The Psychology of Personality: Viewpoints, Research, and Applications, 2nd Edition
March 2009, ©2009, Wiley-Blackwell
1: The Psychology of Personality: An Overview to the Study of the Person.
2: Personality Assessment: An Introduction to the Measurement of Personality.
Section II: The Viewpoints of Personality: Different Perspectives of the Person:
3: The Psychodynamic Viewpoint: Forging Personality out of Conflict Resolution.
4: The Viewpoints of Jung and Adler: Early Reactions to Freud.
5: The Viewpoints of Horney, Erikson, and Fromm: The Neo-Freudians.
6: The Viewpoints of Rogers and Maslow: The Humanists.
7: The Trait Viewpoint: Psychological Dispositions Of Personality.
8: The Biological Viewpoint: The Genetic And Psychophysiological Perspectives on Personality.
9: The Evolutionary Viewpoint: Personality as an Adaptive Process.
10: The Social-Cognitive Viewpoint: Cognitive Processes and Personality.
Section III: Selected Topics in the Study of Personality Psychology:
11: The Self-Concept: The Core of Personality.
12: Gender Identity and Personality: A Special Topic in the Study of the Self.
13: Anxiety: An All-Encompassing Intrapersonal Process of Personality.
- Covers cultural and evolutionary theories plus new physiological and neurological contributions to personality psychology
- The Cultural Context of Personality Psychology sections encourage students to explore cultural dimensions of personality in various areas, such as “A Global Perspective on Worker Motivation,” “Cultural Diversity and the MMPI Validity Scale,” and “Personality Correlates of Mate Poachers and Their Targets: A Global Perspective”
- At the Cutting Edge of Personality Psychology sections feature unique and up-to-date research and applications in the study of personality psychology, such as “Virtual Reality Therapy,” “Searching for Genetic Explanations of Personality,” and “An Evolutionary Analysis of Tactical Fiscal Allocation”
- New chapter on “The Evolutionary Viewpoint: Personality as an Adaptive Process” (Chapter 9)
- Reorganized format into thirteen chapters for a better fit for instructors and students
- Summing It Up tables provide concise and informative summaries of significant concepts
- "Mini-lectures" added to the Instructor's Manual
- Balances theory, research, and the application of personality
- Examines important dimensions of personality, such as
self-concept, gender identity, gender differences, self monitoring,
shyness, and anxiety
- Covers recent shifts in the study of personality such as
emphasis on cultural aspects of personality and evolutionary
psychology, and includes new developments in research
- Emphasizes how personality psychology relates to everyday life,
and integrates examples that involve family, friends, work and
leisure - as well as sociology, biology, criminology, medicine, the
military and more
- 'Closer Look' sections highlight people or topics of interest;
'Applications of Personality Psychology' sections present extended
examples of how personality psychology applies to a variety of
areas in everyday life; and 'You Can Do It' boxes give students the
opportunity to complete a variety of exercises and projects
designed to illustrate specific concepts
- Reorganized format into thirteen chapters for a better fit for instructors and students; "Mini-lectures" added to the Instructor's Manual
"Lucid, engaging, and pedagogically sound--The Psychology of
Personality by Bernie Carducci has all the essential elements
of a first-class textbook. The whole of personality is covered,
with theories, assessment, research, and application each receiving
its due. The applications of personality psychology theory and
research to a variety of everyday experiences help students to see
the relevance of what they are studying and connect the textbook
material more directly to their daily lives. Extra pluses include
subheadings that point the student to the core issues of subsequent
material; ancillaries written by the author with the same high
standards as the text; thorough, well-written test questions than
even cover tables and figures; and inventive and usable classroom
enhancement ideas that make teaching easier and more fun." Lisa
Gray-Shellberg, California State University, Dominguez
""Bernardo J. Carducci’s The Psychology of
Personality clearly describes many of the key concepts in the
field of personality psychology. The author’s enthusiasm is
evident throughout the book. The organization of the book allows
the reader to easily follow the various theoretical viewpoints in a
straightforward manner. I give this book my highest
recommendation." Karen Boyd White, Psy.D.
"Carducci offers a comprehensive and up-to-date review of theory and research in the field of personality, but importantly goes beyond traditional texts by emphasizing the applications of personality theory and research in contemporary life. The text also expands upon traditional approaches to include contributions of research in neuroscience and behavioral genetics to the study of personality. Carducci's use of biographical sketches of leading theorists pulls back the curtains on the lives of important figures in the field, helping students to see how their life experiences shaped their work. The "Cutting Edge" feature puts a contemporary face on the face on personality psychology, such as by examining how Karen Horney's personality constructs shed light on our understanding of the tragic events at Columbine and by examining the relationship between Freudian theory and the therapeutic impact of expressive writing ("power of the pen"). All in all, this is a highly readable, student accessible, and thorough treatment of personality theory and research that contemporarizes the field in a way that makes the material interesting, relevant, and timely." Jeffrey Nevid, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology and Clinical Director, St. John's University"My students have always found Carducci's textbook informative, engaging, and interesting, and I know this revision will be as enthusiastically received as the first." --Patricia Lee Llewellyn, PhD, Professor, Director of the Ainsworth Clinic, University of Virginia
"… this is a highly readable, student accessible, and thorough treatment of personality theory and research that contemporizes the field in a way that makes the material interesting, relevant, and timely." --Jeffrey Nevid, PhD, Professor of Psychology and Clinical Director, St. John's University
"Carducci’s The Psychology of Personality is a rare treat for both instructors and students. It is comprehensive and scholarly, but is written in an engaging and conversational style – one that makes the subject come alive." --Ronald E. Riggio, Director, Kravis Leadership Institute, Claremont McKenna College
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