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This proven text fuses the best of theory-based and research-based instruction to give you a powerful introduction to personality that is accessible and understandable. Burger pairs "theory, applications, and assessment" chapters with chapters that describe the research programs aligned with every major theoretical approach. Biographical sketches of theorists and accounts of the stories behind influential research programs help you gain an understanding of how classic and contemporary findings relate to each other, and reinforce the idea that theory and research perpetuate one another. In-text self-assessments and a Study Guide (available separately) allow you to stop, consider what you're reading, and interact with the material.

Table of Contents

What Is Personality?
Personality Research Methods
The Psychoanalytic Approach: Freudian Theory, Application and Assessment
The Freudian Approach: Relevant Research
The Psychoanalytic Approach: Neo-Freudian Theory, Application and Assessment
Strengths and Criticisms of The Neo-Freudian Theories: Relevant Research
The Trait Approach: Theory, Application, and Assessment
The Trait Approach: Relevant Research
The Biological Approach: Theory, Application, and Assessment
The Biological Approach: Relevant Research
The Humanistic Approach: Theory, Application, and Assessment
The Humanistic Approach: Relevant Research
The Behavioral/Social Learning Approach: Theory, Application, and Assessment
The Behavioral/Social Learning Approach: Relevant Research
The Cognitive Approach: Theory, Application and Assessment
The Cognitive Approach: Relevant Research
Epilogue: Some Concluding Observations
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