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1. The Person: An Introduction to
2. Personality Psychology: Domains
3. Personality: What Makes You the
4. Personality Psychology: Domains
5. Criminal Psychology And Personality
6. The Cambridge Handbook of Personality
7. Personality, Identity, and Character:
8. Handbook of Personality, Third
9. Handbook of Research Methods in
10. The New Personality Self-Portrait:
11. Handbook of Research Methods in
12. Emotion (The Review of Personality
13. Clinical Personality Assessment:
14. Theories of Personality
15. The Psychology of Personality:
16. Understanding Personality Disorders:
17. The Personality Puzzle (Fifth
18. The Big Book of Personality Tests:
19. Personality-Guided Forensic Psychology
20. A Theory of Personality: The Psychology

1. The Person: An Introduction to the Science of Personality Psychology
by Dan P. McAdams
Hardcover: 620 Pages (2008-12-22)
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Asin: 0470129131
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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The Person provides psychologists with an organizational scheme for personality psychology. This sets the study of the person into evolutionary and cultural context and divided personality up into three broad areas: dispositional traits, characteristic adaptations, and integrative life stories. The fifth edition has been updated to reflect advances that have occurred in the field of psychology in the past few years. It presents new findings that have been obtained with respect to the correlates of personality traits, the dynamics of motives and goals in human lives, and the meanings and manifestations of life stories. Discussions are included on the new ideas on evolution and morality as well as the role of culture in personality. Psychologists will also find a much stronger and detailed discussion of psychophysiology of extraversion, neuroticism, and the train of sensation-seeking. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars MaNawn
As I am a student of psychology, recieving a textbook in as excellent condition as this one is, is a real treat. Often text books are covered with notes and pages are bent for making places, but the text I purchased was neither, the pages are clear and unfolded. This shipping was a concern, when I recieved the book it had barely made it to the post office undamaged, the entire bottom side of the package was open and the book only stayed inside because fo the sticky inside of the packaging material. I am glad to ahve recieved the book before any damages could occur.

1-0 out of 5 stars An important perspective, but a very problematic textbook
This is my first time teaching Personality Psychology, and I chose this textbook for my class because I have appreciated McAdam's macro level framework for organizing the wide-ranging content of Personality Psychology (i.e. Level 1: Dispositional Traits; Level 2: Characteristic Adaptations; Level 3: Life Stories, Narratives). I also appreciated the fact that this book was significantly less expensive that than a few other options (by $50 or more), and it does devote time to the life story & narrative aspects of individuality. I also put too much stock in the high rating that appeared on Amazon. I will never assign this book again. As the semester has progressed, I have realized that the book is clearly outdated and hastily revised.Many figures are both mislabeled (i.e. instead of "short term mate", a figure refers to "short team mates")and poorly designed. There is an odd lack of empirical data although literary passages, dream quotes, etc. abound. The author frequently cites single studies from the 1970s/80s without any indication of whether those studies have passed the crucible of replication.Despite the fact that this is an undergraduate textbook, there is very little in the way of authoritative guidance (e.g., pointing out relevant *current* controversies; highlighting when theories are not scientific; suggesting a way that seemingly contradictory research findings may be integrated). The final straw is that this book is very hard on student eyes (tiny text, no color at all, outdated photographs) and the organization within chapters is poor. The 10 paragraph summary points are useful, but there are none of the typical student learning supports (chapter quizzes, lists of key terms, etc).

5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome Book!
I am using this book for my personality psychology class and it is great! The book gives you an insight about how personality can be seen. It is a whole new different view than I thought it would be and I recommend this book to those who want to know more and have a better understanding of "The Person".

5-0 out of 5 stars The Person: A new Introduction to Personality Psychology
I was pleasantly pleased with the condition of the books and the time from when I ordered it till the time I received it. My overall experience was fantastic for this purchase

5-0 out of 5 stars A life saver
The Person: A New Introduction to Personality Psychology
This book was purchased to assist in a psychology class. It has been a life saver. Ideas and concepts are clear, graphs are so easy to follow. Has been by far one of the best educational tools I've purchased yet. ... Read more

2. Personality Psychology: Domains of Knowledge About Human Nature
by Randy Larsen, David Buss
Hardcover: 752 Pages (2009-10-28)
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Asin: 0073370681
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Using a novel organizational framework, one that emphasizes domains of knowledge about human nature, this trusted text presents the field of contemporary personality psychology as a collection of interrelated topics and themes. The emphasis, as always, is on the scientific basis of understanding human nature. The fourth edition continues to answer the needs of instructors by covering topics that do not fit into the framework of theory-based texts. It features updates on cutting edge trends in personality psychology in relation to culture, gender, evolution, genetics, emotion, self, health psychology, and personality disorders, while providing a solid foundation in the more traditional areas of trait psychology, psychoanalysis, and cognitive and social approaches to personality. Presented in a colorful and accessible format, the provides exercises, personality questionnaires, "Closer Look" boxes, current news boxes, and many charts, graphs, and photos to engage students in the material. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Good title in good condition
This is a textbook required for a college personality course and has so far been a perfect compliment to lecture. The text is easy to read and comprehend.

