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Normal Personality A New Way of Thinking about People

ISBN-10: 0521881064

ISBN-13: 9780521881067

Edition: 2007

Authors: Steven Reiss

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Based on a series of scientific studies, this book advances an original scientific theory of psychological needs, values, and personality traits. Reiss shows how different points on motivational continua produce different personality traits and values. He also shows how knowledge of psychological needs and values can be applied in counseling individuals and couples. The author describes new, powerful methods of assessing and predicting motivated behavior in natural environments including corporations, schools, and relationships.
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Book details

List price: $42.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 1/28/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 212
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

Professor Steven Reiss is the executive director of the newly formed World Society of Motivation Scientists and Professionals. He produced an influential scientific model of anxiety, called anxiety sensitivity (AS), that facilitated early identification of people at risk for various anxiety- and stress-related disorders. AS created new opportunities for ongoing large-scale NIH-funded research projects on prevention, military research on possible inoculation methods for post-traumatic stress disorder, and new psychological research on chronic pain and substance abuse. He constructed the Reiss Profile, an assessment instrument for determining what motivates someone, and published the first ever scientifically validated taxonomy of life motives (psychological needs). His motivation methods have been successfully used by major league professional teams, an Olympic gold medalist, a world champion team, and a growing clientele of human resource managers and executive job coaches.

Acknowledgments
Overview
My Wife Thinks Something Is Wrong with Me
The Sixteen Basic Desires
Intensity of Basic Motivation
Normal Personality Types
Overcoming Personal Troubles
Six Reasons for Adolescent Underachievement
Self-Hugging and Personal Blind Spots
Relationships
Reinterpretation of Myers-Briggs Personality Types
The Sixteen Principles of Motivation
Dictionary of Normal Personality Traits
Reiss Motivation Profile Estimator
The Sixteen Basic Desires at a Glance
Notes
References
Index