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This textbook examines major theories of personality as they apply to an understanding of our past, present and future selves. Unlike traditional personality textbooks that merely present a succession of different theories, this student-centred volume examines how theories of personality have a bearing on questions that are relevant across the lifespan. A question-and-answer format invites students to approach personality psychology with an active attitude of critical inquiry in their search for objective knowledge and self-discovery. Throughout the text, students are encouraged to evaluate each theory in terms of how much it contributes to an understanding of their own personalities and lives. An instructor's manual is ava

Expectations, Plans, and Self-Regulation: What Determines Whether I Will Persist or Give up Trying to Reach My Goals?
Expectations, plans, and self-regulation: What determines whether I will persist or give up trying to reach my goals?

During my junior year in college, I faced a difficult decision. I could either keep my current job in the grocery business or teach part-time at a private school. On the one hand, teaching was interesting and part of my career plans. On the other hand, the grocery business was definitely more financially rewarding. I eventually decided to forego present financial benefits in favor of taking the first steps toward a career. Looking back, I am glad I made that initial choice. I wonder what my present personality would have ...

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