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Personality as an affect-processing system : toward an integrative theory

Author: Jack Block
Publisher: Mahwah, N.J. : L. Erlbaum, 2002.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work looks at debates and finds common ground on which to construct an integrative model on personality. The author elaborates his vision of personality as an adaptive system that enables the individual to maintain equilibrium in an environment that is both threatening and engaging.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Block
ISBN: 9781135645847 1135645841
OCLC Number: 70758697
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 239 pages)
Contents: Preface; 1 Introduction and Orientation; 2 Some Logical, Psycho-Logical, and Definitional Matters; 3 Theoretical Orientation and Aspiration; 4 A First Characterization of the Personality System; 5 A Beginning Discussion of Drive, Percept, and Anxiety; 6 Drives, Tension, and Control; 7 Percept, Environment, and Perceptualizing; 8 Closing the Ring; 9 Clinical Implications; 10 Connections to Theoretical Alternatives; 11 Prescript: Developmental Aspects of Ego Control and Ego-Resiliency; References; Author Index; Subject Index.
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