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Table of Contents
                            Cover (The Personality Puzzle)
Front Matter
	Half Title
	About the Author
	Contents in Brief
Chapter 1 - The Study of the Person
	The Goals of Personality Psychology
	The Plan of This Book
	Pigeonholing Versus Appreciation of Individual Differences
	Wrapping It Up
Part I - The Science of Personality: Methods and Assessment
	Chapter 2 Personality Research Methods
		Psychology’s Emphasis on Method
		Personality Data
		Research Design
		Wrapping It Up
	Chapter 3 Assessment, Effect Size, and Ethics
		The Nature of Personality Assessment
		The Business of Testing
		Personality Tests
		Evaluating Assessment and Research
		Ethical Issues
		Wrapping It Up
Part II - How People Differ: The Trait Approach
	Chapter 4 - Personality Traits, Situations, and Behavior
		The Trait Approach
		People Are Inconsistent
		The Person-Situation Debate
		Personality and Life
		Persons and Situations
		People Are Different
		Wrapping It Up
	Chapter 5 - Personality Judgment
		Consequences of Everyday Judgments of Personality
		The Accuracy of Personality Judgment
		Accuracy Matters
		Wrapping It Up
	Chapter 6 - Using Personality Traits to Understand Behavior
		The Single-Trait Approach
		The Many-Trait Approach
		The Essential-Trait Approach
		Typological Approaches to Personality
		From Assessment to Understanding
		Wrapping It Up
	Chapter 7 - Personality Stability, Development, and Change
		Personality Stability
		Personality Development
		Personality Change
		Principles of Personality Continuity and Change
		Is Personality Change Good or Bad?
		Wrapping It Up
Part III - The Mind and the Body: Biological Approaches to Personality
	Chapter 8 - The Anatomy and Physiology of Personality
		The Anatomy of Personality
		The Biochemistry of Personality
		The Big Five and the Brain
		Biology: Cause and Effect
		Wrapping It Up
	Chapter 9 - The Inheritance of Personality: Behavioral Genetics and Evolutionary Psychology
		Behavioral Genetics
		Evolutionary Personality Psychology
		Inheritance Is the Beginning, Not the End
		Will Biology Replace Psychology?
		Wrapping It Up
Part IV - The Hidden World of the Mind: The Psychoanalytic Approach
	Chapter 10 - Basics of Psychoanalysis
		Freud Himself
		The Key Ideas of Psychoanalysis
		Psychoanalysis, Life, and Death
		Psychological Development: “Follow the Money”
		Thinking and Consciousness
		Anxiety and Defense
		Psychoanalysis as a Therapy and as a Route Toward Understanding
		Psychoanalytic Theory: A Critique
		Why Study Freud?
		Wrapping It Up
	Chapter 11 - Psychoanalysis After Freud: Neo-Freudians, Object Relations, and Current 
		Interpreting Freud
		Latter-Day Issues and Theorists
		Current Psychoanalytic Research
		Psychoanalysis in Perspective
		Wrapping It Up
Part V - Experience and Awareness: Humanistic and Cross-Cultural Psychology
	Chapter 12 - Experience, Existence, and the Meaning of Life: Humanistic and Positive Psychology
		Phenomenology: Awareness Is Everything
		Optimistic Humanism: Rogers and Maslow
		Personal Constructs: Kelly
		Flow: Csikszentmihalyi
		Self-Determination Theory: Deci and Ryan
		Positive Psychology
		The Implications of Phenomenology
		Wrapping It Up
	Chapter 13 - Cultural Variation in Experience, Behavior, and Personality
		Culture and Psychology
		The Importance of Cross-Cultural Differences
		Characteristics of Cultures
		Cultural Assessment and Personality Assessment
		The Origins of Cultural Differences
		Challenges and New Directions for Cross-Cultural Research
		The Universal Human Condition
		Wrapping It Up
Part VI - What Personality Does: Learning, Thinking, Feeling, and Knowing
	Chapter 14 - Learning to Be a Person: Behaviorism and the Social Learning Theories
		Social Learning Theory
		The Cognitive-Affective Personality System
		Contributions and Limitations of Learning Approaches to Personality
		Behaviorism and Personality
		Wrapping It Up
	Chapter 15 - Personality Processes: Perception, Thought, Motivation, and Emotion
		The Historical Roots of Research Into Personality Processes
		Personality as a Verb
		Wrapping It Up
	Chapter 16 - The Self: What You Know About You
		The I and the Me
		The Contents and Purposes of the Self
		The Declarative Self
		The Procedural Self
		How Many Selves?
		The Really Real Self
		Wrapping It Up
	Chapter 17 - Personality, Mental Health, and Physical Health
		Personality and Mental Health: Personality Disorders
		Personality and Physical Health
		The Healthy Personality
		Wrapping It Up
		Which Approach Is Right?
		What Have We Learned?
		The Quest for Understanding
		Wrapping It Up
Name Index
Subject Index

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