4-0 out of 5 stars Personality Psycology
It was my first purchase through Amazon and the experience and service was favorable.It was exactly the book that my son needed for his class.The price was a little stiff but I had no choice since it was not even in the college book stores.I had to order the book from the publisher and had to pay extra for expedited delivery.It still took longer than expected to deliver it.Thank you.

4-0 out of 5 stars oddly incoherent
I'm of two minds about this book.
My girlfriend is reading it at the moment for an intro psych course, and there seems to be little to no checking going on when it comes to creating a unified narrative.
There are multiple instances where multiple pages of text are devoted to a single phenomenon/finding, followed by the question "might it be the case that ", as if they weren't just explaining just that they had found this.. This (lack of?) redaction tends to make me suspicious of the content presented.

ie. on page 476-482, concerning 'Self-esteem variability', the book references a 1994 study by Butler/Hokanson/Flynn about 'Self-Esteem Lability', stating the study found that the daily variation in self-esteem levels found was random, rather than explaining they were talking about "daily event-related variability in state self-esteem" (study abstract, effectively: people can indeed become offended when insulted and/or happy when complimented), and concluding the paragraph stating that people who were more vulnerable to criticism/social valuation are more prone to become depressed.

On the whole, the book does discuss a lot of different theories/research findings, which one might consider a pro, but the flip-side of that is that they give nearly no textual clues as to which findings they consider more relevant or which are generally accepted, and which aren't (yet).
The amount of studies referenced varies wildly, (sometimes 1 study, sometimes 30+) but they never bother saying why they feel findings supported by single studies should still be considered important, relevant, or interesting, nearly always phrasing sentences using "might be the case"

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book!
This book is probably one of the best textbooks that I have encountered in my study of psychology.Buss/Larsen put this book together very well and included all the important facts on personality.I really enjoyed the different self tests that were included.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good Introductory Text on Personality from Research View
I have recently completed teaching an undergraduate course on Theories of Personality using this text. It is well written and very usable for an introductory course in personality theory. It's biggest strength is also it's biggest weakness in my opinion. The text presents personality theory from the perspective of current psychological research. Thus, it provides students with a wealth of research in the realm of personality from six domains: biological, intrapsychic, cognitive/experiential, dispositional, cultural, and adjustment. This is the text's strength. Because of this format, however, it basically plays out as a survey course of the research associated with personality theory. In my opinion, it minimally addresses the grand theories of personality. The authors contend that this is because the research has not substantiated these theories. Yet, from a clinical perspective I would argue that there is merit with having students wrestle with many of the concepts and ideas associated with those theories. That will not happen in this book. Nevertheless, the book does a good job of reviewing research in areas that would probably not be addressed in traditional theories of personality courses. Kevin Dugan, Ph.D. ... Read more

3. Personality: What Makes You the Way You Are
by Daniel Nettle
Paperback: 240 Pages (2009-04-30)
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Asin: 0199211434
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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It is one of the great mysteries of human nature. Why are some people worriers, and others wanderers?Why are some people so easy-going and laid-back, while others are always looking for a fight?
Written by Daniel Nettle--author of the popular book Happiness--this brief volume takes the reader on an exhilarating tour of what modern science can tell us about human personality.Revealing that our personalities stem from our biological makeup, Nettle looks at the latest findings from genetics and brain science, and considers the evolutionary origins and consequences of different personalities. The heart of the book sheds light on the "big five": Extraversion, Neuroticism, Conscientious, Agreeableness, and Openness. Using a stimulating blend of true-life stories and scientific research, Nettle explains why we have something deep and consistent within us that determines the choices we make and situations we bring about.He addresses such questions as why members of the same family differ so markedly in their natures?What is the best personality to have--a bold one or a shy one, an aggressive one or a meek one?And are you stuck with your personality, or can you change it?Life, Nettle concludes, is partly the business of finding a niche where your personality works for you. "It is a question of choosing the right pond," he notes, "and being mindful of the dangers."
Full of wisdom as well as scientific insight, this book illuminates the pluses and minuses of personality, offering practical advice about living with the nature you were born with. ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars Anti Intellectual
This book is based almost entirely on the work of post intellectual thinkers - i.e. the anti-reason / anti-order / anti-God camp.Thus, the book is filled with statistics, with no real, broad-scoped analysis.(If everything is random, then analysis is not even possible.)If you are looking for something more philosophic and thoughtful in nature, look for some other book.This one is tedious.

2-0 out of 5 stars Fluffy Pseudoscience
I bought this book based on the high recommendation of a close friend.I tried, but I just can't get through it.I made it through about 100 pages, reading carefully.I really tried, because while I disagree with the basic premise of this book, I don't want to be someone who only reads world-view reinforcing material.

I tend to find evolutionary psychology stimulating, amusing, and deeply unsatisfying.My main problem is that it seems to overreach by attempting to use statistics to predict the behavior of individuals when at best it may find some limited success when applied to narrowly defined groups.It has a faith in finding predictability in an unpredictable system, human action.It sees human behavior as a deterministic clockwork built by natural selection and run by genetic code.Like any belief system, it is ultimately based on faith, yet it seeks to eradicate faith.

Nettle is good in that he clearly lays out the flaws in the predictive value of personality analysis.I see the flaws as fatal, but he makes extensive excuses using what I see as incorrect reasoning.

