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Introduction to Personality: Toward an Integrative Science of the Person, 8th Edition

September 2007, ©2008
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This Eighth Edition reflects the new developments within personality psychology, and gives the student a picture of the field as a cumulative, integrative science that builds on its rich past and now allows a much more coherent view of the whole functioning individual in the social world. This revision, subtitled: Toward an Integrative Science of the Person, is committed to making that integration, and its practical applications and personal relevance to everyday life, even more clear and compelling for our students.

In this new edition the focus is placed on distilling how findings at each of the six major levels of analysis of personality (trait-disposition, biological, psychodynamic-motivational, behavioral-conditioning, phenomenological-humanistic, and social-cognitive) still speak to and inform each other, and how they add to the current state of the science and its continuing growth.

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Introduction.

1. Orientation to Personality.

2. Data, Methods, and Tools.

Part I The Trait-Dispositional Level.

3. Types and Traits.

4. The Expressions of Dispositions.

Part II The Biological Level.

5. Heredity and Personality.

6. Brain, Evolution, and Personality.

Part III The Psychodynamic-Motivational Level.

7. Psychodynamic Theories: Freud's Conceptions.

8. Psychodynamic Applications and Processes.

9. Post-Freudian Psychodynamics.

Part IV The Behavioral-Conditioning Level.

10. Behavioral Conceptions.

11. Analyzing and Modifying Behavior.

Part V The Phenomenological-Humanistic Level.

12. Phenomenological-Humanistic Conceptions.

13. The Internal View.

Part VI The Social Cognitive Level.

14. Social Cognitive Conceptions.

15. Social Cognitive Processes.

Part VII Integration of Levels: The Person as a Whole.

16. The Personality System: Integrating the Levels.

17. Self-Regulation: From Goal Pursuit to Goal Attainment.

18. Personality in its Social Context and Culture.

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  • This extensive revision includes more than 25 percent of fresh material. The text has been updated and reorganized to reflect the continuing growth and transformation of personality psychology.
  • Focus on distilling how findings at each of the 6 major levels of analysis of personality still speak to and inform each other, and how they add to the current state of the science and its growth.
  • Three fresh, integrative chapters focus on the contemporary scene and demonstrate relations among all the levels for gaining a rich sense of the personality system and the person as a whole.
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  • Variety of features are used to help students see the interplay among the insights obtained at the six major levels of analysis.
  • Continued and expanded Focus Questions, designed to facilitate active processing of content by the reader and to function as study guide and retrieval cues.
  • The
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Instructors Resources
Wiley Instructor Companion Site
Delay Paradigm Video
A short set of clips from the classic delay paradigm as carried out by Walter Mischel and his colleagues (including Dr. Monica Rodriguez, Department of Psychology, SUNY, Albany, NY, who created this video). The video helps bring to life the ways in which young children cope with self-regulatory dilemmas.
Test Bank
Comprehensive sets of test questions for each chapter.
Case of Lourdes
A case study viewing an individual from multiple levels of analysis.
Sample Syllabi
For semester and quarter systems.
Recommended Readings
A bibliography of recommended readings listed by chapter to supplement references throughout the text.
Selected Tables and Figures
Taken from the text for use in overheads or handouts.
PowerPoint Slides
Two sets of PowerPoint slides are available. One set corresponds directly to each text chapter; the other was used by the authors in teaching Introduction to Personality.
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Practice Questions
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Sample Personality Questionnaires
Can be used to self-test various aspects of personality learned in the course.
Web Links
Links to websites with additional measures and information to compliment themes in the text and to facilitate further exploration of personality psychology.
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Introduction to Personality: Toward an Integrative Science of the Person, 8th Edition
ISBN : 978-0-470-47053-4
October 2008, ©2009
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Introduction to Personality: Toward an Integrative Science of the Person, 8th Edition
ISBN : 978-0-470-08765-7
592 pages
September 2007, ©2008
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