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Personality : theory and research

Author: Lawrence A Pervin; Daniel Cervone; Oliver P John
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English
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This text introduces students to the two interlocking sides of personality psychology. One is the field's research side ... Molecular genetic techniques and brain imaging methods shed light on the biological bases of personality. Studies of personality and culture reveal connections between individual development and sociocultural settings. The other side involves the theory ... This book presents students with the  Read more...
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Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence A Pervin; Daniel Cervone; Oliver P John
OCLC Number: 56970027
Notes: Originally published: New York : Wiley, c2005. 9th ed.
Description: 1 sound disc : digital, mono. ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Personality theory, from everyday observations to systematic theories --
Scientific study of people --
Psychodynamic theory, Freud's psychoanalytic theory of personality --
Psychodynamic theory, applications and evaluation of Freud's theory --
Phenomenological theory, Carl Rogers's person-centered theory of personality --
Phenomenological theory, applications and evaluation of Rogers's theory --
Trait approaches to personality, Allport, Eyesenck, and Cattell --
Trait theory, the five-factor model, applications and evaluation of trait approaches to personality --
Biological foundations of personality --
Behaviorism and the learning approaches to personality --
Cognitive theory of personality, George A. Kelly's personal construct theory of personality --
Social-cognitive theory, Bandura and Mischel --
Social-cognitive theory, extensions, applications, and evaluation --
Personality in context, interpersonal relations, culture, and development across the course of life --
Overview of personality theory, assessment, and research --
Glossary.
Responsibility: Lawrence A. Pervin, Daniel Cervone, Oliver P. John.

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This text introduces students to the two interlocking sides of personality psychology. One is the field's research side ... Molecular genetic techniques and brain imaging methods shed light on the biological bases of personality. Studies of personality and culture reveal connections between individual development and sociocultural settings. The other side involves the theory ... This book presents students with the major theoretical frameworks that have guided the contemporary science of personality ... Many students who use this book may have little formal background in scientific psychology. Most, of course, will not go on to a career in the field.-Pref.

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