He uses analysis and analogy he doesn't understand.A minor but annoying one was saying that linked personality traits are like the main and emergency brake systems on a car, both relying on the hydraulics.Yet the parking/emergency brake is cable operated.

He felt the need to define the word "winnowed", then he gave the wrong definition.

He keeps making broad assumptions and statements, like "...we probably carry about 500-2000 mutations..."It doesn't really matter, but it comes across as so uselessly vague and unfounded.

He said of one of his conclusions "this is the only explanation", yet I could easily think of several others.

My scores don't correlate with my personality as described in the book.For example, my low conscientiousness score correlates with risk seeking, drug use, short-sightedness, and compulsive behavior.I have none of that.My scores predicted marital problems and divorces, again completely off the mark.

The only way I could continue to read this is if I started over at the beginning and took notes of all the mistakes and errors in reasoning.The smug ignorance is just too much for me.There may be a well written, rigorously constructed book out there describing the field that could enlighten me.This book isn't it.

5-0 out of 5 stars A wonderful overview of "The Big Five" personality traits.
I really enjoyed Daniel Nettle's previous book, Happiness: The Science behind Your Smile, so I knew I had to read this one as well. Here is the premise: "This book is about the psychology of personality. I aim to vindicate the idea that people have enduring personality dispositions which partly predict what they will do, and which stem from the way their nervous systems are wired up. I also wish to introduce the science behind the study of personality - how we measure personality, what the measures mean, what they predict, and why personality variation exists in the first place."

Just as Nettle did in Happiness, he takes an evolutionary psychologists approach towards explaining why variation exists within the classic Five-Factor personalities. Each Chapter, from 3 through 7, is devoted to explaining each of the traits (just remember this helpful trick OCEAN = Openness, Conscientiousness, Extraversion, Agreeableness, and Neuroticism). What's more, Nettle believes that there might actually be Neural Correlates for why these five, and only these five, exist in the first place: "Thus, it can no longer be said that the big five personality traits are simply descriptions of behavior or self-image. It is very likely they will turn out to be shorthand for suites of differences in neural structure and function across multiple brain regions." I thought this was a very interesting idea.

In sum, I don't believe there are many books like Nettles out there so I would definitely pick this book up. It's very remarkable! I also appreciated Nettles chapter entitled, "The Other Half" which addresses the non-genetic components to personality formation (Twin studies - Identical twins and Fraternal twins, parenting styles, etc.) and environmental influences - it really served to balance out the book. Also included at the end of the book is the Newcastle Personality Assessor (NPA) which is fun to complete so you can see where your personality falls in the full OCEAN spectrum.

5-0 out of 5 stars Personality
Fantastic evidence based study. Very accessible. Highly Recommend.

Personality: What Makes You the Way You Are

5-0 out of 5 stars Brilliant! The Best Book on Personality
With the Five Factor Model as the basis of this book, Nettle presents lots of enlightening facts about each trait and how they can play a role in human survival throughout human history.

Nettle is brilliant and his writing is excellent, but I wouldn't say his book serves as a good introduction to the Five Factor Model of personality. As someone who started this book after having read other books on the Five Factor Model, I enjoyed it very much.
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4. Personality Psychology: Domains of Knowledge About Human Nature with PowerWeb
by Randy Larsen, David Buss
Hardcover: 672 Pages (2004-08-04)
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Organizing content into six domains of personality functioning (dispositional, biological, intrapsychic, cognitive/experiential, social and cultural, and adjustment), this text interweaves contemporary research with classic and modern theories within the context of each of the domains. This unique framework encourages students to view the "whole person" as the sum of influences and effects of each of the domains of personality functioning. The second edition includes the latest research, as well as a restructuring of material, and continues to bring the subject to life by incorporating a vivid, four-color design. ... Read more

5. Criminal Psychology And Personality Profiling (Forensics: the Science of Crime-Solving)
by Joan Esherick
Library Binding: 112 Pages (2005-11-30)
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Asin: 1422200280
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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3-0 out of 5 stars for kids
This is clearly a book for young adults or older kids. As such I find it brilliant in introducing criminal profiling.
It never gets in to deep, and the reason for the three star rating is that it doesnt get beyond informing the reader.
The book lacks questions for the reader to reflect upon, and though the subject is exciting, it doesnt inspire or challenge the reader.

3-0 out of 5 stars real basics for everyone
the only thing that this book has basics...
what is criminal psychology, what you can do with that, etc...

good for the high school students to understand what is criminal psychology, or the undergrad students can have an idea about post-grad degrees...

i finished it in one day...

5-0 out of 5 stars Criminal psychology and Personality Profiling (Forensics: The Science of Criminal Solving)
I think this book was very helpful for me and college student nation wide.
It gave me more of an idea of what I have to study and accomplish for my furture.

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4-0 out of 5 stars "an excellent resource for high school guidance counselors or young students"~JC Angelcraft
"Criminal Psychology and Personality Profiling" by Joan Esherick is a small, quick-read book (112 pgs) featuring small excerpts from actual case studies, fast facts, and elucidating definitions that demarcate the differences between careers that use psychology for purposes of solving crime, and helping in the justice process.This is an excellent resource for high school guidance counselors or young students interested in learning more about this career path.

