Personality Psychology: Domains of Knowledge About Human Nature dynamically demonstrates how scientists approach the study of personality. Major findings, both classical and contemporary, are presented in the context of six key domains?Dispositional, Biological, Intrapsychic, Cognitive/Experimental, Social and Cultural, and Adjustment?providing a foundation for the analysis and understanding of human personality.
1. Introduction to Personality Psychology.
2. Personality Assessment, Measurement, and Research Design.
Part 1. The Dispositional Domain.
3. Traits and Trait Taxonomies.
4. Theoretical and Measurement Issues in Trait Psychology.
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.
9. Psychoanalytic Approaches to Personality.
10. Psychoanalytic Approaches: Contemporary Issues.
11. Motives and Personality.
Part 4. The Cognitive/Experiential Domain.
12. Cognitive Topics in Personality.
13. Emotion and Personality.
14. Approaches to the Self
Part 5. The Social and Cultural Domain.
15. Personality and Social Interaction.
16. Sex, Gender, and Personality.
17. Culture and Personality.
Part 6. The Adjustment Domain.
18. Stress, Coping, Adjustment, and Health.
19. Disorders of Personality.
20. Summary and Future Directions.
Randy J. Larsen
(Washington University in St. Louis)
David M. Buss
(University of Texas at Austin)