The Psychology of Personality: Viewpoints, Research, and Applications, 2nd Edition

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-03-01
  • Publisher: Wiley
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This engaging, comprehensive introduction to the field of personality psychology integrates discussion of personality theories, research, assessment techniques, and applications of specific theories. The Psychology of Personality introduces students to many important figures in the field and covers both classic and contemporary issues and research. The second edition reflects significant changes in the field but retains many of the special features that made it a textbook from which instructors found easy to teach and students found easy to learn. Bernardo Carducci's passion for the study of personality is evident on every page.

Author Biography

Bernardo J. Carducci is professor of psychology and Director of the Shyness Research Institute at Indiana University Southeast. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, a member of “Who’s Who in Frontier Science and Technology”, a member of Division APA's Division 2 (Teaching of Psychology); past president of the Council of Teachers of Undergraduate Psychology; and author of Shyness: A Bold New Approach (2000), a trade book offering strategies for controlling shyness in adults and children, which is highly recommend by the best-selling “Mars-Venus” series author John Gray. He is also the author of The Pocket Guide to Making Successful Small Talk: How to Talk to Anyone Anytime Anywhere About Anything (1999), and editorial consultant on various academic journals. In addition to his multiple appearances on ABC’s “Good Morning America” and other national and international media services, Dr. Carducci's writings and advice on shyness have been featured in such diverse sources as Psychology Today, U.S. News and World Report, USA Weekend Magazine, Vogue, Parenting Magazine, Self, Child Magazine, Reader’s Digest, Patents, Fitness, Entrepreneur, The London Times, The Los Angeles Times, and The New York Times, to name just a few. Dr. Carducci continues to teach courses in social psychology personality, service learning, shyness, and principles of mental health. His research interests include shyness, romantic expectations, interpersonal attraction, career development for psychology majors, and the teaching of psychology.

Table of Contents

The Scope, Methods, and Techniques of Personality Psychology
An Introduction to the Psychology of Personality: An Overview to the Study of the Person
Personality Assessment: An Introduction to the Measurement of Personality
The Viewpoints of Personality: Different Perspectives of the Person
The Psychodynamic Viewpoint: Forging Personality out of Conflict Resolution
The Viewpoints of Jung and Adler: Early Reactions to Freud
The Viewpoints of Horney, Erikson, Sullivan, and Fromm: The Neo-Freudians
The Phenomenological Viewpoint of Carl R. Rogers: Putting the Person at the Center of Personality
The Humanistic Viewpoints of Maslow and Kelly: A Motivational and Perceptual Persoective
The Trait Viewpoint: Psychological Dispositions of Personality
The Biological Viewpoint: Biological Perspectives on Personality
The Learning Viewpoint: The Acquisition of Personality
The Social-Cognitive Viewpoint: Cognitive Processes and Personality
Selected Topics in the Study of Personality Psychology
The Self-Concept: The Core of Personality
Special Topics in the Study of the Self: Gender Identity, Self-esteem, Self-monitoring, Subjective Well-being, and Self-schema
Anxiety: An All-Encompassing Intrapersonal Process of Personality
Author Index
Subject Index
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