Theories of Personality

Theories of Personality : Understanding Persons

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For undergraduate courses in Personality or Theories of Personality.This engaging text provides an overview of major classic and current theories of personality, integrating clear explanation of theory with the latest research. It features an up-to-date evaluation of the scientific status of theoretical assertions and related currently important research topics, and brings theories to life through the interpretation of illustrative biographies. It conveys thepositive value of various theories in a balanced and respectful way, preparing students to apply theoretical ideas to understanding particular individuals they may encounter in their professional work and personal lives.
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  • Hardback | 568 pages
  • 203.2 x 243.8 x 25.4mm | 1,270.05g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 3rd edition
  • 0130209899
  • 9780130209894

Table of contents

1. Introduction to Personality Theory. I. THE PSYCHOANALYTIC PERSPECTIVE. 2. Freud: Classical Psychoanalysis. 3. Jung: Analytical Psychology. II. THE PSYCHOANALYTIC-SOCIAL PERSPECTIVE. 4. Adler: Individual Psychology. 5. Erikson: Psychosocial Development. 6. Horney: Interpersonal Psychoanalysis. III. THE TRAIT PERSPECTIVE. 7. Allport: Personological Trait Theory. 8. Cattell and the Big Five: Factor Analytic Trait Theory. IV. THE LEARNING PERSPECTIVE. 9. Skinner and Staats: The Challenge of Behaviorism. 10. Dollard and Miller: Psychoanalytic Learning Theory. V. COGNITIVE SOCIAL LEARNING PERSPECTIVE. 11. Mischel and Bandura: Cognitive Social Learning Theory. 12. Kelly: The Psychology of Personal Constructs. VI. THE HUMANISTIC PERSPECTIVE. 13. Rogers: Person-Centered Theory. 14. Maslow: Humanistic Psychology and the Hierarchy of Needs. 15. Conclusion.
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