Research findings have been summarized throughout the text in "Highlights" boxes; this feature presents bullet point lists to help the student organize and compare the results of research studies. The text contains biographical material for the theorists, to suggest, where warranted, how the development of their theory may have been influenced by events in their personal and professional lives. Material on the effects of gender, ethnicity, and culture on the issues of personality development, test performance, and the broader conceptions of human nature appears in this edition. It also highlights considerable cross-cultural research and a diversity of samples of research participants from European, African, and Asian nations. The chapters have all been extensively revised to include the most recent studies and findings that reflect the field of personality research today. The authors engaging style makes it easy for students to analyze and compare theories. Biographical material on theorists helps students understand the relationship between life experiences and personality theories. Each theory is presented in a unit that clearly conveys that theorys ideas, assumptions, definitions, and methods. This presentation allows students to more easily synthesize all facets of each theory. Chapter 1s user-friendly introduction to the study of personality includes a do-it-yourself adjective checklist to help students describe their own personalities. "Questions About Human Nature" sections examine six fundamental issues: free will vs. determinism, nature vs. nurture, the importance of childhood experiences, uniqueness vs. universality, goals, and optimism vs. pessimism. These sections, which appear in each chapter that discusses a specific theorist, are accompanied by a bar graph that helps students to compare each theorists perspective on these issues.

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PublisherCengage Learning
Publish YearJanuary 2013