- Subject index
NEW TO THIS EDITION: A new chapter on research methods (Chapter 2) facilitates students’ understanding of contemporary personality research and helps them evaluate the various approaches to understanding personality. A new chapter on disorders of personality (Chapter 8) offers a unique approach to understanding disorders of personality by directly comparing the traditional medical syndrome counting method with current psychological research that conceptualizes disorders in terms of extreme positions on personality traits. Up-to-date research—with the majority of citations from 2010 to 2016—reflects the most recent scholarship in the field. A focus on student-relevant research includes scholarship on such topics as Facebook, “hook-ups,” procrastination, and coping with stress. Two additional theoretical orientations—trait theory and evolutionary theory—broaden the book’s scope. Motives especially interesting to students, including mating, belonging ...
Chapter 5: Identity and Self-Esteem: Who am I? Why is it important for me to like myself?
Identity and Self-Esteem: Who am I? Why is it important for me to like myself?
- Copyright iv
- Psychosocial Theory of Identity
- Humanistic/Narrative Approaches to Identity and Self-Esteem
- Single-Variable Research Programs
[Page 136]Can you recall when you first became aware of your self, that is, when you became self-conscious? My earliest memory is being in a scary situation when I was 4 years old (separation anxiety). At that point, I was already self-conscious, as are all children. But I do not remember precisely when ...