This volume presents a new conceptualization of personality and social cognition that addresses both traditional and new issues. Written for students of personality, experimental and consumer psychology and cognitive science.
Contents: N. Cantor, J.F. Kihlstrom, Social Intelligence and Cognitive Assessments of Personality. J. Baron, Why a Theory of Social Intelligence Needs a Theory of Character. R.F. Baumeister, Social Intelligence and the Construction of Meaning in Life. R.S. Bergen, C.S. Dweck, The Functions of Personality Theories. C.S. Carver, M. F. Scheier, Social Intelligence and Personality: Some Unanswered Questions and Unresolved Issues. R.A. Emmons, L.A. King, On the Personalization of Motivation. E. Klinger, Goal-Orientation as a Psychological Linchpin: A Commentary on Cantor and Kihlstrom's "Social Intelligence and Cognitive Assessments in Personality." P.W. Linville, L.F. Clark, Production Systems and Social Problem Solving: Specificity, Flexibility, Expertise. L.A. Pervin, Psychodynamic- Systems Reflections on a Social Intelligence Model of Personality. R.J. Sternberg, The Fate of the Trait: A Reply to Cantor and Kihlstrom. A.J. Stewart, Social Intelligence and Adaptation to Life Changes. J.F. Kihlstrom, N. Cantor, Social Intelligence and Personality: There's Room for Growth.