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The various perspectives of the field of personality provide the organizing framework for this text. Each perspective is presented in two chapters and is introduced by a prologue that describes the assumptions and themes of the perspective.
Table of Contents
|What Is Personality Psychology?|
|Theory in Personality Psychology|
|Perspectives on Personality|
|Organization within Chapters|
|Methods in the Study of Personality|
|Establishing Relationships among Variables|
|Issues in Personality Assessment|
|Sources of Information|
|Reliability of Measurement|
|Validity of Measurement|
|Two Rationales behind the Development of Assessment Devices|
|Better Assessment: A Never-Ending Search|
|The Dispositional Perspective|
|The Dispositional Perspective: Major Themes and Underlying Assumptions|
|Types, Traits, and Interactionism|
|Types and Traits|
|What Traits Matter?|
|The Five-Factor Model: The Basic Dimensions of Personality?|
|Traits, Situations, and Interactionism|
|Interactionism Extended: Context-Dependent Expression of Personality|
|Trait Psychology: Problems and Prospects|
|Needs and Motives|
|Basic Theoretical Elements|
|Needs, Motives, and Personality|
|Individual Differences in Specific Needs|
|Further Determinants of Behavior|
|The Methods of Personology|
|Need and Motive Theories: Problems and Prospects|
|The Biological Perspective|
|The Biological Perspective: Major Themes and Underlying Assumptions|
|Inheritance, Evolution, and Personality|
|Physique and Personality|
|Determining the Role of Inheritance in Personality|
|What Personality Qualities Are Inherited?|
|Two Further Issues|
|Evolution and Human Behavior|
|Inheritance and Evolution: Problems and Prospects|
|Biological Processes and Personality|
|Eysenck: Extraversion, Neuroticism, and Brain Functions|
|A Different View of Brain Functions: Approach and Inhibition|
|Sensation Seeking: A Third Biological System?|
|Hormones and Personality|
|Biological Processes and Personality: Problems and Prospects|
|The Psychoanalytic Perspective|
|The Psychoanalytic Perspective: Major Themes and Underlying Assumptions|
|Psychoanalytic Structure and Process|
|The Topographical Model of Mind|
|Aspects of Personality: The Structural Model|
|Motivation: The Drives of Personality|
|Psychoanalytic Structure and Process: Problems and Prospects|
|Anxiety, Defense, and Self-Protection|
|Mechanisms of Defense|
|The Psychopathology of Everyday Life|
|Projective Techniques of Assessment|
|Psychoanalytic Defense: Problems and Prospects|
|The Neoanalytic Perspective|
|The Neoanalytic Perspective: Major Themes and Underlying Assumptions|
|Principles of Ego Psychology|
|Ego Psychology: Problems and Prospects|
|Object Relations Theories|
|Attachment Theory and Personality|
|Erikson's Theory of Psychosocial Development|
|Problems in Behavior, and Behavior Change|
|Psychosocial Theories: Problems and Prospects|
|The Learning Perspective|
|The Learning Perspective: Major Themes and Underlying Assumptions|
|Conditioning Theories: Problems and Prospects|
|Social-Cognitive Learning Theories|
|Elaborations on Conditioning Processes|
|Manifestations of Cognitive and Social Learning|
|Social-Cognitive Learning Theories: Problems and Prospects|
|The Phenomenological Perspective|
|The Phenomenological Perspective: Major Themes and Underlying Assumptions|
|Humanistic Psychology: Self-Actualization and Self-Determination|
|The Self and Processes of Defense|
|Self-Actualization and Maslow's Hierarchy of Motives|
|Humanistic Theories: Problems and Prospects|
|Personal Constructs and Personality|
|Personal Construct Theory: Problems and Prospects|
|The Cognitive Self- Regulation Perspective|
|The Cognitive Self-Regulation Perspective: Major Themes and Underlying Assumptions|
|Contemporary Cognitive Views|
|Representing Your Experience of the World|
|Broader Statements on Cognition and Personality|
|Contemporary Cognitive Theories: Problems and Prospects|
|From Cognition to Behavior|
|Self-Regulation and Feedback Control|
|Self-Regulation Theories: Problems and Prospects|
|Personality In Perspective|
|Overlap and Integration|
|Similarities among Perspectives|
|Recurrent Themes, Viewed from Different Angles|
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