This introduction to the study of personality focuses on the results of current research. It explores such areas as personality development and the nature of personality, while at the same time providing a historical context to the scientific examination of human personalities.
Designed to familiarize students with major theories and research current in the field of personality psychology. Each chapter begins with an overview followed by a list of questions devised to stimulate interest and aid in relating research to broader issues. A boxed insert features a researcher whose work is covered in the chapter along with a personal statement regarding the development, contemporary significance and future direction of his/her work.
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The scientific study of personality. Part 1: which units of personality? the trait concept; cognitive units of personality; motivational units of personality. Part 2: personality development - the nature and nurture of personality; charting the lives of people over time. Part 3: subject areas of investigation; the unconscious; the concept of self; the path from thinking to action; emotion, adaptation and health; maladaptive personality.
The Science of Personality by Lawrence A. Pervin
Lawrence A. Pervin
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