A modern approach to personality that harnesses students’ curiosity about themselves and their peers, Personality Psychology: Understanding Yourself and Others presents an up-to-date overview of arguably the most interesting and relevant subfield in psychology for today’s undergraduate students. Committed to teaching students about personality psychology as well as about life itself, authors Jean Twenge and W. Keith Campbell address students’ most pressing questions about friendship, relationships, health, happiness, and more. Designed to appeal to today’s students — who are enmeshed in online networks and fascinated by their own personalities — Personality Psychology presents theory and research in a fashion that is both engaging and accessible, with plenty of opportunities for students to share their opinions and explore their own experiences.

Personality Psychology: Understanding Yourself and Others is also available via REVEL™, an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience.

Table of Contents:

  • Chapter 1: Introduction: Understanding Yourself and Others
  • Chapter 2: Assessment and Methods
  • Chapter 3: The Big Five Personality Traits
  • Chapter 4: Biological Underpinnings of Personality
  • Chapter 5: Self-Concept and Self-Processes
  • Chapter 6: Psychodynamic Approaches
  • Chapter 7: Motivation
  • Chapter 8: How Learning Shapes Behavior
  • Chapter 9: Personality Across the Lifespan
  • Chapter 10; Gender and Personality
  • Chapter 11: Culture and Personality
  • Chapter 12: Personality in the Workplace
  • Chapter 13: Personality and Relationships
  • Chapter 14: Personality and Mental Health
  • Chapter 15: Personality and Physical Health