Personality: Strategies and Issues

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This sound, scholarly book continues to organize the diverse content of personality psychology in a meaningful way, taking care to present complex concepts in highly readable, accessible language. Using a single, overarching framework, the authors capture the flavor of each of four important conceptual strategies (psychoanalytic, dispositional, behavioral, and representational) and four fundamental issues (theory, assessment, research, and personality change) underlying contemporary personality psychology. The presentation of each strategy begins with an overview chapter that describes the strategy's basic assumptions and principles, as well as its respective intellectual school of thought. Then, after a more detailed presentation of the approaches that fall within the strategy, the authors conclude with a single chapter on the strategy's practical applications and limitations.

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PART I: INTRODUCTION. 1. Overview. 2. Methods of Personality Research and Assessment. PART II: THE PSYCHOANALYTIC STRATEGY. 3. Introduction to the Psychoanalytic Strategy. 4. Freud's Psychoanalytic Theories. 5. Post-Freudian Perspectives. 6. Applications and Limitations of the Psychoanalytic Strategy. PART III: THE DISPOSITIONAL STRATEGY. 7. Introduction to the Dispositional Strategy. 8. Evolution of the Trait Concept. 9. The Biological Approach. 10. Applications and Limitations of the Dispositional Strategy. PART IV: THE ENVIRONMENTAL STRATEGY. 11. Introduction to the Environmental Strategy. 12. The Behavioral Approach. 13. The Social Learning Approach. 14. Applications and Limitations of the Environmental Strategy. PART V: THE REPRESENTATIONAL STRATEGY. 15. Introduction to the Representational Strategy. 16. The Phenomenological Approach. 17. The Social Cognitive Approach. 18. Applications and Limitations of the Representational Strategy. PART VI: EPILOGUE. 19. Commonalities and Continuing Controversies.

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