Personality: A Systems Approach by John D. Mayer
The book, Personality: A Systems Approach, is a textbook for the course in personality psychology. On this site you can:
- Learn about Edition 1.5 which is now available for classroom use.
- See where you can order the book.
- Look inside the book
- Obtain a detailed description of the revisions for Edition 1.5.
- See the publication history of the book
- Understand that there could be shortages of the first edition for the Fall, 2014 semester. (Edition 1.5 will fill in for any shortages).
- Obtain Powerpoint lectures to accompany the book.
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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