Introduction to Personality (inbunden)
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Introduction to Personality (inbunden)

Introduction to Personality

Toward an Integrative Science of the Person

Inbunden,  Engelska, 2007-11-01
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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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Walter Mischel, PhD, is a Niven Professor of Humane Letters in Psychology at Columbia University. Yuichi Shoda is the author of Introduction to Personality: Toward an Integrative Science of the Person, 8th Edition, published by Wiley. Ozlem Ayduk is the author of Introduction to Personality: Toward an Integrative Science of the Person, 8th Edition, published by Wiley.


Preface and Text Organization v Acknowledgments ix Chapter 1 Orientation to Personality 1 What is Personality Psychology? 1 Theory and Levels of Analysis in Personality Psychology 4 Levels of Analysis: Organization of this Book 6 Summary 18 Key Terms 18 Chapter 2 Data, Methods, and Tools 19 Why a Science of Personality?: Beyond Hindsight Understanding 19 The Range of Personality-Relevant Measures 21 Conceptual and Methodological Tools 30 Establishing Relationships Among Observations 32 Reliability and Validity of Observations and Measures 35 The Experimental Approach 37 Ethics in Personality Research 39 Summary 41 Key Terms 41 Part I The Trait-Dispositional Level Prelude to Part I: The Trait-Dispositional Level 43 Chapter 3 Types and Traits 45 Types and Traits 46 Trait Theorists 49 Common Features of Trait Theories 56 Taxonomy of Human Attributes 57 Evidence and Issues 61 Summary 70 Key Terms 71 Chapter 4 The Expressions of Dispositions 72 Traits, Situations, and the Personality Paradox 73 Incorporating Situations into Traits 75 Interactionism in Personality Psychology 82 Summary 88 Key Terms 88 Taking Stock Part I: The Trait-Dispositional Level 89 Overview: Focus, Concepts, Methods 89 Enduring Contributions of the Trait-Dispositional Level 90 Part II The Biological Level Prelude to Part II: The Biological Level 93 Chapter 5 Heredity and Personality 95 Genetic Bases of Personality 96 Twin Studies 100 Gene-Environment Interaction 110 Summary 122 Key Terms 123 Chapter 6 Brain, Evolution, and Personality 124 Brain-Personality Links 124 Biological Assessment and Change 135 Evolutionary Theory and Personality 139 Summary 147 Key Terms 147 Taking Stock Part II: The Biological Level of Analysis 148 Overview: Focus, Concepts, Methods 148 Enduring Contributions of the Biological Level 148 Part III The Psychodynamic-motivational Level Prelude to Part III: the Psychodynamic-Motivational Level 151 Chapter 7 Psychodynamic Theories: Freud' Conceptions 155 Basic Assumptions: Unconscious Mental Determinism 157 Psychic Structure: Anatomy of the Mind 159 Conflict, Anxiety, and Psychodynamics 164 Neurosis 167 Personality Development 170 Impact of Freud's Theories 174 Summary 175 Key Terms 176 Chapter 8 Psychodynamic Applications and Processes 177 Applications to Personality Assessment 178 Murray, the Harvard Personologists, and Higher Motives 184 Treatment and Change 191 Psychodynamic Processes: Anxiety and the Unconscious 195 Current View of Unconscious Processes: the Adaptive Unconscious 199 Patterns of Defense: Individual Differences in Cognitive Avoidance 202 Summary 207 Key Terms 207 Chapter 9 Post-Freudian Psychodynamics 209 Toward Ego Psychology and the Self 210 Erik Erikson's Psychosocial Theory of Personality Development 221 Object Relations Theory and the Self 226 Attachment: The Roots of Object Relations 228 Summary 236 Key Terms 237 Taking Stock Part III: The Psychodynamic Level 238 Overview: Focus, Concepts, Methods 238 Enduring Contributions of the Psychodynamic Level 239 Part IV The Behavioral-Conditioning Level Prelude to Part IV: The Behavioral-Conditioning Level 241 Chapter 10 Behavioral Conceptions 245 The Behavioral Approach to Psychodynamics: Dollard and Miller 246 Recasting Conflict in Learning Terms 247 Classical Conditioning: Learning Emotional Associations 253 Operant (Instrumental) Conditioning: B.F. Skinner's Contributions 259 Summary 268 Key Terms 269 Chapter 11 Analyzing and Modifying Behavior 270 Characteristics of Behavioral Assessments 271 Direct Behavior Measurement 272 Assessing Conditions Controlling Behavior 275 Changing Emotional Reactions 279 Changing Behavior 284 Summary 290 Key Terms 291 Taking Stock Part IV: The Behavioral-Conditoning Level 292 Overview: Focus, Concepts, Methods 292 Enduring Contributio