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A Multiple Self Theory of Personality $98.00
Authors: David Lester (The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona, NJ) 
Book Description:
This book presents a new theory of personality. The use of the term “personality” by psychologists is odd since it does not coincide with the dictionary definition of personality. “The state or quality of being a person”.

Table of Contents:
Summary of the Postulates and Corollaries

Chapter 1 The first postulate: The mind as a set of subselves
Subselves in the major theories of personality pp.1-24
Carl Jung
Eric Berne
Abraham Maslow
Gordon Allport
Kurt Goldstein
Kurt Lewin
Henry Murray
Other proposals for subselves
Anderson and Carter
Decision theorists: Self-deception
W. R. D. Fairbairn: Object-relations theory
Georges Gurdjieff: A mystic
Mardi Horowitz: States of mind
J. M. M. Mair: A community of selves
Marvin Minsky: Agencies of the mind
James Ogilvy: A multiplicity of selves
John Rowan: Subpersonalities
James Vargiu
Personal use of the concept
Is a multiple self universal?
Is a multiple self healthy or pathological?

Chapter 2 Executive power pp.25-34
Mischel’s situational critique of intrapsychic theories of personality
Mischel’s argument
The consistency of behavior over time
Conflicting desires

Chapter 3 The varieties of subselves pp.35-54
The façade self
The pattern of vicarious living
The pattern of noncommitment
Arthur Janov
Sidney Jourard
R. D. Laing
Carl Rogers
Edwin Wagner
W. B. Yeats: The anti-self
Fritz Perls: Topdog/underdog
Regressive and introjected subselves
Social group memberships
Do subselves come in pairs?

Chapter 4 Subselves and group dynamics pp.55-64
The principles of group dynamics applied to subselves
Hierarchical control
Group size
Group versus individual judgments
The rationality of decisions
Performance versus satisfaction
The principles of family dynamics applied to subselves
Avoiding the danger of groupthink

Chapter 5 Subselves and psychological disturbance pp.65-82
Transaction Analysis
Structural pathology
Functional pathology
Content pathology
Analytic Psychology
Psychic functions and attitudes
Abnormal behavior

Chapter 6 Subselves and psychotherapy pp.83-104
Transactional Analysis
Redecision Therapy
Voice therapy
Shapiro and Elliott
Richard Schwarz
Erving Polster
Transforming selves
Naming selves
Dialogues between selves
Mindfulness meditation
Suggestions from family therapy
Fixed role therapy
Subself therapy

Chapter 7 Multiple self theory, dissociation and reincarnation/possession pp.105-120
Multiple personality
Possession in psychiatric patients
Communication with dead spirits
Reincarnation memories
Reincarnation or possession?
A clinical case

Chapter 8 The construction and description of the multiple self pp.121-134
Postmodernism and the self
Personal Construct Theory
The basic concepts
Types of constructs
Construction systems
The perceptual field
Reconceptualization of familiar concepts
The construction and description of the self
Other methods for describing subselves

Chapter 9 Developmental Considerations pp.135-144
Assimilation and accommodation
A critical issue
Developmental postulates and corollaries
Introjected subselves
Subselves formed as a result of threat
Regressive subselves
Future subselves
The impact of aging
Selecting and rejecting subselves
The content of subselves

Chapter 10 Applications of subself theory pp.145-156
Teaching personae
Double lives
The puzzle of self-regulation
Preserving the rationality of Homo Economicus
Dealing with traumatic situations
The self when faced with war
The Nazi doctors
The case of Eduard Wirths

Postscript pp.157-160

References pp.161-172

Index pp.173-186

      Psychology Research Progress
   Binding: ebook
   Pub. Date: 2010
   Pages: pp.186
   ISBN: 978-1-61761-278-7
   Status: AV
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