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Optimal human being : an integrated approach

Author: Kennon M Sheldon
Publisher: Mahwah, N.J. : Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2004.
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The phrase "optimal human being" is used to refer to the empirically documented features that tend to characterize high-quality human functioning. "Optimal human being" is a profile that is developed  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kennon M Sheldon
ISBN: 0805841881 9780805841886 080584189X 9780805841893
OCLC Number: 978122796
Description: x, 239 pages
Contents: Contents: Part I: Introduction. What Is Optimal Human Being? Hierarchies and Levels of Analysis: Locating Behavior in the Physical World and Seeking Integration Between the Human Sciences. Focusing on the Personality Level: Comprehensive Models of Personality. Part II: Four Levels of Analysis Within Personality Theory. The Universal Human Organism: Species-Typical Human Nature. Personality Traits and Individual Differences: The Meaning of Variability. Goals and Intentions: The Method of Self-Organization. The Self-Homunculus: Fictional but Functional. Part III: Two Higher Levels of Analysis Relevant to Personality Theory. Social and Group Interaction: Game and Role Theory Perspectives. The Emergence of Culture: Memes, Genes, and Other Themes. Part IV: Towards Integration. Optimal Human Being and Optimal Human Science: Summary Prescriptions.
Responsibility: Kennon M. Sheldon.


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