Personality: A Systems Approach by John D. Mayer
The book, Personality: A Systems Approach, is a college text for the course in personality psychology. On this site you can:
- Learn about Edition 1.5 which will be available for classroom use in mid-August, 2014 in time for the Fall semester (see “Release Schedule“)
- See a sample PDF of Edition 1.5, front matter and Chapter 1
- Obtain a detailed description of the revisions for Edition 1.5 and those further planned for the 2nd Edition.
- See the publication history of the book
- Understand that there could be shortages of the first edition for the Fall, 2014 semester
- Obtain instructor’s materials (forthcoming). If you need something right away, please e-mail John D. Mayer at UNH.
Personality: A Systems Approach is a contemporary textbook suitable for undergraduate courses in personality psychology. The textbook is based on the personality systems framework, an outline that organizes today’s information about personality psychology into four areas:
- Defining and locating personality
- Personality’s parts
- Personality’s organization, and
- Personality development
The personality systems framework has been featured in a number of journal articles, most recently in the Review of General Psychology (2013). Journal articles describing the framework also have appeared in the American Psychologist (2005), Psychological Inquiry (1997), the Journal of Personality (1995, 1996), Social and Personality Psychology Compass (2011). An additional invited article is under review.
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