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The Resource Me, myself, and us : the science of personality and the art of well-being, Brian R. Little

Me, myself, and us : the science of personality and the art of well-being, Brian R. Little

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Me, myself, and us : the science of personality and the art of well-being
Title
Me, myself, and us
Title remainder
the science of personality and the art of well-being
Statement of responsibility
Brian R. Little
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In the past few decades, personality psychology has made considerable progress in raising new questions about human nature-and providing some provocative answers. New scientific research has transformed old ideas about personality based on the theories of Freud, Jung, and the humanistic psychologies of the nineteen sixties, which gave rise to the simplistic categorizations of the Meyer-Briggs Inventory and the 'enneagream'. But the general public still knows little about the new science and what it reveals about who we are. In Me, Myself, and Us, Brian Little, one of the psychologists who helped re-shape the field, provides the first in-depth exploration of the new personality science and its provocative findings for general readers. The book explores questions that are rooted in the origins of human consciousness but are as commonplace as yesterday's breakfast conversation. Are our first impressions of other people's personalities usually fallacious? Are creative individuals essentially maladjusted? Are our personality traits, as William James put it "set like plaster" by the age of thirty? Is a belief that we are in control of our lives an unmitigated good? Do our singular personalities comprise one unified self or a confederacy of selves, and if the latter, which of our mini-me-s do we offer up in marriage or mergers? Are some individuals genetically hard-wired for happiness? Which is the more viable path toward human flourishing, the pursuit of happiness or the happiness of pursuit? Little provides a resource for answering such questions, and a framework through which readers can explore the personal implications of the new science of personality. Questionnaires and interactive assessments throughout the book facilitate self-exploration, and clarify some of the stranger aspects of our own conduct and that of others. Brian Little helps us see ourselves, and other selves, as somewhat less perplexing and definitely more intriguing. This is not a self-help book, but students at Harvard who took the lecture course on which it is based claim that it changed their lives. "--
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Little, Brian R
Dewey number
155.2
Index
index present
LC call number
BF698
LC item number
.L545 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
BF 698 L778m 2014
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Personality
  • Well-being
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Personality
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Creative Ability
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Developmental / Lifespan Development
  • PSYCHOLOGY / General
Label
Me, myself, and us : the science of personality and the art of well-being, Brian R. Little
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-254) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- First blushes and second thoughts -- Stable traits and well-being: set like plaster? -- Free traits: on acting out of character -- Mutable selves: personality and situations -- Control, agency, and the shape of a life -- Hale and hardy: personality and health -- Personality and creativity: the myth of the solo hero -- Where are you? Personality in place -- Personal projects: the happiness of pursuit -- Self-reflections: the art of well-being -- Acknowledgments -- Notes
Control code
ocn883207100
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 267pages
Isbn
9781586489670
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014020499
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • 1173959
  • (Sirsi) o883207100
  • (OCoLC)883207100
Label
Me, myself, and us : the science of personality and the art of well-being, Brian R. Little
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-254) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- First blushes and second thoughts -- Stable traits and well-being: set like plaster? -- Free traits: on acting out of character -- Mutable selves: personality and situations -- Control, agency, and the shape of a life -- Hale and hardy: personality and health -- Personality and creativity: the myth of the solo hero -- Where are you? Personality in place -- Personal projects: the happiness of pursuit -- Self-reflections: the art of well-being -- Acknowledgments -- Notes
Control code
ocn883207100
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 267pages
Isbn
9781586489670
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014020499
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • 1173959
  • (Sirsi) o883207100
  • (OCoLC)883207100

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