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Personality psychology is a field that is devoted to the study of all that it means to be human, and with Personality psychology is a field that is devoted to the study of all that it means to be human, and with Personality Psychology 7e, Larsen and Buss capture the excitement of what the science of personality is all about. This text is unique from other personality texts in two significant ways. First, rather than arranging their text around the traditional grand theories of personality, Larsen and Buss have instead used a framework of six important domains of knowledge about personality functioning: the dispositional domain, the biological domain, the intrapsychic domain, the cognitive-experiential domain, the societal and cultural domain, and the adjustment domain. Progress in the field of personality psychology in the last 20 years has continued to reinforce the fact that these domains of knowledge best represent the state of affairs in personality psychology. In addition to the major organizing themes (the six domains), Personality Psychology 7e also differs from other personality texts in the importance placed on culture, gender, and biology, areas of personality that have shown substantial growth in recent years.
CHAPTER 1: Introduction to Personality Psychology
CHAPTER 2: Personality Assessment, Measurement, and Research Design
Part 1 The Dispositional Domain
CHAPTER 3: Traits and Trait Taxonomies
CHAPTER 4: Theoretical and Measurement Issues in Trait Psychology
CHAPTER 5: Personality Dispositions over Time: Stability, Coherence, and Change
Part 2 The Biological Domain
CHAPTER 6: Genetics and Personality
CHAPTER 7: Physiological Approaches to Personality
CHAPTER 8: Evolutionary Perspectives on Personality
Part 3 The Intrapsychic Domain
CHAPTER 9: Psychoanalytic Approaches to Personality
CHAPTER 10: Psychoanalytic Approaches: Contemporary Issues
CHAPTER 11: Motives and Personality
Part 4 The Cognitive/Experiential Domain
CHAPTER 12: Cognitive Topics in Personality
CHAPTER 13: Emotion and Personality
CHAPTER 14: Approaches to the Self
Part 5 The Social and Cultural Domain
CHAPTER 15: Personality and Social Interaction
CHAPTER 16: Sex, Gender, and Personality
CHAPTER 17: Culture and Personality
Part 6 The Adjustment Domain
CHAPTER 18: Stress, Coping, Adjustment, and Health
CHAPTER 19: Disorders of Personality
CHAPTER 20: Summary and Future Directions
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