Presents the major theories, research techniques, and assessment methods in contemporary personality psychology. Each theoretical chapter is followed by a research and assessment chapter, with summaries intended to help students recognize each theory's strengths and weaknesses.
This text introduces the major theories, research techniques, and assessment methods in contemporary personality psychology. Each theoretical chapter is followed by a research and assessment chapter, with summary evaluations intended to help students recognize each theory's strengths and weaknesses. The text can be used by students with little or no background in psychology beyond a general introductory course. The book features a mixture of traditional theory and recent research and offers a detailed discussion of the biological and environmental determinants of personality.
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Part 1 An introduction to the study of personality: introduction to personality; conceptions of personality. Part 2 Concepts of personality: psychoanalytic theory; psychoanalysis; phenomenology; phenomenology and the self; the dispositional perspective; dispositions; the behavioural traditional; behaviourism; social learning theory; social learning. Part 3 Personality processes: intelligence; anxiety, stress and health; perceived control; aggression; altruism, empathy and moral judgements; sex roles and gender differences.
Introduction to Personality by E.Jerry Phares
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