Personality Theory:
A Biosocial Approach

C. George Boeree, PhD
Psychology Department
Shippensburg University

© Copyright C. George Boeree 2009


Well, that's it for now.  I hope you found the book enjoyable - perhaps even helpful!   There's much more, of course.  But most of it, I believe, is a matter of details.  Each chapter of this book includes ideas that need to be expanded upon and tested.  It's a bit like chemistry:  Chemists have a single unified theory, but there is likely an infinite number of studies that still need to be done and, one hopes, many good and practical applications to be developed.  Psychology is still a baby science - but it is a science!  And each one of you can contribute something.  So get out there and show us what you can do!

I would like to finish with a quote from Fra Giovanni Giocondo (c.1435–1515):

I salute you!
I am your friend, and my love for you goes deep.

There is nothing I can give you which you have not.
But there is much, very much, that, while I cannot give it, you can take.
No heaven can come to us unless our hearts find rest in it today.
Take heaven!

No peace lies in the future which is not hidden in this present little instant.
Take peace!

The gloom of the world is but a shadow.
Behind it, yet within our reach, is joy.
There is radiance and glory in darkness, could we but see. 
And to see, we have only to look.
I beseech you to look!

Best wishes,
    George Boeree