This comprehensive, unbiased introduction to personality theory and research includes cutting-edge developments in the trait and social cognitive/information-processing approaches to personality and features a unique balance between reserarch and case illustration. Extensive integrated case examples illustrate and apply each theory, enhancing the relevance and prodiving a basis for comparing one theory to another.
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Take a balanced, accessible, and in-depth look at personality
With each new edition, Personality: Theory and Research has successfully captured the mystery of human personality and the efforts of psychologists to unravel it. Authors Lawrence Pervin, Daniel Cervone, and Oliver John offer a balanced and highly accessible introduction to the major theoretical approaches to personality, and successfully integrate theory with research.
Fully updated and revised, this Ninth Edition is even more inviting, engaging, and student-friendly! The new edition features the latest research methods and findings, a new chapter on research on personality in context, and expanded coverage of biological foundations of personality, including the latest advances in evolutionary psychology, temperament, genetics, and more.
Personality: Theory and Research, 9th Edition:
“The authors’ writing style is engaging. The use of rhetorical questions throughout...makes the text more interesting and should induce critical thinking.”––Wade C. Rowatt, Department of Psychology & Neuroscience, Baylor University
“The writing style is inviting and provides students with the opportunity to continually consider their own personality as they explore the chapters.”––Barbara A. Boccaccio, Tunxis Community CollegeAbout the Author:
Lawrence A. Pervin, Rutgers University
Oliver P. John, University of California, Berkeley
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