Theories of Personality

Theories of Personality

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This new edition provides a comprehensive review of the major theories in personality psychology. Extensively revised and updated the text includes a new chapter on Eysenck's Theory, and in response to reviewers' requests the chapter on Sheldon has been deleted (the major points of his theory are now incorporated into the introductory chapters on trait perspectives.) Many new case studies have been added in which the theories are applied to the treatment of personality problems. Chapter One defines personality and illustrates criteria for judging a theory. Readers can then apply these criteria to each theory discussed. Other successful features of previous editions are continued: a consistent approach from topic to topic allows students to compare and contrast theories; each major theoretical position is introduced by an objective overview of the theorist's concepts and propositions; and the final chapter introduces some of the issues and latest research developments in personality psychology, including the need for an interactional theory of personality. This book should be of interest to degree and diploma students on social and behavioural science more

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  • Hardback | 512 pages
  • 165.1 x 231.14 x 30.48mm | 929.86g
  • Cengage Learning, Inc
  • CA, United States
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 0534099963
  • 9780534099961

Table of contents

Part I: An introduction to the discipline. Personality and the scientific outlook. Part II: Psychoanalytic and neoanalytic perspectives. Freud's psychoanalytic theory. Jung's analytical psychology. Alder's individual psychology. Horney's social and cultural psychoanalysis. Fromm's humanistic psychoanalysis. Erikson's psychoanalytic ego psychology. Part III: Trait perspectives. Allport's trait theory. Cattell's structure-based systems theory. Eysenck's biological typology. Part IV: Cognitive perspective. Kelly's theory of personal constructs. Part V: Humanistic-existential perspectives. Maslow's self-actualization position. Roger's person-centered therapy. May's existential-analytic position. Part VI: Social-behavioristic perspectives. Skinner's operant analysis. Rotter's expectancy-reinforcement model. Bandura's social cognitive theory. Part VII: The future of personality psychology. New directions in the discipline. more

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