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Personality- Vantage Digital Option

Personality- Vantage Digital Option

Eleventh Edition


September 2022 | SAGE Publications, Inc
About Personality, Eleventh Edition 

In Jerry M. Burger and Gretchen M. Reevy's Personality, Eleventh Edition the historical underpinnings of core theories and research come alive through biographical and contextual illustrations, vivid stories and discussions, and cutting edge research on biological topics.

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Chapter 1 What Is Personality?
Chapter 2 Personality Research Methods
Chapter 3 The Psychoanalytic Approach: Freudian Theory, Application, And Assessment
Chapter 4 The Freudian Approach Relevant Research
Chapter 5 The Psychoanalytic Approach Neo-Freudian Theory, Application, And Assessment
Chapter 6 The Neo-Freudian Theories Relevant Research
Chapter 7 The Trait Approach Theory, Application, And Assessment
Chapter 8 The Trait Approach Relevant Research
Chapter 9 The Biological Approach: Theory, Application, And Assessment
Chapter 10 The Biological Approach Relevant Research
Chapter 11 The Humanistic Approach Theory, Application, And Assessment
Chapter 12 The Humanistic Approach Relevant Research
Chapter 13 The Behavioral/Social Learning Approach Theory, Application, And Assessment
Chapter 14 The Behavioral/Social Learning Approach Relevant Research
Chapter 15 The Cognitive Approach Theory, Application, And Assessment
Chapter 16 The Cognitive Approach Relevant Research

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  • New to this edition:
    • A new research topic, Narcissism, has been added to Chapter 8 replacing the focus on Emotion from the previous edition. This change represents a shift in the focus of personality researchers over the past several years and highlights a topic area that has been in all the major journals.
    • The section on Extraversion-Introversion (Chapter 10) has been completely restructured and includes a discussion of the different social lives of extraverts and introverts.
    • New author, Gretchen M. Reevy, brings expertise in stress and coping and provides a steady hand when it comes to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
    • Two new personality scales have been added as well as a new social desirability measure where students can discover where they fall on each of the Big Five dimensions.
    • Students can take and score for themselves personality tests using 12 measures offered in the new Vantage courseware. This hands-on experience not only gives students a better idea of how personality assessment works, but often generates a little healthy skepticism about relying too heavily on such measures.
  • The first textbook to blend both the best of theory-based and research-based instruction, Personality, Eleventh Edition provides students with the foundational aspects they need when it comes to understanding personality at its core.
  • The text’s foundational structure is designed to demonstrate that classic theories stimulate research and that research findings often shape the development and acceptance of the theories.
  • Grounded in the belief that students learn about research best by seeing programs of research rather than isolated examples, twenty-six research topics are covered in depth in the seven research chapters.
  • Each of the theory chapters contains a section on theory, a section on application and a section on assessment.
  • Biographies provide students with an overview of prominent personality theorists making the theory come alive.

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