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This book offers a bold and integrative vision for the field, bringing together the best from traditional personality theories and contemporary research around a focus on human lives. The first section provides an expanded treatment of the fundamental contexts for understanding personality: human evolution and culture. Within the next three sections of the book, the three ...more
Hardcover, 800 pages
Published November 1st 1997 by Harcourt Brace College Publishers (first published June 1990)
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Professor Marc Fournier's class. Very good prof, good book.
I enjoy Personality Psychology, but this text? Ugh. It has its moments, but for the most part it reads like stero instructions. Glad to be done with it and almost done with the class!
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meh. your standard psychology textbook, nothing special about it, nothing particularly good or bad. I found I could get by in my class without reading it.
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Better than I originally expected. I learned to appreciate the science as I continued to read.
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Reading this textbook was almost therapeutic experience for me.
A textbook. An interesting one.
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“E. Tory Higgins (1987) suggests that self-knowledge encompasses three major domains: the actual self, the ideal self, and the ought self. The actual self consists of your representation of the attributes that someone (yourself or another) believes that you actually possess. The ideal self consists of your representation of the attributes that someone (yourself or another) would like you, ideally, to possess = that is a representation of hopes, aspirations, or wishes. The ought self consists of your representation of the attributes that someone believes you should or ought to possess - that is, a representation of duties, obligations or responsibilities. Discrepancies between the actual/own self and ideal selves lead to experiences of dejection-related emotions, such as sadness, disappointment and shame.” 2 likes
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