In Chapter 1: The book addresses the questions, "What is Criminal Psychology" and "How Criminal Psychology works." It also helps the reader to understand the difference between criminal psychologists and profilers.The chapter also features an interesting section on real "Psychic" profilers whom have had success in helping police agencies fight crime.

Chapter II expounds on the many roles of the criminal psychologist e.g. crime scene analyst, detective, federal agent, probation officer, court advocate, educator, teacher, professor, trainer et al. The chapter discusses the various contexts where criminal psychology may be applied and renders general details as to the tasks performed by a professional in the field.

Chapter III discusses in more detail the duties and responsibilities of the criminal profiler.It gives the reader a taste of police training outlining what a good profiler should know such as "Key Murder Elements for profilers," "The Four Assumptions of the Profiler," "Traits of Organized, Disorganized, and Mixed Offenders."

Chapter IV relates the history of criminal profiling in fiction as well as non fiction contexts comparing today's conclusions on what constitutes a criminal profile with findings taken from the past.The chapter features an interesting story where the OSS--the Office of Strategic Services (America's first Spy agency)-- made an effort to profile Adolph Hitler at the zenith of his aggression during WWII.It also discusses the famous Boston Strangler Albert De Salvo a case where profiling failed to help.

Chapter V covers the generalities of crime specific profiling using for its purposes such examples as the Atlanta child murders.The chapter explains the definition of a serial killer and the kinds of crimes best suited for profiling.

Chapter VI is the final chapter of this intensive and informative read on the forensic science of criminal psychology and criminal profiling.This last chapter gives the reader a sober view of the many dangers faced by criminal psychologists and the limitations of the profession.It emphasizes the emotional cost that such a career can place on marriages and family and ends with a small list of famous cases that were never solved.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great for my daughter
My daughter is 14 and very interested in criminal psychology. I found this book to be great for her. It is not over detailed but it gives enough information to spark more curiosity about the field and to answer questions that TV shows leave her asking. I am impressed with this book and hope there are more in the series. ... Read more

6. The Cambridge Handbook of Personality Psychology (Cambridge Handbooks in Psychology)
Paperback: 904 Pages (2009-08-31)
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Asin: 0521680514
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Personality psychology is a rapidly maturing science making important advances on both conceptual and methodological fronts. The Cambridge Handbook of Personality Psychology offers a one-stop source for the most up-to-date scientific personality psychology. It provides a summary of cutting-edge personality research in all its forms, from DNA to political influences on its development, expression, pathology and applications. The chapters are informative, lively, stimulating and, sometimes, controversial and the team of international authors, led by two esteemed editors, ensures a truly wide range of theoretical perspectives. Each research area is discussed in terms of scientific foundations, main theories and findings, and future directions for research. With useful descriptions of technological approaches (for example, molecular genetics and functional neuroimaging) the Handbook is an invaluable aid to understanding the central role played by personality in psychology and will appeal to students of occupational, health, clinical, cognitive and forensic psychology. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars A good resource -- interesting to read
This is a nice compilation of the literature on Personality research.A good variety and interesting to read.

5-0 out of 5 stars Empirical Science integrated into Personality psychology
Excellent literature, any literature in Psychology or Science by Gerald Matthews and his literary contributors is nothing short of spectacular in its composition, presentation, and the enrichment of knowledge itself. Gerald Matthews i've had as a professor, and his contributions to Cognitive Psychology will not proceed unnoticed throughout the future of cognitive science. I also recommend, Gerald and Zeidners's EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE, science or myth. AND ALL OTHER BOOKS ON EI, by Matthews and/or Moshe Zeidner! ... Read more

7. Personality, Identity, and Character: Explorations in Moral Psychology
Paperback: 472 Pages (2009-06-30)
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Asin: 0521719275
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Moral notions are foundational questions that have commanded deep reflection since antiquity, reflection that psychological science cannot evade, because the moral formation of children is a central concern of parents, schools, and communities charged with educating the next generation. In this respect there are few domains of study more crucial than moral psychology and few topics of greater importance than the development of moral self-identity, of moral character, and of the moral personality. This edited volume features the expertise of preeminent scholars in moral personality, self, and identity, such as moral philosophers, personality theorists, developmental psychologists, moral personality researchers, social psychologists, and neuroscientists. It brings together cutting-edge work in moral psychology that illustrates an impressive diversity of theoretical perspectives and methodologies and simultaneously points the way toward promising integrative possibilities. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Personality, Identity, and Character
This is an invaluable collection of papers on morality written by highly respected academicians. Since I am interested in neuroscience and morality, I found chapters 3, 4, 5, and 6 particularly interesting.
Chapter 3 by Owen Flanagan offers a careful definition of moral values.
Chapter 4 by David Wong provides a provocativeconversational conceptualization of culture.
Chapter 5 by Jorge Moll and colleagues presents a fine discussion of neuroscience and morality.
Chapter 6 by Darcia Narvaez clearly describes the triune ethics theory.
This book is a must for those interested in human morality. ... Read more

8. Handbook of Personality, Third Edition: Theory and Research
 Paperback: 862 Pages (2010-11-22)
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Asin: 1609180593
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This authoritative handbook is the reference of choice for researchers and students of personality. Leading authorities describe the most important theoretical approaches in personality and review the state of the science in five broad content areas: biological bases; development; self and social processes; cognitive and motivational processes; and emotion, adjustment, and health. Within each area, chapters present innovative ideas, findings, research designs, and measurement approaches. Areas of integration and consensus are discussed, as are key questions and controversies still facing the field.

