Table of contents:
CHAPTER 1: Who Am I? Understanding the Building Blocks of Personality
CHAPTER 2: Personality Traits: A Good Theory
CHAPTER 3: Personality Traits: Practical Matters
CHAPTER 4: Personality Assessment
CHAPTER 5: Self and Identity
CHAPTER 6: Genetics
CHAPTER 7: The Neuroscience of Personality
CHAPTER 8: Intrapsychic Foundations of Personality
CHAPTER 9: Regulation and Emotion: Self-Determination Theory
CHAPTER 10: Cognitive Foundations of Personality
CHAPTER 11: Gender and Personality
CHAPTER 12: Sexual Orientation: An Integrative Mini-Chapter
CHAPTER 13: Resilience: An Integrative Mini-Chapter
COMPREHENSIVE TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Chapter 1: Who Am I? Understanding the Building Blocks of Personality
What is Personality Psychology?
How do Psychologists Study Personality?
Research Methods Illustrated: A True Experiment
Then and Now: The Ethics of Research with People
Chapter 2: Personality Traits: A Good Theory
What is a Personality Trait?
What do we know about Personality From the Idiographic Approach?
What do we know about Personality from the Nomothetic Approach?
Research Methods Illustrated: Factory Analysis
The Great Nomothetic Search for Universal Principles of Personality
Then and Now: The Four Temperaments and the Five Factors
Chapter 3: Personality Traits: Practical Matters
What’s Missing from the Five Factors?
The Five Factors in other cultures
Research Methods Illustrated: Triangulation and Types of Data
Expression of Traits in Everyday Life
The Personality of Everyday Life: What does your online presence say about your personality?
Personality Development Over the Life Span: Continuity, Change, and Coherence
Then and Now: The Grant Study of Harvard Graduates
Chapter 4: Personality Assessment
What makes a Good Personality Test?
Research Methods Illustrated: Is the Neo-Pi-R a Good Personality Test?
Personality Tests and Selection
The Personality of Everyday Life: What can they ask you on a job interview?
Then and Now: Personality Assessment and Matchmaking
Chapter 5: Self and Identity
Then and Now: The Self
The Personality of Everday Life: Shooting Yourself in the Foot to Protect your Self-Esteem
Research Methods Illustrated: Qualitative Data and Content Analysis
Chapter 6: Genetics
Nature and Nurture as Allies
Genes and Environment as Co-Actors
Research Methods Illustrated: Correlational Designs I: The Logic of Adoption Studies and Twin Studies
Heritability of Common Personality Characteristics
Then and Now: The Science of Genetics
Genes and Environment: Adialectical Synthesis
The Personality of Everyday Life: What can Genetics do for us?
Chapter 7: The Neuroscience of Personality
What is neuroscience and how do we study it?
Research Methods Illustrated: Correlational Designs II: Scatterplots, Correlations, and the Alleged “Voodoo Science” of FMRI Studies
Neurological Theories of Personality
The Personality of Everday Life: Personality and the Guessing Penalty
Then and Now: Phrenology, the new Phrenology, and the Future of NeuroImaging for Personality and Beyond
Neurological Correlates of Personality
Chapter 8: Intrapsychic Foundations of Personality
Sigmund Freud and Psychoanalysis
Research Methods Illustrated: Case Study and Psychobiography
Psychodynamic Theory Since Freud Attachment Theory
Chapter 9: Self-Determination Theory
Three Fundamental Psychological Needs
How Do We Satisfy These Needs?
Then and Now: Undermining Intrinsic Interest
Connections between Self-Determination Theory and Other Theories in Personality
Research Methods Illustrated: Path Analysis
What It Means to Be Self-Regulated
Self-Determination Theory Applied
Chapter 10: Cognitive Foundations of Personality
Locus of Control
Then and Now: Locus of Control
Research Methods Illustrated: Field Studies and Natural Manipulations
Chapter 11: Gender and Personality
Beliefs about Personality Similarities and Differences between Men and Women
Research Methods Illustrated: Effect Size and Meta Analysis
Personality Differences between Men and Women: Fact or Fiction?
What Causes Gender Differences?
Gendered Beliefs about Personality: What Difference Does It Make?
Then and Now: Definition and Assessment of Gender
Chapter 12: Sexual Orientation: An Integrative Mini-Chapter
Myths and Misperceptions about Sexual Orientation
What is Sexual Orientation?
How Many People are Gay, Lesbian, Straight, or Bisexual?
What Determines Sexual Orientation?
Chapter 13: Resilience: An Integrative Mini-Chapter
What is Resilience?
Characteristics of Resilient People
The 7 Habits of Highly Resilient People