Learning Objectives

After reading this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Identify the main principles and historical contexts of the cognitive tradition
  • Describe the three fields of cognitive science and their impact on personality psychology
  • Explain how attitude is studied in order to assess personality
  • Discuss the personal-constructs approach to personality
  • Identify cultural aspects associated with the self
  • Explain how literature and the inner world are relevant to personality psychology