Normal Personality Processes

Normal Personality Processes

Progress in Experimental Personality Research

1st Edition - May 1, 1984

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  • Editors: Brendan A. Maher, Winifred B. Maher
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483219264

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Progress in Experimental Personality Research, Volume 13: Normal Personality Processes focuses on the theory and measurement of personality research. This book begins with a detailed analysis of theoretical and conceptual aspects of gender research, followed by a discussion of the theoretical framework for the study of action control or choice behavior that encompasses a wide range of normal human action in addition to providing a schema in which the concept of “learned helplessness” might be handled. This publication concludes with a review and synthesis of data treating juvenile delinquency as a phenomenon of impression management and report on the personality correlates of chronic headache. This volume is recommended for psychologists and specialists researching on normal personality processes.

Table of Contents

  • Contributors


    Masculinity, Femininity, and Gender-Related Traits: A Conceptual Analysis and Critique of Current Research

    I. Introduction

    II. Properties of the Personal Attributes Questionnaire and Bern Sex Role Inventory

    III. Conceptions of Masculinity, Femininity, and Sex-Role Identification

    IV. Androgyny and Its Vicissitudes

    V. What Do the BSRI and PAQ Measure?

    VI. Issues Related to Combining M and F Scores

    VII. Androgyny as an Emergent Construct

    VIII. Issues Related to Mental Health

    IX. Masculinity and Femininity as Gender Identity

    X. Summary and Conclusions


    Volitional Aspects of Achievement Motivation and Learned Helplessness: Toward a Comprehensive Theory of Action Control

    I. Introduction

    II. Action Control and Achievement-Related Behavior

    III. A General Framework for the Theory of Action Control

    IV. The Problem of Volition in Various Subfields of Psychology

    V. Two Modes of Control: Action and State Orientations

    VI. Conclusion


    Differential Involvement in Delinquency: Toward an Interpretation in Terms of Reputation Management

    I. Introduction

    II. Research Strategies

    III. The Consistency of Delinquent Conduct

    IV. Explanations of Delinquency

    V. Delinquency and Reputation

    VI. Delinquency as a Consequence of Knowledge Deficits

    VII. Motivational Factors in Delinquency

    VIII. Conclusions


    Acts, Dispositions, and Personality

    I. From Acts to Dispositions

    II. Act Frequency Research Methods

    III. The Comparative Analysis of Dispositions

    IV. Dispositions as Modal Human Tendencies

    V. Analysis of Individual Differences in Dispositions

    VI. Dispositions in the Idiographic Analysis of Persons

    VII. From Dispositions to Personality


    Personality and Chronic Headache

    I. Introduction

    II. Classification and Description of Headache

    III. Review of the Clinical Observation Literature

    IV. Review of Investigations Employing Standardized Psychological Tests

    V. Studies on Personality and Headache from the SUNYA Headache Project

    VI. Overall Discussion



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Product details

  • No. of pages: 386
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1984
  • Published: May 1, 1984
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483219264

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Brendan A. Maher

Winifred B. Maher

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