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  • Paperback: 440 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson; 7 edition (17 July 2013)
  • Language: Unknown
  • ISBN-10: 1292021713
  • ISBN-13: 978-1292021713
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 2 x 27.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,212,879 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Charles S. Carver and Michael F. Scheier met in graduate school at the University of Texas at Austin, where they both earned Ph.D. degrees in personality psychology. After graduation, they took jobs at the University of Miami and Carnegie Mellon University, respectively, where they have remained throughout their careers. They’ve collaborated for over three and a half decades in work that spans personality, social, motivational, clinical, and health psychology. In 1998, they received awards for Outstanding Scientific Contribution (Senior Level) from the Division of Health Psychology of the American Psychological Association. In 2007, they received the Donald T. Campbell Award for Distinguished Contributions to Social Psychology from APA’s Division of Personality and Social Psychology. Mike was the 2003—2004 President of APA’s Division of Health Psychology and currently serves as Department Head at CMU. Along with seven editions of Perspectives on Personality, the authors have published two books on self-regulation (the more recent titled On the Self-Regulation of Behavior, in 1998) and over 310 articles and chapters. Mike is an avid outdoorsman, hunter, and fisherman. Chuck keeps intending to take up painting but getting distracted by things that need fixing.

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By Shanice on 12 Feb. 2014
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It explains some of the things which I was interested in knowing and it does break some concepts down but overall the book doesn't stand out as being great.
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By Sheila on 9 Feb. 2014
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My son is at university and needed this for his course, he said it is very good, nothing else to be said.
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BLACK & WHITE ONLY! 9 May 2014
By Moon - Published on Amazon.com
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This was a black and white version of the textbook. I understand that some of the regulations for international editions are different, but the seller never mentioned that the book was in B&W. The graphs were virtually useless since you couldn't differentiate anything. I would not have purchased the book had I known that it was printed in b&w, a detail that seemed intentionally omitted. I gave it a star because Amazon requires some star system: if I could, I would not have given it any stars.
Informative but terrible as a textbook 21 Mar. 2014
By NK - Published on Amazon.com
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The authors did a good job of trying to cover as much ground as they can regarding the different perspectives of personality, and cited tons of research to give the reader a good understanding of progresses being made in each field. However, it fails as a textbook because it is extremely difficult to be able to extract the important/core information of the text. There are no guidelines as to what students should focus on in order to get a good overview of the field, nor emphasis on any parts of the text to say "This is really important - you should definitely know this!". It reads more like a non-fiction book than a textbook. Would probably this recommend to those who simply want to be informed about the research that is going on in the field of personality psychology, but would certainly not recommend this for students - avoid buying this unless you are extremely positive that your professor is going to test you on content straight out of the book.
Very Vague 26 Mar. 2014
By Ashley Bryant - Published on Amazon.com
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Im currently taking Personality Psychology. While this book is good it could have been written in a more concise and direct way for students. The first test i took i noticed the difficulty with actually grasping the concepts. Being that most psychology courses are a repeat of information and different perspectives and scientific explanations of theories, I felt the authors could have been a bit more direct and to the point. In my opinion they took a very conversational position rather than a textbook application of the scientific data collected overtime. Im used to a textbook giving more vocabulary and to the point explanations of the theories. Although I could deduce the meanings of the major theories that have stood the test of time through multiple replications of the data collected, it is likely because I already have a basis for the information from other Psychology courses and textbooks.
Needed for class 15 Feb. 2014
By chica - Published on Amazon.com
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Interesting though I do not have another text to compare this one to. Just needed it for class, and so glad I could find the kindle edition...much cheaper than the text itself.
I couldn't have been any more satisfied! 13 Mar. 2014
By Aiko MaePoticano - Published on Amazon.com
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It shipped quickly. The book was like brand new. It seemed like it has never been used. The price was extremely good compared to everywhere else i looked. I loved the service. I found absolutely nothing wrong with this transaction.
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