Personality Theories

Personality Theories : A Comparative Analysis

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In this fifth edition the Author continues to offer a stimulating book that helps readers think through the most promising views of personality. Offering breadth and balance, Maddi uncovers the similarities and differences among many existing approaches to personality. Conducting rational and empirical analyses, Maddi delineates the important issues separating the various approaches and seeking to identify the most promising bases for conceptualizing personality. The fifth edition presents a new chapter two on methods in personality study and chapter fifteen on psychotherapy and assessment. This new material brings the concreteness of procedure and application to the revision. The more informal writing style of the new edition makes the material more accessible to studenshow more

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  • Hardback | 750 pages
  • Cengage Learning, Inc
  • CA, United States
  • Revised
  • 5th Revised edition
  • 053410696X
  • 9780534106966

Table of contents

Personality and personology. Methods in personality. The core of personality: conflict model. The core of personality: fulfillment model. The core of personality: consistency model. Rational and empirical analyses of core considerations. The periphery of personality: conflict model. The periphery of personality: fulfillment model. The periphery of personality: consistency model. Rational analysis of peripheral considerations. Empirical analysis of peripheral considerations. The behaviouristic alternative. The rise of social learning theory. Psychotherapy and assessment. Formal and substantive characteristics of the good theroy of personality. Appendix of theoretical summaries. Glossary of terms. more

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