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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Textbook!
Great reference book for those in the psychology field.Text was required for a graduate level course and I found it to be very useful.This is a text that I will keep on my book shelf. ... Read more

9. Handbook of Research Methods in Social and Personality Psychology
Hardcover: 570 Pages (2000-03-28)
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Asin: 0521551285
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This volume provides an overview of research methods in contemporary social psychology. Coverage includes conceptual issues in research design, methods of research, and statistical approaches. Because the range of research methods available for social psychology have expanded extensively in the past decade, both traditional and innovative methods are presented. The goal is to introduce new and established researchers alike to new methodological developments in the field. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Handbook of Research Methods in Social and Personality Psychology
The Handbook of Research Methods in Social and Personality Psychology is a valuable addition to a researcher's library.The edited chapters are informative and clearly written.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great primer on research methods
There are several invaluable chapters on priming, data cleaning, and general research practices that make this an invaluable book for anyone conducting social psychological or judgment and decision making research at a graduate or faculty level. ... Read more

10. The New Personality Self-Portrait: Why You Think, Work, Love and Act the Way You Do
by John M. Oldham, Lois B. Morris
Paperback: 449 Pages (1995-08-01)
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Asin: 0553373935
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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The New Personality Self -portraitis the only guide to personality types based onthe American Psychiatric Association'sjust-published official diagnostic system -- the DSM-IV -- and written by one of today'sleading personality researchers. A long-timebacklist bestseller in its previous edition, it has nowbeen completely updated to include all thefascinating new information about how we become who weare-and how we can change. The self-test inThe New Personality Self -portrait isalready used extensively in mental health andbusiness settings. It reveals a profile so personal,so accurate, that it's as individual as afingerprint. Readers discover their unique mix of 14distinct personality styles -- and learn how thosetraits impact their relationships, work and homelife. Fascinating case histories show each style inaction, with tips on how to live and work withevery type, and exercises for turningvulnerabilities into strengths -- plus warnings about whenindividual differences develop into personalitydisorders. ... Read more

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Herbert Pardes M.D. in his praise for this book said:

It's an easy read, and I personally can't say enough about this book.

It's also recommended by:

1)Professor and M.D. of Psychiatry and Dean, Cornell University Medical College.
2)Professor, M.D., and Chairman, Department of Psychiatry, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.
3)M.D. and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.
4)Professor, M.D.,and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine
5)M.D. and author of Dreams of Love and Fateful Encounters.
6)M.D. and author of The Difficult Child

It's the only book that I've read that I didn't get rid of after reading.I will keep it and refer to it for many years to come.

5-0 out of 5 stars best price and good delivery
very nice delivery. brand new book that i ordered and paid for. it comes w/the good packaging. happy about it.

5-0 out of 5 stars The New Personality Self-Portrait:Why You Think, Work, Love and Act the Way You Do
This book was recommended via my psychiatrist....who I've known for many years, treating me for acute depression...and I'm now going forward to understanding me.(250 shock treatments is not an easy road).I gave this book to a friend who said "Can I keep it"??? absolutely not!!!But I'm planning to purchase a few more copies...I'd like to see this book as "mandatory" for anyone with any type of personal/emotional problems.Note to author:You've been a great help. Thanks.

5-0 out of 5 stars VERY INTERESTING!!!!

I was very facinated with the test in the beginning of the book.I had my family tske it and was really amazing how it made their personality come out.It really was amazing. I recommend it to anyone who likes psychology and learning about other personality types!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars fast shipping
I got this book fast, just two days after I oldered; the book is brandnew. This book is really help you understand yourself. ... Read more

11. Handbook of Research Methods in Personality Psychology
Paperback: 719 Pages (2009-12-09)
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Bringing together leading investigators, this comprehensive handbook is a one-stop reference for anyone planning or conducting research on personality. It provides up-to-date analyses of the rich array of methodological tools available today, giving particular attention to real-world theoretical and logistical challenges and how to overcome them. In chapters filled with detailed, practical examples, readers are shown step by step how to formulate a suitable research design, select and use high-quality measures, and manage the complexities of data analysis and interpretation. Coverage ranges from classic methods like self-report inventories and observational procedures to such recent innovations as neuroimaging and genetic analyses.

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12. Emotion (The Review of Personality and Social Psychology) (v. 13)
 Paperback: 336 Pages (1992-02-25)
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Topics central to an understanding of emotion - such as the concept of emotional intensity, cross-cultural specificity in emotion, and the links between emotion and cognition - are discussed in this volume.

Self-perception, manipulating emotions, categorization of theories, the question of whether existing theories are complementary or competing and the usefulness of some well-established models of emotion are among the other topics explored. Distinguished researchers in emotion contribute new ideas and this volume will be of interest to experienced researchers as well as beginning students.

