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A Global View

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© 2017 | 536 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Personality Theories: A Global View by leading scholar Eric Shiraev takes a dynamic, integrated, and cross-cultural approach to the study of personality. The text is organized around three general questions: Where did personality theories come from? How did the theorists study facts? How do we apply personality theories now? These questions provide a consistent focus on social context, interdisciplinary science, and applications. Going beyond traditional research from the Western tradition, the book also covers theories and studies rooted in the experiences of other countries and cultures. 

 
Chapter 1: Introducing Personality
Identifying personality  
Approaching Personality  
Applying Knowledge About Personality  
 
Chapter 2: Scientific Foundations
Science and the Scientific Method  
Influences on the Study of Personality  
How do we Apply Knowledge?  
 
Chapter 3: Research Methods
Personality Research Methods  
How Do We Prepare and Conduct Research?  
Applying Critical Thinking to Research Methods  
 
Chapter 4: The Psychoanalytic Tradition
The Essence of The Psychoanalytic Tradition  
Discussing The Psychoanalytic Tradition  
Applying The Psychoanalytic Tradition  
 
Chapter 5: The New Wave in the Psychoanalytic Tradition
Psychoanalysis and Society  
Theoretical Expansions: Ego Psychology  
Theoretical Expansions: Away From the Libido Concept  
Psychoanalysis and Social Behavior  
Contributions of the “New Wave” Psychoanalysts  
Applying the Psychoanalysis of the “New Wave”  
 
Chapter 6: The Behavioral-Learning Tradition
The Behavioral-Learning Tradition  
Understanding Personality by Studying Animal Behavior  
Studying Reflexes  
Watson: Studying and Applying Behaviorism  
Studying Behavior From Different Angles  
Optimistic Behaviorism of B. F. Skinner  
Social Learning Theory  
What Behaviorism Accomplished and What it Missed  
Applying the Behavioral-Learning Tradition  
 
Chapter 7: The Trait Tradition
The Trait Approach  
Trait Theorists and Perspectives  
The Big Five  
Humanities and Personality Traits  
A Cross-Cultural Approach to Personality  
Applying the Trait Tradition  
 
Chapter 8: The Cognitive Tradition
The Roots of the Cognitive Tradition: Early Psychology  
Cognitive Science  
Psychology and Cognitive Science  
Studies of Attitudes  
The Personal Constructs Approach  
Culture and the Self  
Literature and the Inner World  
Applying the Cognitive Tradition  
 
Chapter 9: The Humanistic Tradition
The Humanistic Tradition: Social Contexts  
The Essence of Humanistic Tradition  
Principles of Humanistic Psychology  
Key Figures and Influences in the Humanistic Tradition  
Existentialism  
Abraham Maslow and Humanistic Psychology  
The Autotelic Personality  
Humanistic Tradition and Activism  
Carl Rogers and the Person-Centered Approach  
Positive Psychology  
Accomplishments and Limitations of the Humanistic Tradition  
Applying the Humanistic Tradition  
 
Chapter 10: The Developmental Domain
The Essence of the Developmental Domain  
Studying The Developmental Domain  
Applying the Developmental Domain  
 
Chapter 11: The Gender Domain
The Essence of the Gender Domain  
Traditional Views of the Sexes  
Evolving Views of the Sexes  
Traditional Views of Gender  
Evolving Views of Gender  
Traditional Views of Sexual Orientation  
Evolving Views of Sexual Orientation  
Applying the Gender Domain  
 
Chapter 12: The Clinical Domain
The Essence of the Clinical Domain  
Diagnosing Personality Disorders  
Classification and Description of Personality Disorders  
Cluster: Odd and Eccentric Behavior  
Cluster: Dramatic, Emotional, or Erratic Behavior  
Cluster: Anxious and Fearful Behavior  
Etiology of Personality Disorders  
Differential Diagnosis and Comorbidity  
Applying Knowledge to the Clinical Domain  
 
Chapter 13. Personality: The Adjustment Domain
The Essence of Adjustment and Coping  
Areas of Change Requiring Coping and Adjustment  
Types of Coping and Adjustment  
Identifying “Helpful” Personality Traits  
Outcomes of Coping and Adjustment  
Traits That Negatively Affect the Coping Process  
Identifying Adaptive Coping Strategies  
Identifying Maladaptive Strategies  
Applying the Adjustment Domain  
 
Chapter 14. Personality Theories in the 21st Century
Case 1: “Hacking” Living Cells for a Good Cause  
Case 2: Understanding Multimorbidity  
Case 3: Height, Masculinity, and Self-Esteem  
Case 4: A Personality Profile of the Internet Troll  
Understanding an Individual’s Personality  

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ISBN: 9781452268576