stanford University in 1985. He is a former Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, CA. Yuichi Shoda, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Washington, Seattle, was born in Japan and studied geophysics at Hokkaido University. He then studied psychology at the University of California at Santa Cruz, Stanford University, and Columbia University, and received his doctorate at Columbia in 1990.

Ronald E. Smith is Professor of Psychology at the University of Washington, where he has served as Director of Clinical Psychology Training and as Head of the Social Psychology and Personality area. He received his Bachelors degree from Marquette University and his Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University. Dr. Smith has held faculty positions at Purdue University and at Washington, as well as visiting appointments at Marquette University, the University of Hawaii, the University of New Mexico, and UCLA. His major research interests are in personality, stress and coping, and in performance enhancement research and intervention. Dr. Smith is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and a Past President of the Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology. He has published more than 100 scientific articles and book chapters in his areas of interest and has authored or co-authored 19 books on introductory psychology, stress and stress management, sport psychology, and human performance enhancement.

Orientation to Personality
Data, Methods, and Tools
The Trait-Dispositional Level
Types and Traits
The Expressions of Dispositions
The Biological Level
Heredity and Personality
Brain, Evolution, and Personality
The Psychodynamic-Motivational Level
Psychodynamic Theories: Freud's Conceptions
Psychodynamic Applications and Processes
Post-Freudian Psychodynamics
The Behavioral-Conditioning Level
Behavioral Conceptions
Analyzing and Modifying Behavior
The Phenomenological-Humanistic Level
Phenomenological-Humanistic Conceptions
The Internal View
The Social Cognitive Level
Social Cognitive Conceptions
Social Cognitive Processes
Integration of Levels: The Person as a Whole
The Personality System: Integrating the Levels
Self-Regulation: From Goal Pursuit to Goal Attainment
Personality in its Social Context and Culture