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13. Clinical Personality Assessment: Practical Approaches (Oxford Textbooks in Clinical Psychology, V. 2)
Hardcover: 592 Pages (2002-01-31)
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Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Clinical Personality Assessment, 2/e, is the revised edition of an acclaimed comprehensive clinical personality assessment text. In this updated volume, contributors from a diverse range of psychological disciplines address a number of central issues in personality assessment in clinical and forensic settings. Focusing on key problem areas in the field, the authors emphasize practical issues in their chapters. The result is a work of outstanding variety and depth of coverage with a useful, hands-on focus. The second edition has been updated to include several new topics, such as psychophysiological methods in assessing emotions, assessment of clients' marital satisfaction, behavior genetic considerations in personality assessment, and assessment of suicide risk. Other topics include ethical considerations in clinical personality assessment, assessment of racial and ethnic minorities, sources of personality information, and problems in personality assessment. A practical, context-based approach is maintained throughout, and a helpful appendix listing psychological assessment tests and procedures concludes the book. A definitive text in its field, Clinical Personality Assessment, 2/e, is ideal for both students and practicing clinical psychologists. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great Text
This text is well written, comprehensive, and very easy reading.It provides comprehensive information concerning personality assessment including special populations, problems during assessment, sources of personality information and much more.Highly recommended for those seeking to understand this complex area of assessment. ... Read more

14. Theories of Personality
by Duane P. Schultz, Sydney Ellen Schultz
Hardcover: 560 Pages (2008-04-04)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Filled with updated research and findings, the ninth edition of Schultz and Schultz's THEORIES OF PERSONALITY gives you a clear and cogent introduction to this dynamic field. Organized by theory, this popular text discusses major theorists who represent psychoanalytic, neopsychoanalytic, lifespan, trait, humanistic, cognitive, behavioral, and social-learning approaches, while demonstrating the influence of events in theorists' personal and professional lives on the development of these theories. The book also explores the ways in which race, gender, and cultural issues play a part in the study of personality and in personality assessment, and includes numerous examples, tables, and figures that further enhance your understanding of the content. The final chapter, "Personality in Perspective," integrates topics explored in previous chapters and suggests conclusions that can be drawn from the many theorists' work. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Just What I Wanted
I am currently using this book in my Psychology class.It was exactly what I had ordered and the quality was excellent.The order was also delivered within the estimated shipment dated.I will continue purchasing from Amazon for sure.

5-0 out of 5 stars Theories of Personality
It was sent fast, in excellent shape, for an amazing price. Overall a great experience! Great doing bussiness with this seller! =o)

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent
I purchased thus book for a class. It was easy to read and understand. The questions in the back helped to assure your understanding! I would recommend it highly!

5-0 out of 5 stars Satisfied
The book was in the condition as listed... it came in a timely fashion. I am happy with the service.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great item but a little late
This was the exact book I needed for class and it was cheap but it took a long time to come. I needed it earlier in the semester. When it says up to 14 days, prepare yourself for 14 business days... ... Read more

15. The Psychology of Personality: Viewpoints, Research, and Applications
by Bernardo J. Carducci
Hardcover: 736 Pages (2009-03-10)
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Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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This engaging, comprehensive introduction to the field of personality psychology integrates discussion of personality theories, research, assessment techniques, and applications of specific theories. The Psychology of Personality introduces students to many important figures in the field and covers both classic and contemporary issues and research. The second edition reflects significant changes in the field but retains many of the special features that made it a textbook from which instructors found easy to teach and students found easy to learn. Bernardo Carducci’s passion for the study of personality is evident on every page. ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars Bad Service DONT PAY FROM THIS PERSON
i never recieved a tracking number and never recieved a book but once i filed for a claim his person decided to go and withdraw money out of my account...... He is a theif!!! dont pay from him

5-0 out of 5 stars Blazing Fast Shipping
Order from this company- the shipping is blazing fast. good communication and product was in excellent condition

4-0 out of 5 stars textbook material
Since it's a textbook, people would not find it interesting unless they were forced to read it by some crazy haired professor, as in my case. But every chance i got to read it, I did learn something from it, about myself, about people around me. It grows your interest in people... and make you want to observe them and see them in a different light.

3-0 out of 5 stars It is kind of bland.
Psychology is an interesting field.Yet the book makes personality psych seem kind of dry and uninteresting.It could have been more detailed with more case studies. ... Read more

16. Understanding Personality Disorders: An Introduction
by Duane L. Dobbert
Paperback: 168 Pages (2010-09-16)
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Asin: 1442206969
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Misdiagnosed, misunderstood and oftentimes entirely overlooked, the obscurity surrounding personality disorders can debilitate as much as the disorders themselves. Using case study examples throughout, this book illustrates the nature and reality of personality disorders and how they play out in the daily lives of those living with them as well as their family members, coworkers, and friends. By explaining the warning signs along with how such disorders might develop, Dobbert demonstrates how personality disorders can be effectively addressed and treated. Distinguishing between the accepted psychological criteria for disorders and the everyday upsets that some might wrongfully determine to be personality disorders, he carefully outlines the contours of such disorders and how to recognize and address them when they arise. In accessible style, Dobbert offers the reader a clear, succinct, and careful overview of the various disorders and what they mean for all those affected by them. ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars Little Bang for the Book
While an introductory book may usually be excused for over-simplification, there is little in "Understanding Personality Disorders" that cannot be learned from a simple Google Search or a 15-minute trip to Wikipedia.Dobbert "phones it in" by giving lip service to the complexity of the categorizations, concentrating too heavily on antisocial personality disorder, providing cardboard cut-out examples of the pathologies, glossing over the mechanisms that underlie the disorders, and including throw-away chapters that are only a couple pages long.

