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Personality Psychology
A Student-Centered Approach

Second Edition
  • Jim McMartin - California State University, Northridge, USA
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March 2016 | 408 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Personality Psychology: A Student-Centered Approach organizes the field of personality psychology around basic questions relevant to the reader’s past, present, and future selves. Answers to the questions are based on findings from up-to-date research and shed light on the validity of personality theories to help students deepen their understanding of their own personalities. Concise, conversational, and easy-to-understand, the Second Edition is enhanced with new chapters, new research that reflects the latest scholarship, and new photos and illustrations throughout.
 
Part I: Basic Issues in Personaility Psychology
 
Chapter 1: Using Theory and Research to Understand Personality
Basic Questions about Theories

 
Five Personality Theories

 
 
Chapter 2: Research Methods and Personality Assessment
Research Methods

 
Personality Assessment

 
Ethical Issues In Research And Assessment

 
Summing Up: How Should I Interpret My Score On A Personality Test?

 
 
Part II: My Past Self
 
Chapter 3: Genetic and Temperamental Influences
Behavioral Genetics: The Seeds of Personality

 
Temperament

 
 
Chapter 4: Cultivating Personality
Ingredient #1: Parenting Styles

 
Ingredient #2: Attachment

 
Ingredient #3: Identification

 
 
Part III: My Present Self
 
Chapter 5: Identity and Self- Esteem
Introduction

 
Psychosocial Theory Of Identity

 
Humanistic/Narrative Approaches To Identity And Self-Esteem

 
Single-Variable Research Programs

 
 
Chapter 6: Needs, Motives, and Goals
Alfred Adler’s Fundamental Human Motive

 
Three Humanistic Approaches to Motivation

 
Evolutionary Psychology’s View Of Motivation

 
Dispositional Approaches To Motivation

 
Cognitive Approaches To Motivation

 
 
Chapter 7: Stress And Coping
Interpretational Approaches

 
Dispositional Approaches

 
Psychodynamic Approaches

 
Positive Psychology And Coping

 
 
Chapter 8: Disorders Of Personality
What Is A Personality Disorder?

 
Thinking About Personality Disorders: Syndromes or Dimensions?

 
Ten Personality Disorders

 
Syndromes Vs. Dimensions: Strengths And Weaknesses

 
Sources For Diagnosis

 
Personality Disorders Over The Life Span

 
 
Part IV: My Future Self
 
Chapter 9: Expectations, Plans, And Self- Regulation
The Psychology Of Personal Constructs

 
Expectancies And Internal Working Models

 
Self-Regulation: Threats And Theories

 
 
Chapter 10: Continuity And Change Over The Life Course
Personality Stability And Change

 
Levels Of Personality

 
Humanistic And Existential Approaches

 
Psychodynamic Approaches to Continuity and Change

 

Supplements

Instructor Resource Site
The instructor resource site features a test bank created by the author.

A great book explaining pshycology and personality, a discovery for learners on how theory denotes personality and can be applied to a variety of issues. Recommended as part of thier study programme for reference and research.

Miss Sam Ford
Psychology, Southend Adult Community College
April 25, 2019

Well-written book which grasps the essentials of personality psychology. I chose selected chapters of this book to adopt in my class.

Dr Stephanie Hanke
Faculty of Psychology, Ruhr-University Bochum
April 11, 2019

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