Dan McAdams′ The Person, Third Edition, offers a bold and integrative vision for the field, bringing together the best from traditional personality theories and contemporary research around a focus on human lives. The Third Edition has been thoroughly revised and is now organized so that the first section provides an expanded treatment of the fundamental contexts for understanding personality: human evolution and culture. In the next three large sections of the text, the three main levels of personality are considered: Dispositional Traits, Characteristic Adaptations and Integrative Life Stories
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Nothing is more interesting to people than the study of the person, both others and themselves.
And nothing is more important. This third edition of The Person: An Integrated Introduction to Personality Psychology presents an exciting new way to think about the study of persons. It is unifying vision of what personality psychology is and should be for the 21st centry.
Personality psychology starts with a simple question: What do we know when we know a person? In order to know a person well and to develop a scientific understanding of human individuality, we must first understand human nature and cultural context. To this end, The Person begins with and expanded treatment of our evolutionary heritage and the complex social and cultural environments. But each person is also a unique individual. That individuality can be described on three different levels of personality: dispositional traits, characteristic adaptations, and life stories.
This third edition of The Person integrates the classic theories of personality with the best research the field has to offer. Instructors will appreciate the book′s comprehensiveness, its up–to–date perspective, and the exciting integrative vision it brings to personality psychology. Students will appreciate the book′s engaging style and the way it directly addresses some of the most important questions that people can ask about their own lives and about human life in general.
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Book Description Harcourt College Pub, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0155080660
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