The Oxford Handbook of Personality and Social Psychology

Kay Deaux, Mark Snyder

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For decades, the relationship between personality psychology and social psychology has been defined by its contrasts: sometimes highly overlapping and intertwined, at other times conflicting and even competing. This contradiction has been ultimately counterproductive, as it has precluded the understanding of people as both individuals and social beings. The Oxford Handbook of Personality and Social Psychology captures the history, current status, and future prospects of personality and social psychology-presented not as a set of parallel accounts, but as an integrated perspective on the behavior of persons in social contexts. The articles of this book weave together work from personality and social psychology, addressing both distinctive contributions and common ground. In so doing, they offer compelling evidence for the power and the potential of an integrated approach, as well as new suggestions and directions for research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Place of PublicationNew York, NY
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages880
ISBN (Electronic)9780199940905
ISBN (Print)9780195398991
StatePublished - Sep 18 2012

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  • Integrated approach
  • Personality psychology
  • Research
  • Social beings
  • Social contexts
  • Social psychology


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