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Chapter Titles

PART I: GETTING STARTED

Chapter 1       The "Absolute Truth" about Dogmatism

Chapter 2       Old Paths, New Shoes: Rokeach's Model and Modern Adaptations

Chapter 3       The Personality Puzzle: Assembling the Pieces

Chapter 4       Scarring the Face of Reason: Influential Factors That Shape Adult Dogmatism

PART II: PORTRAITS OF DOGMATISM

Chapter 5       Black-and-White Thinking: Cognitive Characteristics of Dogmatism

Chapter 6       Stir in Colour: Emotional Characteristics of Dogmatism

Chapter 7       Add a Little Action: Behaviour Characteristics of Dogmatism

Chapter 8       Meet Jonah: A Developmental Narrative of Dogmatism

Chapter 9       Is Humanity Hard-Wired to Short-Circuit Reason: Theories of Evolution

Chapter 10     Biological Beginnings: Our Neuronal Hardware

Chapter 11     Permanent Scars or Temporary Wounds: Dogmatism from the Trait Perspective

PART III: CONTEMPORARY MODELS

Chapter 12     The Dogmatist in the Crib: Critical Milestones of the First Three Years

Chapter 13     Digging into Dogmatism: Psychodynamic Perspectives

Chapter 14     The Bark of Dogmatism: Humanistic-Existential Contributions

Chapter 15     Nailing Truth to the Mat: Cognitive-Behaviour Models and Social Learning Theory

Chapter 16     Removing the Nails: Buddhist Philosophy

CONCLUDING THOUGHTS

Chapter 17     Where To From Here: Open-minded Optimism

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