Personality : Strategies and Issues

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Liebert and Spiegler retain their time-tested approach to personality: namely, four broad strategies - psychoanalytic, dispositional, phenomenological, and behavioural - that involve the four basic issues of theory, assessment, research, and change. The presentation of each strategy reflects the unique style of psychologists who work within it. The student is first introduced to the strengths of the strategy, and then to its liabilities. The text has been thoroughly revised to reflect the current status of personality psychology and to make it more relevant, interesting, and understandable to students. Topics covered in the previous edition have been updated. Recent developments added include: object relations; post-Freudian therapy, feminist psychoanalysis; the latest information on Type A; Rogers' person-centered approach and advances in Rogerian therapy; extensions of personal construct theory; Rotter's social learning theory; locus of control; and recent cognitive-behavioural theorizing and research. The pedagogical improvements include: A simplified readable text; point-by-point summaries; a comprehensive glossary; new diagrams, tables, and dramatic photographs that present concepts visually to supplement the written text. Liebert and Spiegler's innovative demonstrations, which give students first hand experience with personality issues, were revised based on student feedback and new demonstrations were added. Personality Strategy and Issues is ideal for undergraduate courses in Personality and Theories of Personality. A new, expanded Instructor's Manual is more

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  • Hardback | 580 pages
  • Cengage Learning, Inc
  • CA, United States
  • Revised
  • 5th Revised edition
  • 0534106757
  • 9780534106751

Table of contents

Section One: Introduction. Issues in the study of personality. Asking and answering questions about personality: Research. Section Two: The psychoanalytic strategy. Introduction. Origins and development of personality. The organization of personality. Assessment and personality change. Liabilities. Section Three: The dispositional strategy. Introduction. Trait and type approaches. The assessment of dispositions. Needs and motives. Liabilities. Section Four: The phenomenological strategy. Introduction. Rogers' self-actualization theory. Maslow's theory of human motivation. Kelly's theory of personal constructs. Liabilities. Section Five: The behavioral strategy. Introduction. The radical behavioral approach. The family of social learning theories. The cognitive-behavioral approach. more

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