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

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

Walter Mischel, Yuichi Shoda, Ozlem Ayduk

ISBN: 978-0-470-08765-7

Sep 2007

594 pages

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$245.95

Description

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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PREFACE AND TEXT ORGANIZATION v

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS ix

CHAPTER 1 ORIENTATION TO PERSONALITY 1

CHAPTER 2 DATA, METHODS, AND TOOLS 19

PART I THE TRAIT-DISPOSITIONAL LEVEL

CHAPTER 3 TYPES AND TRAITS 45

CHAPTER 4 THE EXPRESSIONS OF DISPOSITIONS 72

PART II THE BIOLOGICAL LEVEL

CHAPTER 5 HEREDITY AND PERSONALITY 95

CHAPTER 6 BRAIN, EVOLUTION, AND PERSONALITY 124

PART III THE PSYCHODYNAMIC MOTIVATIONAL LEVEL

CHAPTER 7 PSYCHODYNAMIC THEORIES: FREUD’S CONCEPTIONS 155

CHAPTER 8 PSYCHODYNAMIC APPLICATIONS AND PROCESSES 177

CHAPTER 9 POST-FREUDIAN PSYCHODYNAMICS 209

PART IV THE BEHAVIORAL-CONDITIONING LEVEL

CHAPTER 10 BEHAVIORAL CONCEPTIONS 245

CHAPTER 11 ANALYZING AND MODIFYING BEHAVIOR 270

PART V THE PHENOMENOLOGICAL HUMANISTIC LEVEL

CHAPTER 12 PHENOMENOLOGICAL-HUMANISTIC CONCEPTIONS 297

CHAPTER 13 THE INTERNAL VIEW 323

PART VI THE SOCIAL COGNITIVE LEVEL

CHAPTER 14 SOCIAL COGNITIVE CONCEPTIONS 349

CHAPTER 15 SOCIAL COGNITIVE PROCESSES 379

PART VII INTEGRATION OF LEVELS: THE PERSON AS A WHOLE

CHAPTER 16 THE PERSONALITY SYSTEM: INTEGRATING THE LEVELS 409

CHAPTER 17 SELF-REGULATION: FROM GOAL PURSUIT TO GOAL ATTAINMENT 437

CHAPTER 18 PERSONALITY IN ITS SOCIAL CONTEXT AND CULTURE 466

GLOSSARY 492

REFERENCES 508

NAME INDEX 549

SUBJECT INDEX 559

  • 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.
  • 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.
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