• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

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

Continuity and Change over the Life Course: In What Ways Can I Expect My Personality to Remain the Same or Change over the Course of My Life?
Continuity and change over the life course: In what ways can I expect my personality to remain the same or change over the course of my life?

Do you think it's true, “You can't teach an old dog new tricks”? Or do you believe the opposite proverb, “It's never too late to learn”? If, on the one hand, “The leopard cannot change its spots,” why, on the other hand, does “Hope spring eternal in the human heart”? The ready availability of many contradictory proverbs allows us to select any convenient one to explain any outcome—after the outcome is known. ...

  • Loading...
locked icon

Sign in to access this content

Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

  • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
  • Read modern, diverse business cases
  • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles