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Personality Theories
A Global View

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September 2016 | 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

 

Supplements

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SAGE edge for Instructors supports teaching by making it easy to integrate quality content and create a rich learning environment for students.

  • Test banks provide a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity to edit any question and/or insert personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding
  • Sample course syllabi for semester and quarter courses provide suggested models for structuring one’s course
  • Editable, chapter-specific PowerPoint® slides offer complete flexibility for creating a multimedia presentation for the course
  • EXCLUSIVE! Access to full-text SAGE journal articles have been carefully selected to support and expand on the concepts presented in each chapter to encourage students to think critically
  • Video and multimedia content appeal to students with different learning styles
  • Lecture notes summarize key concepts by chapter to ease preparation for lectures and class discussions
Student Study Site

SAGE edge for Students provides a personalized approach to help students accomplish their coursework goals in an easy-to-use learning environment.

  • Mobile-friendly eFlashcards strengthen understanding of key terms and concepts
  • Mobile-friendly practice quizzes allow for independent assessment by students of their mastery of course material
  • A  customized online action plan includes tips and feedback on progress through the course and materials, which allows students to individualize their learning experience
  • Learning objectives reinforce the most important material
  • Web exercises and meaningful web links facilitate student use of internet resources, further exploration of topics, and responses to critical thinking questions
  • EXCLUSIVE! Access to full-text SAGE journal articles that have been carefully selected to support and expand on the concepts presented in each chapter  
Key features

KEY FEATURES:

  • Short chapter-opening cases followed by basic facts, key developments related to the chapter's theme, and related theoretical approaches help students understand key content.
  • Insightful coverage on how the various approaches work together shows students how theories can be applied in a range of contexts.
  • Discussion of empirical studies outside the Western cultural tradition and across a wide range of countries contributes to students’ understanding of cross-cultural influences.
  • A separate chapter on gender discusses traditional and evolving views of sex, gender, and sexual orientation.
  • An entire chapter on the clinical domain covers mental health, personality disorders, treatments, and applications relevant to students.
  • Check and Apply Your Knowledge boxes include critical thinking questions that ask students to apply relevant theories to their everyday experiences.
  • Self-reflection boxes ask students to think critically about their own lives, activities, accomplishments, and setbacks—all in the context of chapter content.
  • Chapter-ending Visual Reviews help students understand each chapter’s key concepts.

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