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Psychology of Personality: Viewpoints, Research, and Applications, 3rd Edition

Psychology of Personality: Viewpoints, Research, and Applications, 3rd Edition

Bernardo J. Carducci

ISBN: 978-1-118-50443-7

Jan 2015

660 pages

In Stock



Psychology of Personality: Viewpoints, Research, and Applications introduces students to many important figures in the field, including Freud, Jung, Adler, Horney, Erikson, Maslow, Allport, Cattell, Bandura, Mischel, and others. The book not only covers classic issues and research in personality, but also looks at genetics and personality, neurological considerations in personality, the evolutionary perspective, the Big Five model of personality, and other contemporary issues.

The 3rd Edition reflects significant changes in the field but retains much of the information and special features that made it a textbook from which instructors found it easy to teach and students found it easy to learn. 

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Part I: The Scope and Methods of Personality Psychology: An Introduction to the Psychology of Personality

Chapter 1: The Psychology of Personality: An Overview

Chapter 2: Personality Assessment: An Introduction to the Measurement of Personality

Part II: The Intrapsychic Viewpoints: The Expression of Personality as Dynamic Processes

Chapter 3: The Psychodynamic Viewpoint: Forging Personality Out of Conflict Resolution

Chapter 4: The Direct Reactions to the Psychodynamic Viewpoint: Classic Responses and Contemporary Considerations

Chapter 5: Extending the Reactions to the Psychodynamic Viewpoint: Contemporary Responses and Considerations

Part III: The Trait Viewpoints: The Psychological Units and Underlying Structure of Personality

Chapter 6: The Trait Viewpoint: Psychological Dispositions of Personality

Chapter 7: The Elaboration of the Trait Viewpoint: Clarifications and Extensions

Chapter 8: The Trait-Structure Viewpoint: The Five-Factor Model

Part IV: The Biological Viewpoints: The Biological Process of Personality

Chapter 9: The Behavioral Genetics Viewpoint: The Basic Biological Unit of Personality

Chapter 10: The Psychophysiological Viewpoint: Neurological and Cortical Considerations in the Study of Personality

Chapter 11: The Evolutionary Viewpoint: Personality as an Adaptive Process

Part V: The Cognitive/Intrapersonal Viewpoints: Selected Expressions of Personality Processes

Chapter 12: The Cognitive Viewpoint: Cognitive Processes and Personality

Chapter 13: Viewpoints on the Self-Concept: The Core Process of Personality

Chapter 14: Viewpoints on Gender and Personality: A Special Topic in the Study of the Self Revision

Chapter 15: Viewpoints on Anxiety and Subjective Well-Being: Two Pervasive Personality Process

  • Redesigned to create an organizational structure to reflect the contemporary Orientation-Research approach to teaching personality psychology, the chapters are reorganized into four major viewpoints of personality:
    • The Intrapsychic Viewpoints
    • The Trait Viewpoints
    • The Biological Viewpoints
    • The Cognitive/Intrapersonal Viewpoints

  • To facilitate student engagement, research-based applications in the study of personality psychology was added from a wide range of areas (counseling, human resources, health/medicine, and marketing).

  • Efficient integration of basic concepts, research, and applications within each chapter to facilitate student learning.
  • Balances theory, research, and the application of personality psychology.

  • 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.