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Toward a New Personology : An Evolutionary Model - Theodore Millon

Toward a New Personology

An Evolutionary Model

Hardcover Published: 25th April 1990
ISBN: 9780471515739
Number Of Pages: 200

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This study develops a new theory of personality, its development and psychopathology, rooted in evolutionary biology. The book draws on the thinking of the physical and biological sciences to create a new "personology" - a model of how personality originates, develops and can go astray. This innovative conceptual structure has its foundations in the natural sciences and sees personality structure and function related to three basic polarities: pleasure-pain, passivity-activity, and self-other. After developing his theoretical model, Millon relates it to psychopathology and shows how the model can be applied to nosology, assessment and intervention.

THEORY I: Evolutionary Foundations of Physical and Biological Science.

THEORY II: Concordance of Evolutionary Polarities and Psychological Science.

NOSOLOGY: Deriving a Classification for a Personological Science.

INSTRUMENTATION: Assessment of Personality Polarities, Domains, and Disorders.

INTERVENTION: Integrative Therapy for Personality Disorders.

CLOSING REFLECTIONS.

References.

Author Index.

Subject Index.

ISBN: 9780471515739
ISBN-10: 0471515736
Series: Wiley Series on Personality Processes
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 25th April 1990
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.6 x 15.8  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 1