Perspectives on Personality (4th Edition)

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The book reflects the author's beliefs that clearly presented concepts and solid research are the foundations of the study of personality. The various perspectives are the organizing framework of the book: each perspective on personality is presented in two chapters and is introduced by a prologue that describes the assumptions and themes of the perspective. Clearly written and highly successful, Carver/Scheier build a solid foundation in the three introductory chapters, introduce the seven perspectives (in seven parts) before neatly and creatively wrapping things up with Chapter 18: Personality in Perspective.

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The book reflects the authors' beliefs that clearly presented concepts and solid research are the foundations of the study of personality. The various perspectives are the organizing framework of the book: each perspective on personality is presented in two chapters and is introduced by a prologue that describes the assumptions and themes of the perspective. Carver and Scheier build a solid foundation in the three introductory chapters, introduce the seven perspectives (in seven parts), before neatly and creatively wrapping things up with Chapter 18: Personality in Perspective, which also introduces the concept of blending various theories. An exciting feature of this edition is a special box in each chapter called "The Theorist and the Theory" which discusses the role that the personal lives of the theorists may have had on the development of their theories. For anyone interested in the psychology of personality.

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"Terry and Gerry Audesirk" grew up in New Jersey, where they met as undergraduates. After marrying in 1970, they moved to California, where Terry earned her doctorate in marine ecology at the University of Southern California and Gerry earned his doctorate in neurobiology at the California Institute of Technology. As postdoctoral students at the University of Washington's marine laboratories, they worked together on the neural bases of behavior, using a marine mollusk as a model system. Terry and Gerry are now professors of biology at the University of Colorado at Denver, where they have taught introductory biology and neurobiology since 1982. In their research lab, funded by the National Institutes of Health, they investigate the mechanisms by which neurons are harmed by low levels of environmental pollutants. Terry and Gerry share a deep appreciation of nature and of the outdoors. They enjoy hiking in the Rockies, running near their home in the foothills west of Denver, and attempting to garden at 7000 feet in the presence of hungry deer and elk. They are long-time members of many conservation organizations. Their daughter, Heather, has added another focus to their lives. "Bruce E. Byers," a midwesterner transplanted to the hills of western Massachusetts, is a professor in the biology department at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He's been a member of the faculty at UMass (where he also completed his doctoral degree) since 1993. Bruce teaches introductory biology courses for both nonmajors and majors; he also teaches courses in ornithology and animal behavior. A lifelong fascination with birds ultimately led Bruce to scientific exploration of avian biology. His currentresearch focuses on the behavioral ecology of birds, especially on the function and evolution of the vocal signals that birds use to communicate. The pursuit of vocalizations often takes Bruce outdoors, where he can be found before dawn, tape recorder in hand, awaiting the first songs of a new day.

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