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These chapters were originally drafted as part of a textbook project with Prof. Nancy Cantor. The project morphed into a scholarly monograph, Personality and Social Intelligence, which appeared in 1987.
Still, these chapters afford a comprehensive picture of personality theory and research at the time they were originally drafted, in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
From time to time I have added material, but have made no attempt at a comprehensive, systematic update. Nevertheless, students who are interested in more recent developments may find that this material, while perhaps dated in one sense, provides useful historical and conceptual background.
I should also note that these chapters were written from a particular point of view -- one which was highly critical of traditional trait and psychodynamic theories of personality, but favorable to more modern social-cognitive viewpoints.
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