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Personality W/ Power Web,9780072502831
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Personality W/ Power Web



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McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

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This is the 1st edition with a publication date of 10/3/2001.
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By uniquely organizing coverage into six domains of personality functioning (biological, intrapsychic, dispositional, cognitive/experiential, social and cultural, and the adjustment domain) Personality Psychology interweaves contemporary research with classic and modern theories within the context of each of the domains. By adopting this unique framework, authors Randy Larsen and David Buss encourage students to view the "whole person" as the sum of influences and effects of each of the domains of personality functioning. The newest and most unique option for a personality course, this text brings the subject to life with a vivid, colorful layout - the first personality textbook to incorporate a four-color design.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction to Personality Psychology

2 Personality Assessment, Measurement, and Research Design

I The Biological Domain

3 Physiological Approaches to Personality

4 Genetics and Personality

5 Evolutionary Perspectives on Personality

II The Intrapsychic Domain

6 Psychoanalytic Approaches to Personality

7 Psychoanalytic Approaches: Contemporary Issues

8 Motives and the Dynamics of Personality

III The Dispositional Domain

9 Traits and Trait Taxonomies

10 Theoretical and Measurement Issues in Trait Psychology

11 Personality Dispositions over Time: Stability, Change, and Coherence

IV The Cognitive/Experiential Domain

12 Cognitive Topics in Personality

13 Emotion and Personality

14 Approaches to the Self

V The Social and Cultural Domain

15 Interpersonal Aspects of Personality

16 Sex, Gender, and Personality

17 Culture and Personality

IV The Adjustment Domain

18 Stress, Coping, Adjustment, and Health

19 Disorders of Personality

20 Summary and Possible Future Directions

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