Readings in Personality Psychology
Readings in Personality Psychology
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  • ISBN-13: 9780205430987
  • ISBN: 0205430988
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  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated



Reading in the sciences is becoming an increasingly challenging affair. Readings in Personality Psychology offers welcome help. The book includes a diverse collection of source materials in personality psychology and provides support for students about how to read them. Readings In Personality Psychology is a book of readings for the undergraduate course in personality psychology. In addition to source readings, the book includes (new) original content that provides support, context, and instruction to students abouthowto read in the field. The book's first chapter describes a rationale for reading in the discipline and discusses some of the major issues and challenges in doing so. Each subsequent chapter describes a different sort of reading (e.g., original research report, theoretical review, book review, etc.) and the special challenges involved in reading and studying them. The primary Table of Contents organizes readings according to a systems approach: (a) introduction, (b) parts of personality, (c) personality organization, and (d) personality development. The alternate Table of Contents organizes the readings according to major theoretical perspectives of the field: (a) introductory issues; (b) biological bases, dispositions, and traits; (c) psychodynamics and social cognition; and (d) humanistic and developmental approaches. Readings include: Classics, such as a selection from Freud'sIntroductory Lectures Contemporary selections such as Arnett'sEmerging Adulthoodand McAdams'What Do We Know When We Know a Person? Student-relevant articles such as, Study Habits and Eysenck's Theory of Extraversion-Introversion, Provocative case studies such asPossible False Confession in a Military Court Martial Review articles such as Markus & Nurius'Possible Selves Original essays introducing each chapter such asReading an Empirical Research ReportMayer, John D. is the author of 'Readings in Personality Psychology', published 2006 under ISBN 9780205430987 and ISBN 0205430988.

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