Personality:Classic Theories and Modern Research Pearson New International Edition, plus MyPyschKit without eText

Series
Pearson
Author
Howard S. Friedman / Miriam W. Schustack  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
5
Language
English
Pub.-date
October 2013
ISBN13
9781447965619
ISBN
1447965612
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Description

This successful text puts “personality” back into the personality course, integrating the classic insights of the personality theorists with modern research in a manner that will fascinate and encourage deeper thought.

 

This text explores classic theory from a perspective that encourages critical thinking and fosters intellectual insight with respect to human nature.  For example, it shows the relevance of classic theory to topics of personality and culture, evolution, ego, gender, and person-situation interactionism.

 

Employing the highest scientific standards, Personality also uses a wide range of unique and provocative pedagogical devices that have been shown to motivate students. Hailed as the best-written, most relevant personality textbook on the market, Friedman and Schustack's fifth edition brings the field of personality to today's diverse student body.

Features

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  • Self-Understanding boxes give sample assessment techniques for students to try out.
  • Changing Personality boxes address the common important question, “Can personality be changed?”. 
  • Famous Personalities boxes illustrate select concepts using well-known individuals.
  • Time Lines of developments in personality psychology help students understand the intellectual progression of ideas and the general scientific and societal contexts in which they develop.
  • Sharpen Your Thinking boxes raise current controversies to enthuse students about the implications of personality and to help them learn to apply personality psychology to important questions in society.
  • This book concludes with several chapters on practical applications to individual differences, including information that helps students understand the sources of hate and terror.
  • Extensive ties to online web content via MyPsychKit for Personality, 5e: www.mypsychkit.com

    °  Online practice quizzes

    °  Online flash cards for student studying

New to this Edition

If you’re wondering why you should buy this new 5th edition of Personality: Classic Theories and Modern Research, here are some good reasons!

  • The unique new feature boxes, CHANGING PERSONALITY, answer the question often asked by students, “How can I change my personality (or my boyfriend’s/girlfriend’s personality)? These new boxes answer in a way that helps students understand how different theories lead to different implications for individual and societal change.
  • New and updated photos and illustrations throughout, to reach the contemporary student and clarify key concepts.
  • New real-life examples throughout, to help students comprehend why a particular idea is intellectually important or relevant to society.
  • Almost 200 new references have been included, most of them for recently published work. Discussion of this contemporary research provides students insight into some of the latest developments while still maintaining a focus on the classic theories.
  • The much-admired attention to culture and ethnicity is now even stronger, with added coverage of the complex relationship among personality, ethnicity and religion, so important in today’s world.
  • Updated information on biological aspects of personality is incorporated throughout the book, in a seamless fashion.
  • New and expanded web features, including multimedia activities.
  • Further tightening and polishing of the writing throughout, to keep this book as the leader in clear and appealing prose.

CHANGES IN EACH CHAPTER

 

Chapter 1

New and updated pictures and illustrations

Polishing and improving the writing throughout

 

Chapter 2

New material on the MMPI

New and updated pictures and illustrations

New references

Polishing and improving the writing throughout

 

Chapter 3

New box on Changing Personality

New examples of psychoanalytic processes

New and updated pictures and illustrations

New references

 

Chapter 4

New box on Changing Personality (re narcissism)

New and updated pictures and illustrations

Revised material on Karen Horney

New material on maturity

New references

 

Chapter 5

New box on Changing Personality (re pedophilia)

New and updated pictures and illustrations

New material on twins

New material on genes, depression and pain

New material on brain influences

New references

 

Chapter 6

New material on conditioning

New and updated pictures and illustrations

New references

Polishing and improving the writing throughout

 

Chapter 7

New box on Changing Personality (re social-cognitive learning)

New and updated pictures and illustrations

New references

Polishing and improving the writing throughout

 

 

Chapter 8

New box on Changing Personality (re re-socialization)

New material on personality and geography

New material on trait interactions

New material on conscientiousness and on later outcomes

Polishing and improving the writing throughout

New and updated pictures and illustrations

New references

 

Chapter 9

New box on Changing Personality (re self-actualization)

Polishing and improving the writing throughout

New Famous Personalities box

New material on happiness

New and updated pictures and illustrations

New references

 

Chapter 10

New box on Changing Personality (re lifestyles and trajectories)

New examples of interactionist approaches

New material on synergies

New and updated pictures and illustrations

New material on personality development

New material on mirror neurons

Polishing and improving the writing throughout

New references

 

Chapter 11

Polishing and improving the writing throughout

New material on masculinity-femininity

New and updated pictures and illustrations

New references

 

Chapter 12

New material on longevity

New material on personality change

New material on physiology and pain

Polishing and improving the writing throughout

New and updated pictures and illustrations

New references

 

Chapter 13

New and updated pictures and illustrations

New material on collectivism

New material on culture

New material on religion

New material on social integration

Polishing and improving the writing throughout

New references

 

Chapter 14

New and updated pictures and illustrations

New material on neurotransmitters and aggression

Polishing and improving the writing throughout

New references

 

Chapter 15

Polishing and improving the writing throughout

New references

Table of Contents

Part I Introduction

Chapter 1    What Is Personality?

Chapter 2    How Is Personality Studied and Assessed?

 

Part IIEight Basic Aspects of Personality

Chapter 3    Psychoanalytic Aspects of Personality

Chapter 4    Neo-Analytic and Ego Aspects of Personality: Identity

Chapter 5    Biological Aspects of Personality 

Chapter 6    Behaviorist and Learning Aspects of Personality 

Chapter 7    Cognitive and Social-Cognitive Aspects of Personality

Chapter 8   Humanistic, Existential, and Positive Aspects of Personality

Chapter 9  Person—Situation Interactionist Aspects of Personality 

 

Part IIIApplications to Individual Differences

Chapter 10 Male—Female Differences

Chapter 11 Stress, Adjustment, and Health Differences

Chapter 12 Culture, Religion, and Ethnicity: Processes and Differences 

Chapter 13 Love and Hate 

 

Part IVConclusion and Outlook for the Future

Chapter 14 Where Will We Find Personality?