THE SCIENCE OF PERSONALITY
LAWRENCE A. PERVIN, Rutgers University
ISBN: 0-471-57850-9, 480 Pages, Cloth, 1996
Completely unique to the market, this text focuses on research in personality by examining the field as it exists today, rather than placing emphasis on the theories of personality as do many other texts. This new and distinct approach to the study of personality explores how psychologists go about studying people while using theories to provide a historical context to the scientific examination of human complexity.
Appropriate for a one-semester introduction to personality course taught at the Soph/Jr/Sr level.
Table of Contents
PART 1: WHICH UNITS OF PERSONALITY?
2. The Trait Concept
3. Cognitive Units of Personality
4. Motivational Units of Personality
PART 2: PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT
5. The Nature and Nurture of Personality
6. Charting the Lives of People Over Time
PART 3: SUBJECT AREAS OF INVESTIGATION
7. The Unconscious
8. The Concept of Self
9. The Path from Thinking to Action
10. Emotion, Adaptation, and Health
11. Maladaptive Personality