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  • Chapter 1 Personality Traits
  • Chapter 2 Relationships and Well-Being
  • Chapter 3 Positive Relationships
  • Chapter 4 Positive Relationships
  • Chapter 5 Emotional Intelligence
  • Chapter 6 Emotion Experience and Well-Being
  • Chapter 7 Yoga, Buddhism, Relationships and Personality
  • Chapter 8 Happiness: The Empirical Science of Subjective Well-Being and the Philosophy of Tibetan Buddhism
  • Chapter  9: Nature and Nurture
  • Chapter 10: Self-Regulation and Conscientiousness
  • Chapter 11: Self and Identity
  • Chapter 12: Conformity and Obedience
  • Chapter 13: Prejudice, Discrimination, and Stereotyping
  • Chapter 14: Cooperation

Chapter 7: This is an edited and adapted chapter based on an original chapter Mark Kelland, Personality Theory in a Cultural Context. OpenStax CNX. Nov 4, 2015

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