Very little is learned from the behavior-centered descriptions of psychology disorders, resulting in little more than a "field guide to crazies" lacking in empathy and depth.

5-0 out of 5 stars Recommended Reading
The author displays mastery over his subject and aptly passes this on to the reader.This book puts personality disorders into the context,and concisely discusses each disorder. Due to the quality of the content of this book I am recommending it to my students.

5-0 out of 5 stars An excellent survey highly recommended as an authoritative introduction for all walks of life.
Personality disorders appear everywhere: in the workplace, shopping centers, and even the home - that's why it's important for more than just the professional therapist to understand and recognize them. UNDERSTANDING PERSONALITY DISORDERS isn't for the usual professional audience, but for lay readers - making it the perfect choice for general-interest health holdings. It provides an introduction geared to those who live and work around personality-disordered people, presenting common signs of troubles and how they can be handled. An excellent survey highly recommended as an authoritative introduction for all walks of life. ... Read more

17. The Personality Puzzle (Fifth Edition)
by David C. Funder
Hardcover: 757 Pages (2010-01-22)
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Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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The Personality Puzzle explores the past, present, and future of the discipline to show students why personality psychology matters.Organized according to the six main domains of modern personality psychology, David Funder’s market-leading text shows students the field as it exists in the present. By incorporating significant coverage of the great theorists of personality psychology throughout, the book helps students understand how the field developed. And by showcasing the questions driving the research of today, The Personality Puzzle enables students to see the exciting future of the discipline.

For the Fifth Edition, every chapter has been updated. A new illustration program supports visual learners with updated versions of the book’s much-loved cartoons and new in-text features to help students visualize and remember concepts. The text covers classic theories of personality as well as all the latest findings, including up-to-date coverage of the biological domain, new material on cross-cultural psychology, and expanded treatment of positive psychology.

As always, The Personality Puzzle is a book that students will read, enjoy, and remember, with a writing style that is engaging, distinctive, and humorous. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars College Book
I received this book promptly, and it was in good condition, as advertised.I needed it for a college class, so when it came to us so quickly, I was thankful.I would recommend this seller to anyone.Thanks very much! ... Read more

18. The Big Book of Personality Tests: 90 Easy-To-Score Quizzes That Reveal the Real You
by Salvatore V. Didato Ph.D.
Spiral-bound: 208 Pages (2003-04-05)
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Asin: 1579122817
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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This fascinating collection of 100 fun-to-take and easy-to-score personality quizzes-devised by an expert psychologist-provides unparalleled insight into what makes us tick and why. Are You a Romantic?What's Your Emotional IQ?Body Language: Can You Read It? Who's the Boss,Your Work or You?Are You a Risk-Taker? How Honest Are You, Really?

Dr. Salvatore V. Didato has spent his career helping people unravel the answers to these and similar questions. Now he's channeled his years of experience into an enlightening collection of simple tests designed to get to the real truth about ourselves. By asking all the right questions, Didato helps us arrive at the sometimes astounding answers to who we are, how we got that way, and what, if anything, we can or should do to change.

Each quiz addresses a distinct aspect of the human persona, from ambition, self-esteem, and romance, to ingenuity, creativity, sexuality, and more. And Dr. Didato's insightful explanations help guide us down the path to self-awareness, and, ultimately, self-improvement. On top of everything else, the quizzes are fun! ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars Not what I expected
The tests were very similar and easy to manipulate if you wanted to.Boring. I wasted my money.

2-0 out of 5 stars simple to use and understand
This book has a large number of personality tests. None of them were very original. They were all very easy to complete. This book would be good for anyone who never took any type of personality tests before. I compelted the entire book in a matter of a couple hours.

2-0 out of 5 stars most tests were not accurate
one of the flirting (body language) tests was good.

Try Kokology...it can be more insightful.

3-0 out of 5 stars Review what?
I find it rather amusing that the auto system of Amazon is asking me to review this book in mid November, that was ordered in August and is yet to arrive.Does the reviewing robot not know what the delivery robot is doing?
The three-star nuetral signifies potential, if I ever get it that might change!

5-0 out of 5 stars Big Book of Personality Tests by Dr. Didato MD
This work measures classic psychological behaviors which are
a part of us all. For instance, the book tests traits in the
following important areas:
- Are you a risk-taker or risk averse
- How daring are you?
- Do you handle confrontation constructively?
- Are you a listener or do you talk over people?
- Are you considerate of others in a variety of classic contexts?
- How do you express anger?
- Can you take charge of anything and assume responsibility
or more importantly accountability?

All of these issues are important in daily life. The author
covers them in a question/answer format and places us squarely
in a category inside the norm or outside .

