CART

(0) items

The Person: An Introduction to the Science of Personality Psychology, 5th Edition,9780470129135
This item qualifies for
FREE SHIPPING!

FREE SHIPPING OVER $59!

Your order must be $59 or more, you must select US Postal Service Shipping as your shipping preference, and the "Group my items into as few shipments as possible" option when you place your order.

Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace Items, eBooks, Apparel, and DVDs not included.

The Person: An Introduction to the Science of Personality Psychology, 5th Edition

by
Edition:
5th
ISBN13:

9780470129135

ISBN10:
0470129131
Media:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
12/1/2008
Publisher(s):
WILEY
List Price: $174.70

Rent Textbook

(Recommended)
 
Term
Due
Price
$69.88

Buy Used Textbook

Usually Ships in 2-3 Business Days
$122.29

Buy New Textbook

Currently Available, Usually Ships in 24-48 Hours
$170.33

eTextbook

We're Sorry
Not Available

More New and Used
from Private Sellers
Starting at $109.95

Questions About This Book?

Why should I rent this book?
Renting is easy, fast, and cheap! Renting from eCampus.com can save you hundreds of dollars compared to the cost of new or used books each semester. At the end of the semester, simply ship the book back to us with a free UPS shipping label! No need to worry about selling it back.
How do rental returns work?
Returning books is as easy as possible. As your rental due date approaches, we will email you several courtesy reminders. When you are ready to return, you can print a free UPS shipping label from our website at any time. Then, just return the book to your UPS driver or any staffed UPS location. You can even use the same box we shipped it in!
What version or edition is this?
This is the 5th edition with a publication date of 12/1/2008.
What is included with this book?
  • The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any CDs, lab manuals, study guides, etc.
  • The Used copy of this book is not guaranteed to inclue any supplemental materials. Typically, only the book itself is included.
  • The Rental copy of this book is not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. You may receive a brand new copy, but typically, only the book itself.

Summary

The Person provides psychologists with an organizational scheme for personality psychology. This sets the study of the person into evolutionary and cultural context and divided personality up into three broad areas: dispositional traits, characteristic adaptations, and integrative life stories. The fifth edition has been updated to reflect advances that have occurred in the field of psychology in the past few years. It presents new findings that have been obtained with respect to the correlates of personality traits, the dynamics of motives and goals in human lives, and the meanings and manifestations of life stories. Discussions are included on the new ideas on evolution and morality as well as the role of culture in personality. Psychologists will also find a much stronger and detailed discussion of psychophysiology of extraversion, neuroticism, and the train of sensation-seeking.

Table of Contents

The Background: Persons, Human Nature, and Culture
Studying the Person
Evolution and Human Nature
Social Learning and Culture
Sketching the Outline: Dispositional Traits and the Prediction of Behavior
Personality Traits: Fundamental Concepts and Issues
Five Basic Traits - In the Brain and in Behavior
Continuity and Change in Traits: The Role of Genes, Environments, and Time
Filling in the Details: Characteristic Adaptations to Life Tasks
Motives and Goals: What Do We Want in Life?
Self and Other: Social-Cognitive Aspects of Personality
Developmental Stages and Tasks
Making a Life: The Stories We Live By
Life Scripts, Life Stories
The Interpretation of Stories: From Freud to Today
Writing Stories of Lives: Biography and Life Course
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.


Please wait while the item is added to your cart...