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Personality Psychology: Domains of Knowledge About Human Nature

Randy J Larsen, Washington University
David M Buss, University of Texas, Austin
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Chapter 1: Introduction to personality psychology
Chapter 2: Personality assessment, measurement, and research methods
Chapter 3: Physiological approaches to personality
Chapter 4: Genetics and personality
Chapter 5: An Evolutionary approach to personality
Chapter 6: Psychoanalytic approaches to personality: Classical
Chapter 7: Psychoanalytic approaches to personality: Modern
Chapter 8: Motives and the dynamics of personality
Chapter 9: Trait taxonomies and trait issues
Chapter 10: Theoretical and measurement issues in trait psychology
Chapter 11: Personality development
Chapter 12: Cognitive topics in personality
Chapter 13: Emotional topics in personality
Chapter 14: Approaches to the self
Chapter 15: Interpersonal aspects of personality
Chapter 16: Sex and gender
Chapter 17: Culture and personality
Chapter 18: Stress, coping, adjustment, and health
Chapter 19: Disorders of personality
Chapter 20: Summary, integration, and a look toward the future
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Organized around six domains of personality functioning - biological, intrapsychic, dispositional, phenomenological, socio-cultural, and adjustment-adaptive, Personality Psychology examines the theories and research within the context of each of the domains. The text's perspective is one that sees the "whole person" as a sum of the influences and effects of each of these six domains. This approach will help students to bridge the gap between theory and research. It also allows instructors to explore topics such as gender, the self, evolution, behavioral genetics, and emotions which are difficult to integrate into a theory bound course. This is the only four color text for the personality course.