This book will help you to identify inappropriate or ill-considered reactions to a wide range of everyday behaviors in our culture. Once identified, the readers can take corrective action to modify behavior constructively. The contents of the
book are topical because most of us are unaware of the critical
behaviors which apply to a multiplicity of workplace environments. The volume is researched thoroughly. It is
priced reasonably for consumers. ... Read more

19. Personality-Guided Forensic Psychology (Personality Guided Psychology)
by Robert J. Craig
Hardcover: 359 Pages (2004-07-30)
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In Personality-Guided Forensic Psychology, Robert J. Craig discusses the hot area of forensic psychology -- the crossroads of law and psychology -- and illustrates how personality-guided assessment is a useful tool in the multiple arenas in which forensic psychologists are active: child custody evaluation, fitness for duty evaluations, personal injury, domestic violence, and many others. The volume begins with an overview of forensic psychology and the personality theories most relevant to forensic psychology. Chapters cover assessments ranging from relatively normal evaluations (police applicants and officers, custody and personal injury) to those in which severe pathology may come into play (domestic violence and homicide). The book offers a wealth of data on personality-test scores of chronic pain patients, patients who litigate, those who commit sexual or other physical abuse or murder, and others. Psychologists who serve as expert witnesses of friends of the court in legal proceedings, those choosing candidates for intervention programs, and students of forensic psychology will find this book indispensable. Volumes in the Personality-Guided Psychology series demonstrate the utility and relevance of assessing personality variables in an array of matters of interest to psychologists. Each book illustrates how a clinical syndrome or behavior can be understood in the context of the patient's unique pattern of overall trait dynamics. ... Read more

20. A Theory of Personality: The Psychology of Personal Constructs (The Norton library)
by George A. Kelly
Paperback: 208 Pages (1963-05-17)
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Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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"A genuine new departure and a spirited contribution to the psychology of personality." —Jerome S. BrunerThis original theory of personality is based on the concept that there are many workable ways by which individuals can construct their world. George Kelly's starting point and basic premise is that people's processes are psychologically channeled by the ways they anticipate events rather than by the ways they react to them. We develop new means of overcoming obstacles; we are, therefore, neither prisoners of our environment nor victims of our past.

In Dr. Kelly's groundbreaking theory, the patterns of our make-up, which he calls constructs, are the key to changing old patters. Each person anticipates events differently, and Dr. Kelly shows how we can begin to understand each person's unique constructs. In this way, a person is enabled to create alternative constructions—finding a sense of meaning in life, regaining control over his or her environment, and establishing new roads to mental health. This volume consists of the first three chapters of Kelly's two-volume work The Psychology of Personal Constructs. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A Little Biased Reviewer - But Great Theory!
Yes, I must admit it, I am a bit biased.George Kelly is my intellectual great-grandfather.That is, I trace my intellectual heritage through my mentor, Brent D. Slife, through his mentor, Joseph F. Rychlak, to his mentor, George A. Kelly.As such, I am quite biased in this review of Kelly's book on Personal Construct Psychology.That being said, I still believe that this is an excellent book.Kelly provides a wonderfully divergent perspective on personality from the more Lockean perspectives that have prevailed in psychological theorizing.Kelly is quite thoughtful and presents a very thorough, well conceived theory that attempts to address, in a rationalistic, telic perspective the personality of human beings.Still, as a truly new theory, Kelly introduces new terms that may be difficult for some to understand initially.Furthermore, as a new theory, which reintroduces final causal theorizing, which conceives of humans as being determined by their goals, purposes, and ends (instead of linear, deterministic theorizing that conceives of humans as determined by their past), while refreshing and, from my perspective, essential for psychology, it may be difficulty to integrate this theory into their already generated linear conceptualizations.I recommend you read this with an open mind and attempt to think more freely from this divergent perspective offered by Kelly.

5-0 out of 5 stars Constructive Alternativism
Kelly's personality theory is based on an underlying philosophical position which he called "constructive alternativism" (3). According to this view, "We assume that all of our present interpretations of the universe are subject to revision or replacement" (15). Kelly focused on "man-the-scientist" (4): "Might not the individual man, each in his own personal way, assume more of the stature of a scientist, ever seeking to predict and control the course of events with which he is involved?" (5). The "Fundamental Postulate" of his theory states "A person's processes are psychologically channelized by the ways in which he anticipates events" (46). This occurs as a person construes or interprets, evaluates, makes sense of, observed regularities in what is going on by noting similarities and differences among events. Thus an organized system of constructs is built up, significantly embodied in language, that provides a basis for prediction and control. Problems may result from the limitations in a person's system of constructs, combined with resistance to changing them. Kelly's approach is presented as a series of postulates and corollaries. Although presented somewhat technically and at a high order of abstraction, he writes clearly and sometimes memorably. For example, noting the theme of his book he writes, "...man, to the extent that he is able to construe his circumstances, can find for himself freedom from their domination. It implies also that man can enslave himself with his own ideas and then win his freedom again by reconstruing his life" (21). Kelly wrote at a time before concern with non-sexist terminology was formulated and can be forgiven for his lapses in this regard. The resonance of his formulations with those of Korzybski and Whorf seems remarkable and provides an example of the inter-theory corroboration that Korzybski found so valuable.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent discription of a labeling theory.
This book provides an interesting theory of the mind via labels (constructs).His notion of dilating our perceptual field, which leads one to better psychological health, has led me to dig deeper into my own mind. It has also allow me to begin to develope my own theory of the mind. Thanks George

5-0 out of 5 stars Good One
I like the way this book explains constructs ... Read more

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