Originally published in 1977, the aim of this volume was to demonstrate in a concrete way the relevance of some of the most important individual variables for various domains of social behaviour. Eminent researchers at the time contributed original chapters that provided an up-to-date perspective on theory and research on important and widely used personality constructs. This volume should serve as a text for advanced level students seeking a historical introduction to specific personality variables and a survey of theory and research on the most widely used personality dimensions of the time.
Preface. 1. Thomas Blass On Personality Variables, Situations, and Social Behavior 2. John W. Atkinson Motivation for Achievement 3. Frances Cherry and Donn Byrne Authoritarianism 4. Stephen A. Karp Psychological Differentiation 5. Glenn Wilson Introversion/Extraversion 6. Bonnie R. Strickland Internal-External Control of Reinforcement 7. Ralph B. Vacchiano Dogmatism 8. Bonnie R. Strickland Approval Motivation 9. Kay Deaux Sex Differences. Author Index. Subject Index.
Psychology Library Editions: Social Psychology (30-volume set) brings together an eclectic mix of titles from a wealth of authors with diverse backgrounds, seeking to understand human behaviour and interaction from a socio-psychological perspective. The series of previously out-of-print titles, originally published between 1908 and 1993, includes those from some authors considered to be founders of social psychology and traces the development of the subject from its early foundations.